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Baking Soda Paste for Stains

Rub a paste of 6 Tablespoons of baking soda and 1/2 cup of warm water onto stained clothing before laundering. Be sure to check for colorfastness first.

Baking Soda and Blood Stains

Baking soda rubbed onto a dampened blood stain can help lift the stain from the fabric.

Baking Soda and Sweat

A baking soda paste can be useful in banishing sweat stains and odors on clothing. Rub the paste onto the clothing before laundering. Tough stains may need to let the paste sit for 1-2 hours.

Baking Soda and Fruit/Wine Stains

Fruit and wine stains need to be treated imeadiately, but if you're in a hurry, pour a little baking soda on the stain, and then later run hot water through the back of the stain.

Baking Soda and Vomit

The smell of vomit can linger even in clothing that has been washed. Sprinkling baking soda on the site and rubbing it in can help remove the smell when it is washed. This is especially help with baby spit-up.

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