Saturday, November 07, 2009

Natural cleaning, part I

Maylin had a little science lesson today as I tried to get a blood stain out of some bedsheets (Stefan had a bloody nose one night). I hate using chemical treatments, so I thought I'd experiment with baking soda and vinegar. Maylin spread a layer of baking soda over the stain and then dumped some vinegar over it. We got some fantastic bubbles going! Stefan loved it! We repeated this many, many times, to the delight of my kids. And you know what? It did a pretty good job on the stain. It didn't completely eliminate it, but it's barely there now after a tumble in the washer and dryer! We called this experiment Bubble Action. We're going to see if this same method will work on our old carpet stains. Woohoo!

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