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How to Wash Silk Wash white and colorfast silks in tepid water -- no warmer than your skin -- with mild detergent. Add 1/4 cup of white vinegar in the first rinse to remove soap residue and restore luster to the fabric. Then rinse thoroughly with water one final time. If the label on the garment says it's safe to iron, do so. Iron while the item is still damp for the best results, with cool iron, on the wrong side, and finish drying on a padded hanger.

Golden Rules of Washing Delicates like Silk, Wool, and Lingerie

How to Wash Silk Wash white and colorfast silks in tepid water -- no warmer…

DIY Jewelry Cleaner-nice foaming action.  Worked awesome 1 T salt, 1T baking soda, 1 T dish soap, cup of water (heated 2 min in micro) bowl ...

Worked awesome 1 T salt, baking soda, 1 T dish soap, cup of water (heated 2 min in micro) bowl with tin foil (dont know why but that was what it said). Let sit for 10 min and rinse in cool water. by alejandra

How to clean a silk dress: 1. fill a clean sink with lukewarm water, add 2-3 drops mild soap, stir water. Immerse silk dress and let it soak no more than 5 min.  2. Rub stained or dirty spots with soapy water, use fingers of soft sponge but apply very light pressure so as to not damage fabric. 3. Drain water, refill sink with cool water and add 1/4 cup white vinegar to neutralize alkalinity and remove traces of soap. 4. Re-rinse in fresh cool water and dry laid flat on a terry cloth towel.

How to Clean a Silk Dress

How to wash silk, because I'll be damned if I'm spending 120 bucks to dry clean my very basic wedding dress.

The best way to fix a stain is to treat it before it sets. Quickly scoop up solids with a dull edge, and blot liquids with a clean white cloth from the outside in to avoid spreading. Treat stains before washing, and always make sure stains have been removed before putting items in the dryer; heat sets stains into fabric. Use our comprehensive Stain First Aid chart to treat specific spots types.

Tips for Perfect Laundry

Everyday food items such as butter and olive oil can cause grease stains. Use our technique to quickly dilute those pesky stains before they get too hard to remove.

How to Get Poop and Puke Out of Carpet: 2) Mix together: 1/4 cup salt,1/4 cup borax* 1/4 cup white vinegar * Rub the paste into the carpet over the stain and let sit for a few hours.

Homemade All-Natural Carpet Cleaner

How to Get Poop and Puke Out of Carpet: Mix together: cup cup borax* cup white vinegar * Rub the paste into the carpet over the stain and let sit for a few hours.

Wow Who Knew???? You will want to pass this one on to your friends and doing so will save it on your timeline for later use! Your welcome ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN . . . IT’S NOT JUST FOR DISHES ANYMORE Wild Life Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds. It’s also biodegradable and contains no phosphates…

28 Ways To Use Dawn Dish Soap That Will Make Your Life Easier

the Giant Bubble Recipe used in bubble makers at many children’s museums: cup Ultra Dawn gallon warm water 1 tablespoon glycerin (available at any drug store)

Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent Made Easy (without Borax and with coconut oil soap)

How To Make Natural Laundry Detergent (Borax-Free)

Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent - {Washes 42 – 62 Loads} 6 cups washing soda Three bars of – 5 ounce soap, finely grated Lemon Essential oil

The ultimate stain remover that actually works on a seriously set in stain! Never buy oxyclean again! The mixture is 1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide couple tablespoons of baking soda. Scrub on with a scrubbing brush :)

The ultimate stain remover that actually works on a seriously set in stain! Never buy oxyclean again! The mixture is 1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide couple tablespoons of baking soda. Scrub on with a scrubbing brush :)

Fill especially dirty pots that have coated, baked-on food with water and 1/4 cup powdered dishwasher detergent or baking soda. Bring the mixture to a boil, remove from heat, and let soak for an hour. Scrape the pot with a spoon or rubber spatula and finish up washing as you normally would.

Dishwashing Secrets

Baking soda has scrubbing power but won't scratch surfaces. Mix a paste of 3 parts warm water to 1 part baking soda to scrub kitchen stains or clean the oven. Make a bathroom cleanser by mixing dishwashing liquid with baking soda until you have a thick

how to clean cookie sheets * make them sparkle

how to clean cookie sheets - Sprinkle cookie sheet with baking soda, spray on some hydrogen peroxide , let it sit for a few minutes then scrub with a brillo pad - CLEAN SPARKLING cookie sheet again!

Homemade Orange Degreaser Spray Recipe - great for cleaning those touch burnt on messes in your kitchen or on your grill - free printable labels included!

Homemade Orange Degreaser - Cleans Grease In Seconds

Homemade Orange Degreaser Spray Recipe - great for cleaning those touch burnt on messes in your kitchen or on your grill - free printable labels included! 1 c warm water 1 tsp dish liquid 20 drops orange essential oil

Multiple homemade car wash soap recipes {from Stain Removal 101}

Homemade Car Wash Soap Recipes

Here are a couple of homemade car wash soap recipes you can use to keep your auto clean for less.

How to Wash Silk Garments: 9 steps (with pictures) - wikiHow

Wash Silk Garments

How to Wash Silk Garments: 9 steps (with pictures) - wikiHow. Note - use Dr Bronners baby liquid soap

Just made this tonight. Running a load of laundry with it now. Smells amazing, made my home smell great while mixing it too! When I dumped the detergent in the washer, there was some good looking suds forming!

DIY Laundry Detergent - Cheaper and Better!

DIY Laundry Detergent Box of Borax 1 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 1 lb) Container of OxyClean 2 oz) Bars of Zote Soap 1 lb) Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener

How to Make Your Own Disinfectant Looking for an alternative to bleach for a disinfectant? Make your own disinfectant with 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of vinegar and 20-30 drops of tea tree oil. Tea Tree Oil has natural antibacterial properties which can help get rid of germs! You can put in a spray bottle and use on kitchen counter tops and other surfaces.

How to Make Your Own Disinfectant

Homemade Pet Stain and Odor Remover spray 50/50 vinegar/water solution, then sprinkle baking soda, next 16 oz peroxide/1 tsp dish soap mix, work into baking soda wait 15 min, blot til dry

Homemade Pet Stain and Odor Remover spray vinegar/water solution, then sprinkle baking soda, next 16 oz tsp dish soap mix, work into baking soda wait 15 min, blot til dry (Golden Terrier Mix)

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