Go Organic: A Guide to Removing Organic Stains

In this health conscious world it’s important to make sure that we are getting enough fruit and vegetables, with the organic movement growing stronger every day. These organic foods are produced as naturally and as ethically as possible to supercharge them with healthy vitamins, minerals and great flavour. This also means they’re supercharged with the particles that can cause stains, which can spell disaster when you spill a bowl of your favourite organic food!   

Defining Organic

Organic materials – which are carbon-based and made up of cells that have to be broken down – react with fabrics quite differently to other substances like makeup or engine oil, and consist of a different set of components that have to be broken down to remove stains.

When we say “organic foods” specifically, we refer to the foods that are intentionally grown or processed to contain much higher levels of natural taste and goodness rather than preservatives and artificial flavourings. These raw ingredients are also what cause the most vibrant and stubborn stains however, making these healthy alternatives a real threat to clothing.

The Solution

If you notice that your clothing has been affected by a stain, you’ll need to give it a rinse as soon as possible. If you have caught the stain when it’s still very fresh then you might be able to flush it out with cool water and stop the stain from setting in. If the stain has dried in however, or if there is still a mark after rinsing with water, then start by dabbing the stain with a damp paper towel or cloth. As with all stains, you’re trying to pull it out of the clothing, and not to rub or push it through, as this will make it much harder to remove.

If you’ve followed these steps and the stain remains, then pre-treat with a solution of Resolve® Oxi-Action and water. You do this by forming a paste of Resolve® and water, massaging it into the affected area, and leaving it to work on the stain. After about ten minutes, submerge the garment in a solution of cool water and a scoop of Resolve® Oxi-Action for up to an hour, slightly longer for white garments. Resolve® breaks down the enzymes and starches that make up the stain’s cells, rapidly lifting the stain up and out of the garment. Remove the garment and launder with a scoop of Resolve®. This three-tiered approach ensures that the stain is completely gone.