FOR BEST RESULTS: Apply to stains sooner rather than later, work into fabric and launder with a Laundress Detergent. For tougher stains, apply solution directly on the stain and work it in with a brush. Pour hot water, even boiling, from a height to penetrate the fabric and allow the garment to soak. If the stain has faded, but is not completely gone, then repeat the process until satisfied. Launder as normal.
- We recommended this process on durable fibers such as cotton, linen and some synthetic materials.
- For stain removal on delicate fabrics such as silk and cashmere, use tepid water. Do not soak silk longer than 30 minutes at a time.
- When treating stains from blood, always use cold water.
- For ring-around-the-collar, soil, oils, sunscreen and sunless tanner stains, use The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar, which is more convenient for spot-cleaning and getting those hard-to-reach areas.
This detergent is enzyme-based and contains no petroleum-based soaps, which helps protect and maintain the integrity of natural clothing fibers better than mass-market laundry detergents. It is also all-natural, biodegradable and non-toxic. The formula is highly-concentrated and appropriate for both hand and machine washing.
The following natural, stain-fighting enzymes can be found in this detergent:
- Protease: Targets and breaks down large and complex protein molecules into peptides and amino acids which are easily removed by surfactants.
- Amylase: Targets and breaks down starch-based stains significantly increasing the efficacy of the detergent. They are best at removing starchy stains with low protein content, such as chocolate and spray starch.
- Lipase: Targets and breaks down fatty soils originating from animal fat and vegetable oils. Lipase removes fatty stains that strongly adhere to fabrics.