How To Remove Red Wine Stains from
by Liz Latham
A bottle of BAC-Out Stain and Odor
Eliminator 32oz Concentrated just happened to be in my arsenal of
cleaning supplies of my new home in West Seattle the night I was
having my best friend over for my first dinner at the house. Steaks
and red wine were on the menu and wouldn’t you know it, my friend
who was relaxing on the couch, got up and accidentally bumped the
coffee table and her wine glass spilled all over the white burbur
rug! Without missing a beat, I got up, said, “it’s no big deal, I
have something that can get that out”. I grabbed my 32 oz. bottle of
BAC-OUT Stain and Odor Eliminator by Biokleen (A company in
Vancouver, Washington that makes all natural cleaning products) and
then I saturated the entire area where the red wine was spilled on
the rug. Next, I grabbed a cotton bath towel that was old and I
folded it a couple times and laid it over the saturated area. Then I
stepped on the towel and soaked up the moisture in the rug and
subsequently soaked up the red stain. Some back and forth rubbing
with the thick towel helped. I repeated this process 2 times and all
the wine came out.
Biokleen is a
Washington State company and their products can be found in the
health food cleaning section in your local grocery stores like: Fred
Meyer, QFC, Thriftway, Metropolitan Market. Safeway does not carry
this product line. Biokleen's BAC-OUT Stain and Odor Eliminator uses
live enzymes and lime peel extract in this particular product and
you can also use this as a method to eliminate cat urine odor from
If you drink red wine, I recommend keeping
this product around!
Vinegar and Water
by Liz Latham
Vinegar and water is the main ingredient
we use at Seattle Cleaning Service. In a professional size spray
bottle (but you can use any kind of clean spray bottle) I use about
a 20-30% portion of distilled white vinegar and the remainder I fill
with tap water. I can spray this solution on the tiles in my shower
and wipe with a microfiber rag and the tiles will gleam! We use this
Vinegar and Water spray on windows, glass and mirrors and to makes
the fixtures on sinks sparkle. A stronger percentage of vinegar can
be used to spray around the perimeter of your kitchen to keep ants
away - don't saturate, just mist the spray. The smell of vinegar
dissipates in about 10 minutes. I learned to like the smell because
it means I'm cleaning my home chemical free and I'm not hurting my
lungs and if it gets on my skin it won't cause any damage to my
central nervous system. There are all kinds of links on the internet
about the various uses for vinegar, water, and when you add baking
soda to that you can have even more fun cleaning! Vinegar is an
antimicrobial (which means it actually can kill living germs) and an
anti-bacterial, but unfortunately the government can't list it as
such because it is a food.
Hydrogen Peroxide vs. Bleach
by Becky Ransey
I would like to tell you of the benefits of that plain little ole
bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store.
What does bleach cost? My husband has been in the medical field for
over 36 years, and most doctors don't tell you about peroxide.
Have you ever smelled bleach in a doctor's office?
NO!!! Why? Because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask The
nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use
bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!
Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's? It's C!
Peroxide was invented during WWI. It was used to save and help
needs of our troops and hospitals. Please think about this:
1. Take one
capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and
hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I
do it when I bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will
be whiter without expensive pastes. Use it instead of
2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them
free of germs.
3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill
germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your
dishrag when you wipe down your countertops, or spray it on the
4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on
it to Kill salmonella and other bacteria.
5. I had fungus on my feet for y! ears until I sprayed a 50/50
mixture of Peroxide and water on them (especially the toes)
every night and let dry.
6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten
minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that
would not heal with any medicine but was healed by soaking in
7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and
water and keep
it in every bathroom to disinfect without harming your septic
bleach or most other disinfectants will.
8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50
mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble
and help to kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then
blow your nose into a tissue.
9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist
right away, put a capful of 3% ! peroxide into your mouth and
hold it for ten minutes several times a day. The pain will
10. Put half a bottle of peroxide into your bathwater to help
rid boils, fungus, or other skin infections..
11. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a
load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is
blood on clothing, pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it
sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat
12. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing,
which is why I love it so much for this.
I could go on
and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without!
With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a way to
save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner!"
This information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from
More helpful hints coming