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Summer get-togethers are a cherished tradition, but they often leave behind stubborn stains on clothing, tablecloths, and outdoor furniture. Fortunately, you can tackle these common party stains using eco-friendly, plant-based cleaners. In this guide, we will discuss effective methods for removing BBQ sauce, mustard, charcoal, and more, ensuring your outdoor gatherings remain worry-free and your fabrics and furniture stay spotless.



How to Remove BBQ Sauce Stains


BBQ sauce, with its deep color and sticky consistency, can be particularly challenging to remove. Here’s a step-by-step method:

Blot the Stain: Use a clean cloth to blot the excess sauce without rubbing it deeper into the fabric.
Pre-Treat with L'AVANT Collective Laundry Soap: Apply a generous amount of laundry soap directly to the stain. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse and Wash: Rinse the area with cold water, then wash the item as usual. Check the stain before drying, as heat can set it permanently.

 

How to Remove Ketchup Stains


Ketchup stains are common and can be quite noticeable due to their bright red color. Here’s how to deal with them effectively:

Scrape Off Excess: Gently scrape off any excess ketchup with a spoon or dull knife.
Soak in Vinegar Solution: Soak the stained area in a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts water for 10-15 minutes.
Apply Baking Soda Paste: Make a paste of baking soda and water, apply it to the stain, and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.
Wash with Laundry Detergent: Wash the fabric using L'AVANT laundry soap and air dry.

 


How to Remove Mustard Stains


Mustard stains are notorious for their yellow pigment, which can be tough to eliminate. Follow these steps for best results:

Blot the Stain: Blot away any excess mustard with a paper towel or cloth.
Use Lemon Juice: Apply fresh lemon juice directly to the stain and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Rinse and Repeat: Rinse with cold water, repeat the lemon juice treatment if necessary, and then wash with our laundry detergent.
Sunlight Drying: Sun-dry the fabric if possible, as sunlight can help bleach out remaining stain traces.

 


How to Remove Grease Stains


Grease stains from grilled meats can be particularly persistent. Here’s a natural method to combat them:

Absorb Excess Grease: Sprinkle cornstarch or baking soda on the stain to absorb as much grease as possible. Let it sit for 15 minutes before brushing it off.
Pre-Treat with Liquid Laundry Soap: Apply L'AVANT liquid laundry soap directly to the stain and gently work it in with your fingers.
Hot Water Wash: Wash the item in the hottest water safe for the fabric using our plant-based detergent.
Air Dry: Air dry the fabric to ensure the stain is completely gone before using a dryer.

 

How to Remove Grass Stains


Grass stains are a staple of outdoor play and picnics, leaving a green mark on clothing and fabrics.

Pre-Treat with Vinegar: Apply white vinegar directly to the stain and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
Rub with L'AVANT Laundry Soap: Rub our laundry soap into the stain, working it into the fabric fibers.
Rinse and Wash: Rinse with cold water and then wash with our plant-based detergent. Repeat if necessary before air drying.

 

How to Remove Charcoal Stains


Charcoal stains from grills or campfires can be particularly stubborn and messy.

Shake Off Excess Charcoal: Shake the fabric outdoors to remove loose charcoal particles.
Apply Baking Soda Paste: Make a paste with baking soda and water, apply it to the stain, and let it sit for 15 minutes.
Scrub and Rinse: Gently scrub the area with a soft brush and rinse with cold water.
Wash with Plant-Based Detergent: Wash the fabric with a plant-based laundry detergent and air dry.

 


How to Remove Berry Stains


Berries are delicious but their stains can be a nightmare due to their vibrant colors.

Rinse with Cold Water: Rinse the stain under cold water as soon as possible to remove excess juice.
Soak in Lemon Juice: Soak the stained area in lemon juice for 10-15 minutes.
Apply Soap: Work L'AVANT Collective laundry soap into the stain.
Wash and Dry: Wash the fabric using our detergent and air dry, checking to see if the stain is fully removed.

 


How to Remove Ice Cream Stains


Melting ice cream and other dairy products can leave greasy, sticky stains.

Blot the Stain: Blot the excess ice cream with a cloth or paper towel.
Soak in Vinegar Solution: Soak the stained area in a mixture of one part white vinegar to two parts water.
Pre-Treat with Laundry Soap: Apply our eco-friendly laundry soap to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes.
Wash in Warm Water: Wash the item in warm water with detergent and allow it to air dry.

 


How to Remove Sunscreen Stains


Sunscreen can leave oily stains on clothing and swimsuits.

Blot Excess Sunscreen: Blot any excess sunscreen without rubbing it further into the fabric.
Apply Cornstarch or Baking Soda: Sprinkle cornstarch or baking soda to absorb the oil, letting it sit for 15 minutes before brushing it off.
Use L'AVANT Laundry Soap: Apply laundry soap to the stained area and gently scrub.
Wash in Hot Water: Wash the fabric in the hottest water safe for the material with detergent and air dry.

 


How to Remove Mud Stains


Mud stains from outdoor adventures can be tough but manageable with natural cleaners.

Let the Mud Dry: Allow the mud to dry completely before attempting to remove it.
Brush Off Dried Mud: Brush off the dried mud with a soft brush.
Soak in Vinegar Solution: Soak the stained area in a solution of one part vinegar to two parts water.
Pre-Treat with Laundry Soap: Apply liquid laundry soap and let it sit for a few minutes.
Wash and Air Dry: Wash the fabric with L'AVANT detergent and let it air dry.

 

Removing stains doesn't have to involve harsh chemicals. By using plant-based cleaners, you can effectively clean BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, and grease stains from clothing, tablecloths, and outdoor furniture while being kind to the environment. Next time you host a summertime event, enjoy the food and festivities without worrying about stubborn stains.

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