This book is full of simple stain-fighting solutions that don't require harmful chemicals. Your grandmother knew how to get red wine stains out of an Oriental carpet, and how to make an oil-smeared shirt look like new. Now, with this book, you too can draw upon generations of housekeeping wisdom to clear up even the most stubborn smudges, specks and splotches. This indispensable, easy-to-use resource teaches you how to identify each type of stain, then explains what to do if the stain is fresh, if it's set, or even if it's already been laundered or treated without effect. Discover with common household products can help prevent stains; learn how to stock your emergency stain-fighting kit; uncover the most effective natural products for stain removal, including the super stain-fighters you already have in your refridgerator or pantry.
After the birth of her first child, Deborah Martin began looking for ways to remove stains that did not involve using harsh chemicals. Since then, she has actively collected 'recipes' for natural stain removal.