February 17, 2021 5 min read

"INFO: The team previously at hannahpad Canada launched their own new brand, illum! These blog posts have been written when we used to run hannahpad Canada. All information is still relevant and everything is the same! We simply changed the brand that we offer. :slightly_smiling_face: "


Stains are an unfortunate part of life. At one point or another, you may have had to deal with really difficult stains like those from red wine, blood, grease, armpit stains, and so on. Some stains are so stubborn that they can live through multiple wash cycles; they may fade over time, yet you can usually tell that they are never really gone. 

Using common methods of pre-treating your clothes can help with removing stains but such methods take time and include a number of steps including applying liquid detergent, sponging with white vinegar, rinsing, then applying liquid detergent again. If you’re tired of going through these motions and would just like one solution to effectively get rid of stains, then having a handystain remover stick is a good alternative. 

Choosing the best stain remover product can be tricky. Some stain removers on the market may get the job done but can potentially damage some types of clothes and/or pollute the environment. So, to help you make the best choice, we’ve put together this guide that will tell you all you need to know about stain remover sticks, how they work, and what dangerous chemical ingredients to avoid. 

Let’s begin!

White laundry hanging outside with laundry clips

Stop Fearing Stains!

The fear of possibly staining your fabric belongings is completely logical. After all, nobody wants to exert extra effort to remove stubborn stains. However, with an excellentstain remover stick, you won’t need to be afraid of common stains again. These products are designed to make keeping clothes spotless as easy as can be. 

Having a stain remover bar that you can trust will help you make the most of life. For one thing, you’ll be able to more confidently wear light-coloured clothing. You will also be able to revive your old favourites that have stubborn armpit stains. There’s also the matter of not being afraid ofperiod blood. Leaks happen from time to time and having a reliable stain remover bar can help put your mind at ease when choosing an outfit while on your period.

Additionally, you will also be more confident in using100% organic cotton reusable menstrual pads. These pads are an investment that allow you to save a lot in the long-term, help save the environment, and reap numerous health benefits. Without a reliable stain remover bar, some women avoid these beneficial reusable pads altogether, thereby missing out on all of the above benefits.    

4 Reasons to Avoid Store-Bought Detergents 

All-Natural Stain Remover Bars are mindfully formulated to leave out any dangerous chemicals that many mainstream stain remover products on the market have. Some of these products are laden with chemicals that can destroy certain fabric types and even cause harm to a person’s health. Additionally, these harmful chemicals can negatively affect individuals with sensitive skin or sensitive parts of the body. 

Here are some of theharmful chemicals that need to be avoided:

    1. Bleach

Sometimes it’s hard to figure out if bleach is harsher on stains or on the clothes themselves. One misuse of bleach can lead to instantly faded clothes; even the correct use of bleach can contribute to the deterioration of the fabric’s fibres and colour. Bleach is also toxic to all forms of life and to the environment in general. It can cause adverse effects on the skin, eyes, and lungs. 

    1. Sodium Laureth Sulphate

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), is commonly used as a foaming agent in shampoos and stain removers. SLS is known to be a skin irritant that can, when in contact with skin, remove its protective oils and moisture. The sad part is, SLS isn’t even necessary to remove stains. Typically, it merely gives an added illusion that the clothing is being cleaned thoroughly.

    1. Synthetic Fragrances

Many stain remover products try to smell like they are natural. However, synthetic fragrances can contain numerous harmful chemicals that should be avoided - especially by people who are pregnant or those with sensitive skin. 

    1. Phosphates

The phosphates from laundry water run-off can make their way to various bodies of water, chemically encouraging the overgrowth of algae and harming all other aquatic life. It’s no wonder thatItaly has banned phosphates since the 1980s and other countries are following suit. But while this ban is still underway for many parts of the world, you can do your part to save the environment by choosing only phosphate-free laundry products. 

Close-up of the All-Natural Stain Remover Bar

How Our All-Natural Stain Remover Stick Works 

In the previous section, we talked about how other stain removers on the market make use of dangerous or harmful chemicals as active ingredients. Well, the good news is that ourAll-Natural Stain Remover Bars don’t need any harsh chemicals to be effective.

This stain remover stick is designed to treat tough stains from red wine, ketchup, grease, blood, and underarm sweat stains. It’s gentle on the skin and leaves your clothes smelling fresh, even without the use of synthetic fragrances.  

Here are some of the key ingredients that make it all possible:

    1. Borax

Borax, also known as sodium borate, is anaturally occurring compound. Borax disinfects clothing by inhibiting any harmful fungi, mould, or bacteria. With its alkaline pH, Borax is able to remove all kinds of acidic stains like ketchup and mustard as well as grease, grass, dirt, and blood.   

    1. Lye

Lye, also known as sodium hydroxide, is yet another safe and effective ingredient in ourAll-Natural Stain Remover Bars. Lye helps to break up all kinds of sticky stains, assisting in the action of Borax. 

    1. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil isn’t just for leaving a fresh citrusy scent on your clothes; it is also well-known as one of the best non-toxic ingredients for pretreating stained clothes. Lemon essential oil is highly effective on tough stains as well as grease stains.

Get Rid of Stains Easily and Safely 

The safe and effective ingredients in ourAll-Natural Stain Remover Bar will help you to never worry about tough stains again. Because it is all-natural, this stain remover can even be used on clothing that comes in contact with sensitive parts of the body or on clothing worn by people with sensitive skin. 

Additionally, for handwashing underwear,reusable menstrual pads, orbaby clothes, you can even pair ourAll-Natural Stain Remover Bar with thisProbiotic Laundry Soap. This powerful but gentle all-natural laundry duo will help you achieve spotless and deep clean perfection.Check out our store for more beneficial laundry products that will revolutionize the way you do laundry!

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