Stain Remover

Dang. That tasty barbecue sauce slid off the grilled cauliflower and onto your favorite party shirt. It happens. Prompt action will return that mess to an undetectable level, avoiding health- and earth-damaging ingredients. 

First, dab the stain with cold water, then let an ice cube do some magic. (Hot water will set the stain.) 

Next, apply stain remover, avoiding greenwashing claims. Shun parabens, sulfates, bleach, dyes, oxidizers, dioxane, phosphates, or nonylphenol ethoxylate. 

Good choices include: 

Soon thereafter, launder the shirt normally, confirming stain-free status while damp. 

DON’T use chlorine bleach:

Then dress to impress, your choice garb back in action. 


Laura & Gil

Our friends Laura & Gil Richardson are, in their own words, “imperfect” but they are much further down this Planetarian path than anyone I know. They are a treasure trove of sustainable living inspiration and we’ve asked them to share one simple swap per week that they’ve made (and the products they love) in hopes it might inspire you to make them, too.

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