Smoothies & Juices
From green goddess blends to acaí bowls, smoothies are nourishing treats, but their color-rich ingredients can cause very noticeable stains when spilled. That said, when things go less than smooth with your smoothie and it ends up on your new yoga set, grab Stain Solution! This concentrated liquid pretreatment is designed to remove color-rich, protein and tannin based stains from all fabrics, and is the perfect tool to combat smoothie stains. To start, pour a drop of the solution over the stained area and work it in with the Stain Brush. If you notice the color of the stain start to change, don’t worry: That just means the enzyme solution is starting to work its magic. For older or heavier stains, soak the item for 30 minutes before laundering according to fabric type. For fresh stains, simply toss in the washer and select a fabric-appropriate detergent and setting. For example, to launder workout clothing made of stretchy synthetic fabrics, wash using Sport Detergent and a cool setting.
Just like smoothies, dark chocolate is a nice way to add some sweetness to a healthy lifestyle. But when things go dark—umm is that chocolate on my favorite couch cushions?!—opt for Stain Solution. Dark chocolate is mostly a tannin stain (less milk content means less stain-causing proteins) and can be treated accordingly using our Stain Solution pretreatment. To treat, remove any excess chocolate chunks using a damp Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth, then squirt a bit of Stain Solution over the stain. Work in using a Stain Brush, and launder accordingly.
As far as coffee alternatives go, matcha is definitely our go-to. From lavender matcha lattes to matcha mochi cake, this green powder is basically fairy dust. However, a little goes a loooong way, and the powder can be quite messy if you’re DIY-ing your caffeine fix at home. Matcha is a color-rich stain that is easily addressed using our Stain Solution: Simply apply the concentrated liquid, massage in using a Stain Brush or your fingers, and launder accordingly. Keep in mind that matcha latte stains will contain a protein element from the milk (yes, even oat milk has protein), and should be addressed with cold water to avoid further staining.