Having a one and three year old means our clothing sees plenty of spills and stains. I keep hoping that as the boys get older, the amount of ruined clothes will lessen. This is not really the case. It seems my three year old has decided he would like to try to keep pace his little brother when it comes to how much food he can get on his clothing.
My sons are very into red food products. My oldest likes to eat his “Letter Soup” a.k.a alphabet spaghettio’s, but sometimes his excitement is a bit hurried and his spoon misses his mouth. My little guy, he’s a dipper. His one and only dip is ketchup and he loves to scoop it by the handful. This, too, does not keep his shirts looking clean. Not by a long shot.
|Onesie with ketchup and undershirt with tomato sauce. Just typical meal leftovers here!|
The folks at Mom Central allowed me to test out OxiClean‘s newly reformulated Versatile Stain Remover. While the product is good for removing just about any stain, I opted to use it on the laundry as I’m always looking for a product that can hopefully help the boys’ clothing look closer to new longer.
OxiClean comes in a tub with a scooper for measuring the powder. I added about half a scoop of OxiClean with 2 gallons of water in a soaking bin. Once the OxiClean dissolved in the water, I let the clothing soak. My first attempt I allowed the solution to soak for about 3 hours and then I washed as normal. The result was an improvement, but you can see the spaghetti sauce was still present on the undershirt.
|Three hour soak in OxiClean then wash.|
Rather than dry the clothing, I thought I would try another soak in the solution. The result was quite remarkable. Because I know where the stain was, I can sort of see a very slight discoloration but to the unknowing eye I don’t believe you can see anything.
|Six hour soak in OxiClean and wash.|
According to the packaging, when “activated by water OxiClean unleashes bubbling oxygen for effective cleaning and stain removal. OxiClean’s newly reformulated Versatile Stain Remover has 40% more oxygen power per scoop than the current version – and is safe to use on both whites and colors. In the wash, it enhances your detergent’s cleaning ability and also contains special ingredients to help rinse those sports soils away. “
You can also use OxiClean in other areas of your home. I’m pretty sure my next test will be on some of the carpet stains in our family room.
*Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of OxiClean and received OxiClean items to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.