Stains Stains Go Away

Who knows what I was thinking when I bought my daughter this seafoam green coat. Who knows what she was thinking when she drew a heart on it with a permanent pink Sharpie… she’s 7.

As you can see, it was  disgusting; I was embarrassed that I had let it get this dirty. In my defense, she left her dress coat at school for a month and didn’t know where it was! I didn’t have a backup coat for put her one while this one dried.

img_2981 I thought about pitching it, and then I kicked myself for buying it slightly big just in case she could wear it next year (I’m so cheap). Instead, I reached for my Thieves Cleaner, Thieves Laundry Detergent  and Young Living Lemon Essential Oil. I generously poured Young Living Lemon Essential Oil on the stains and the pink heart. Then sprayed it with Thieves Cleaner in attempt to give me something to rub the Young Living Lemon Essential Oil into the coat. Also, I was grossed out just touching the coat….

Young Living Lemon Essential Oil is great for stains – it got black permanent sharpie out of my kid’s polo. A friend once was remodeling their bathroom and let the kids write on the wall. My son was two. It was a mess. Anyway – go to your lemon oil for stains!

After the Lemon Essential Oil and Thieves Cleaner application, I washed it once, but while it was better, it wasn’t 100% stainless. I decided to just take the Thieves Laundry Detergent and use it as a stain treatment. Gently rubbing it on the sleeves and chest with more Young Living Lemon Essential Oil around the lightly faded pink heart. I didn’t put any detergent in the machine, because I used it on the the coat. Then washed it. The result was flawless, and I’m no longer embarrassed when she wears it.img_2987

I bought the Thieves Laundry Detergent for the first time a couple months ago. I had been loyal to my Allen’s Laundry Detergent since my days with cloth diapers. It is perfume and dye free, and didn’t make me break out in hives, make my nose run, and make me sneeze. I’m a walking allergy.

Here’s my dish on the difference of the two. I like the way the Thieves makes my front loader smell. I replaced the mildewed-rubber seal on the washing machine, left the door open at all times, and it still stunk. So the Thieves Laundry Detergent makes it smell like Christmas. However,  I miss the pump that came with Allen’s Laundry Detergent‘s bottle, which allowed me to limit to the perfect amount for my front loader. Sometimes pouring just 1/4 of a cup of the Thieves isn’t as precise, so at the beginning I may have used a little more of the detergent than I would have had with the Allen’s Laundry Detergent. It’s supposed to be the same amount of loads, and therefore makes the Thieves Laundry Detergent cheaper. It’s hard for me to tell if I’m saving money because the Allen’s bottle is so much bigger than the Thieves‘s. I think the cost is the same. Young Living needs to add a pump option here and offer a bigger bottle.

Overall, I love the improvement in the smell of my front loader,  and it cleans clothes well – so I’m sticking with the Thieves Laundry Detergent. Plus, the coat is insanely improved and touchable now. Oily win!

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