Understanding the Stain
There is nothing in this world that can plummet our mood as much as a stubborn stain. Wearing a white dress and a drop of wine, food or ink falls on it? Well, it may not be a big deal for some but we all know, that dress is ruined! Equivalent to this pain is the pain of having to remove the stains from our clothes! Thankfully Berkley Green here for the rescue that will change the way you look at stains and explain the deeper meaning behind treating them.
TIP: Always Pre-Treat Stains
It takes a few seconds to have your clothes last longer and not have to discard them because of a messy stain. As soon as you recognize that stain, quickly turn the garment inside out and remove the stain from the inside out. No Rubbing!! Just apply the stain remover and let sit for a little while. Before washing, check to see if the stain has been lifted. If not, pre-treat again. The hardest stains to remove are deep spice stains such as turmeric, curry, mustards as well as paprika. Children's baby food such as mashed carrots and strawberries will put you to the test as well.
All of Berkley Green Laundry products are considered Biological laundries. This means they contain enzymes that fight these nasty stains. We use a blend of 6 enzymes which is a game changer. Some companies only use two or three enzymes, therefore it is important to check. Like we have mentioned over and over again, ingredients really matter when it comes to your cleaning products!
These enzymes work wonders by breaking down the stains like good bacteria eating bad bacteria. The first two enzymes we use in our cleaning products, Lipase and Protease, are also found in the human body. This goes to show you just how safe they really are. Lipase breaks down fats and oils like olive oil and butter while protease protein challenges stains like blood, eggs and gravy. Another enzyme we use is amylase which breaks down starches like potato and rice.
Bio-enzymatic laundry products use non-pathogenic “good bacteria” to digest the wastes of soil, stains and malodors. Bacteria does this by producing enzymes specifically designed to break down certain molecules into smaller pieces .These smaller pieces become food for the bacteria.
TIP: For those really tough stains like curry, turmeric and mustard, try lifting the stain with a knife first. Then mix 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and ½ cup water, place the stained area in solution and let sit for 2 hours. Thereafter rinse with cool water and wash on high heat. Should do the trick!
We have a lot more in-depth education about these stains and enzymes on our Instagram page. Please follow us there as well to learn about the true science behind our cleaning products.