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By: Jennifer Gervens
Posted on: Jun 9, 2016

How to Remove Yellow Stains for Crisp, Clean Linen

This week's guest blog post comes from Jenn at Sweet T Makes Three. Jenn's blog was Named by Cision as one of the top 50 product review blogs of 2012 and #23 of the top 50 U.S. Moms blogs of 2014. Check out more of her blog posts here.

After time your white linens could become tinged yellow. In addition to aging linen stains, your children could be the culprit for accidental spills too (am I right?). Having yellow stains on linen is quite common but easily remedied.

There are many methods people use to remove yellow stains from linen. One method that is a bit more natural is using lemon juice or white vinegar combined with sunshine. Simply lay your linen outside on a sheet during a sunny day, pour some lemon juice or white vinegar on the stain and let sit for at least 24 hours in the sunshine.

While many people prefer to use lemon juice or white vinegar for stain removal, I realize there are others who want a variety of options. Today I'm sharing a few other ways to remove yellow stains from linen.

3 new options to remove yellow stains for crisp, clean linen:

Clean Linen Tip #1:

Mix together 1/4 cup Kosher or Sea salt and Gallon hot water. Soak your yellow stained linen for 48 hours in this mixture then let the fabric dry thoroughly in the sun.

Clean Linen Tip #2:

Mix together 1 Scoop* Biz, 1 Scoop* Oxyclean and 1 Gallon Hot Water. Soak your stained linen in hot water for 48 hours then rinse and wash as you regularly would.

Clean Linen Tip #3:

1 Quart Buttermilk, 1 Gallon Water and 1 TBS Fresh Lemon Juice. Soak your yellow stained linen for at least 24 hours, rinse two times and then wash as normal.

Bonus tip: do not be afraid to soak your yellow-stained linens for a few days if necessary.

Removing yellow stains that have arrived from an accidental spill or simply old age can easily be removed so as long as you are willing to try out one of the options shared here.

Years ago when harsh cleaning products were not as widely available, women still managed to keep a clean house and clean linen. Many times your own mother will have a trick or two up her sleeve. Ask her for her clean linen tips and let me know what she says!