While sorting through the girls' clothes from the hamper this morning, I found THIS!...
And knowing that a few of us (myself included) really wanted to know what Elaine's Homemade Laundry detergent recipe could do, I determined this to be an EXCELLENT test case!
What a MESS!!!! Set in dirt....berry juice....ugh. Yup---a GREAT test-trial case.
No part of the shirt was pre-treated since it was buried in the hamper, however I gave the tougher-looking stains a spray of Shout before throwing it into the washer. This shirt was included in my 'bleachable-whites' load....and of course, the homemade detergent.
MOST of it came out and turned out white again. And honest-to-goodness truth-be-known.... that one lower stain probably wouldn't have come out with commercial-brand detergents either. Is that oil????? What on earth did she get into????
So, it was not put in the dryer yet. I sprayed those stains once more with Shout stain-remover and will let it sit and soak in a bit before it gets washed again.
Overall.... I'm pretty pleased with how clean it got. That was one dirty shirt!