Butter and Margarine: Dab with
diluted washing-up liquid. Repeat the process several
times if needed. Then wash as usual.
Candle: Carefully remove the wax
with your nail. Put the stained item between two silk
or blotting papers and press with a warm iron. The
remaining wax will be absorbed by the paper.
Coffee and tea: Apply a borax
solution (1 volume of borax for 6 volumes of water)
directly on the stain. Then wash with soapy warm
Fruits and Berries: Sprinkle with
salt and mild liquid soap. Allow them to work during a
few hours and then rinse thoroughly.
Grease: Sprinkle the stain with
bicarbonate of soda or Terre de Sommiθres and allow
it work during a few hours. Scratch and repeat the
process. Brush off to eliminate the powder and wash as
Mould and Rust: Apply white
vinegar or lemon juice to stop the mould. Leave to dry
in the sun during a few hours. Wash as usual but
Lipstick: Scratch the stain at the
most with a blunt knife. Use a before wash stain
remover for fabrics and scrub with a clean white
linen. Then wash as usual.
Blood: Immediately clean the blood
stains with cold water (never use hot water, the stain
would remain permanently). Then, leave the linen to
soak in cold water with two cups of salt during 24
hours and wash as usual.
Red wine and Jam: Immediately
scrub with sparkling water, and then wash normally.