Some washing products already contain enzymes, but you can by them from health food stores as well, because they are in fact a product that is meant to aid digestion. Enzymes occur naturally the body, and they help to break down certain foods, to make them more easily digested. If you think about the way in which you food is broken down in the boy, and feel like that process may be of use when it comes form getting stains out of certain fabrics, then you will enjoy using this next method! Having a way in which to deal with certain stains means that you don;t have to be worrying about what method to use for each stain, as you simply have a go to straight away. It is a really good idea to check out the various ways in which you can get rid of stains, as there are tons of them, and each one seems to contradict another! With a blood stain, you should never use hot water, as it can cook it in, but with chocolate, you should never use cool water, as it can set in a different way! How to know what to do can be difficult, so it is best to test out a few ways, so that you know exactly what you are going to do as soon as the stain happens.
So, for the enzyme approach, you need some enzymes of course, and as mentioned above, they can either be bought within washing detergents, or at a health shop. Crush the pills, or pour the powder in to a large bowl of water, that will accommodate the item that you need to get cleaned. Enzymes will break down protein structures extremely well, which makes them fantastic for meat, fat, grass and blood stains, which are some of the toughest around. However, this trait means that they are not suitable for cleaning wool and silk, which are made out of protein based fibers. Always do a bit of a background check on the item that you are going to be cleaning, and ensure that it is going to be ok. If you are in doubt, ring a professional, or consult a dry cleaning service. If you can, then test out the product or method on a small area where any damage will not be seen; under a collar perhaps.
Soak the item in the bowl of enzyme water, and slosh it about to get the process going, and the enzymes activated. You may be able to give it an hour or so for a new stain, or for dried on stains you may want to leave the solution to do it’s work over night. Once this process is over, you can rinse the item and then launder it as normal, using soap and water, or putting it in the washing machine on a cool wash. Do not use a hot wash, as then any remaining stain may be heated in to the fabric. The same goes for tumble dryers - the heat and dryness of the air will set the stain in permanently, so unless you are totally satisfied that the stain has gone, then you should avoid them in all seriousness. Be sure to check your washing instructions before you try anything out, as some items need to be dry cleaned only, and will not even react well to water! This method should not be used on leathers, and should be used with caution on man made fabrics, as well as those that are prone to pilling.