Grass Stains: Grass stains can be stubborn because the natural green substance called chlorophyll can penetrate clothing fibers and create a stain. To remove grass stains start by soaking the stain in a cold water vinegar solution. Next launder the stained item with detergent on a cold setting. If the stain still exists, repeat the process.
Dirt and Mud: To remove dirt and mud stains you will first want to let any mud dry. Once it has dried take the dull end of a knife and gently scrape away any excess dirt. Rub some detergent into the stain and launder with cold water. Continue to launder the fabric with cold water until the stain is gone.
Ketchup: We have all been there before, you are about to take a big bite of your burger or hot dog and that little drop of ketchup sneaks out of the bun and finds its way onto your clothing. To remove ketchup stains, first remove any excess ketchup from your clothing with a spoon. Then blot the stain with vinegar and rinse to dilute the stain. If the stain still exists, launder the item with warm water and detergent.
Ice Cream: When ice cream melts it can go from delicious treat to big mess and can end up on your clothing. If you do get ice cream on yourself you want to act quickly and remove the melted ice cream as quick as possible because it will become more difficult to remove when it dries. Soak the stain in cold water for several minutes than rub it with detergent. Repeat this process until the stain is gone. For dried stains start by scrapping away any excess ice cream with the dull side of a knife. Then use the same process as before, just allow more time for the stain to soak in the water. Never use hot water, it will cause the protein in the ice cream to stain.
Sunscreen: Sunscreen contains oils that can stain fabric. To remove sunscreen, stains start by sprinkling baking soda on the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes. The baking soda will absorb the oils making the stain easier to remove. Next soak the stain in hot water and rub with detergent. Keep soaking and rubbing with detergent until the stain is gone.