I'm starting to see the effects of dealing with the red clay around here (famous in the south). It isn't a huge problem but DD recently went swimming in what I'd call a "rural pool" and now has red clay stains on some of her swim gear (like her rash guard). Standard washing does NOTHING. Is there a secret to removing these stains or it is permanent?
Laundry question: Removing red clay stains?
maybe that will help. It talks about letting it dry and brushing it off.
also using murphy oil soap??!! I thought that was for floors.
And also using ammonia or borax. (don't know about the ammonia with your asthma.... that could be bad. )
Hydrogen peroxide is showing promise. Even the "sacrificial towels" I threw in the wash are looking lovelier. However, on the rash guard shirt, the clay came out on the side where I sprayed, not the other side (the inside of the shirt) so I'll have to spray it again - and wash it again. I'm waiting until tomorrow. The shorts are saved, though.