How One Woman Cleaned Her Dirty Thongs In Seconds Using An Amazing $5 Product
- A Queensland woman used eucalyptus oil to remove dirt from her thongs
- She had been struggling to clean them before she stumbled upon the solution.
A woman had been struggling to clean her thongs for months when she stumbled upon a genius solution that made them shine in seconds.
Jacqui, from Queensland, lives in a pair of blue Archie thongs and they developed a thick, stubborn layer of dirt after prolonged wear.
The woman tried unsuccessfully to remove the dirt stains with soap, so she resorted to a less conventional option.
She rubbed eucalyptus oil into the bottoms of the thongs until the dirt and discoloration simply washed away.
A woman had been struggling to clean her worn thongs for months when she stumbled upon a genius solution that made them shine in seconds.
The woman shared a photo of one clean thong compared to the dirt accumulated on the other.
‘I’ve tried to clean this off a few times in the past, but I tried some eucalyptus oil today and boom, baby!’ she captioned the photo in a popular Facebook group.
Eucalyptus oil is extremely versatile: it is a natural cleanser, air freshener, and germ killer.
Due to its natural disinfectant properties, eucalyptus oil also works well as a chemical-free floor and laundry cleaner.
Eucalyptus oil, which is sold in pharmacies and health food stores for about $5 per bottle, is typically used as an herbal medicine to treat common ailments such as nasal congestion and asthma.
Diluted variations can also be applied to the skin to relieve ulcers or chronic conditions like arthritis.
Many others shared the various methods they used to clean their thongs.
‘I use toothpaste and an old nail brush on my peach strips. I have had them for three years and there is no discoloration this way.
“Shaving cream is usually best for me,” said a third. “I just coat my thongs in it, leave it on for 30 minutes, then gently scrub it with an old toothbrush.”
Several admitted to putting their thongs in the washing machine along with their towels, while a lone woman claimed to have washed her slippers in the dishwasher.
Eucalyptus oil is extremely versatile, being a natural cleanser, air freshener, and germ killer.
Eucalyptus oil also works brilliantly as a stain remover.
An Australian mother recently discovered an unlikely use for the essential oil as a chemical-free stain remover that removes ’90 per cent’ of marks from laundry.
After a permanent marker seeped onto the front of her white hoodie, the woman posted to a Facebook cleaning group asking members for tips on getting it out.
People recommended soaking the stain in the essential oil for 30 minutes and then rinsing it with water, a method that she said removed almost all traces of the purple stain.
She posted photos of the sweater taken before and after applying eucalyptus with the caption: “Iit worked so well! I rinsed the stain with water and squeezed out as much excess as I could (to make sure) the color didn’t run.’
The mother said she poured bleach on the discolored stain before washing the hoodie, which came out of the machine in perfect condition.
One Australian mother said that soaking her marker-stained hoodie in eucalyptus oil for 30 minutes removed ’90 per cent’ of the purple stain that was later washed out.
Photos taken before and after applying the oil have gone viral, racking up 1,600 likes and dozens of comments with one woman calling the revelation “revolutionary.”
“I wouldn’t have thought you could get that stain out, great job,” said another.
A third said it was “great to see the results of the suggestions” and encouraged others to post before-and-after photos to the Facebook group.
“It’s good to see what really works,” he added.
A fourth said, ‘Oh my gosh! I saw this post last night and even showed it to my husband and told him I didn’t think it would ever come out. I’m going to show you this.