Tuesday, March 08, 2011

My Secret Weapon for Stains: Grandma's Secret Spot Remover

While browsing the aisles of Buy Buy Baby on 7th Avenue in Chelsea a couple of years ago, my friend Sarj & I happened upon Grandma's Secret Spot Remover. 

This was actually an impulse buy, I saw Grandma's Secret Spot Remover by the cash register. I picked up a bottle and read how "a drop could remove: Oil, Grease, Paint, Make-up, Grass, Clay, Inks, Blood, Baby Formula, Tar, Spaghetti Stains, Coffee, Rust, Betadine, Turmeric, Fabric Bleed, Pet Stains...most any kind of STAIN. It works!"

I became over enthusiastic, telling Sarj, "OMG! Nakakatanggal ng dugo!" (It can remove blood!), that the cashier, who happened to be Filipina, looked at me funny, and probably  thought I was a killer. Hahaha. Then I told her, I bet this works on anything, because blood stains are hard to remove. She said she uses it herself and it does work! So I bought a bottle and  since then, I've bought so many bottles not just for our use, but for my parents too.  Really, I can't live without this, that I have one in Berry's diaper bag, another in the toilet, and yet another in our laundry area. I love it so much that I spoke to the owner of Grandma's, and asked if I could bring his product to the Philippines. Fortunately for all of us, he said yes, and now, the product is available for purchase!

To see is to believe, so let me share how this really works on everything! Promise! It can even remove months old stains!

Ok, girls, you know "those days" right? This is oversharing at it's finest, but I just had to show you how Grandma's can remove period stains from your sheets, and that means yes, your unmentionables, even your favorite pair of pants.

If you like eating fried, oily food but don't know how to deal with the mess it leaves after, just dab the oily spot with Grandma's and it'll disappear just like that. I used to do all sorts of things to get rid of grease stains, like ironing over it, then using warm water to dissolve the oils, but with Grandma's it's just one easy step.

What a story! Berry drew a long line on our heavy curtain using a black Pilot sign pen, which left us worried about our dry cleaning bill. But before taking the curtains down, I thought of treating the stain with Grandma's. True enough, before I could even take a picture of the ink stain, it pretty much dissolved already! After carefully dabbing the ink stain with water and tissues, it totally disappeared. When the curtain dried, it looked as good as new. Saved us about $150 on dry cleaning, I swear!

You know how the boys come home with collar rings on their shirts? I know it's easy to not even bother scrubbing it out, especially since they pretty much stay hidden anyway. But I find it unsightly to see brown rings on Dear Hubby's office shirts so I treat it with Grandma's. It's not enough that his shirts look crisp. They need to look fresh and clean too.

This was actually a 3 month old stain on at favorite dress that I totally forgot about. Just when I was about to bring it to the dry cleaners after months of neglect, I noticed that it had a stain from tomato sauce. I was thinking 3 months was too long and the stain must have seeped into the fibers, but I had too little faith. With just a dab of Grandma's the stain disappeared.

This dress happened to be dry clean only too (51% silk, 25% cotton, 24% linen) but of course, Grandma's worked like a charm and did no harm. If I could count the amount of money I saved on clothes I've salvaged from nasty stains, potential bleach catastrophes and dry cleaning bills, this is really the sort of stain remover worth spending on.

A 2 oz. bottle retails for Php 295 and this lasts anywhere from 6 months to a year, depending on how often you use it. It has saved me a lot on dry cleaning expenses and has breathed new life into clothes I would have just thrown away because of horrible stains.

What's best, these are SAFE to use on BABY clothes. Berry is a stain magnet so you can just imagine how much of a lifesaver this is! Grandma's Secret Spot Remover is made in the USA and is:
- Biodegradable
- Non-toxic
- contains No Chlorine
- No Phosphates

You may buy Grandma's Secret Spot Remover:

- Shopspot
   Email: shopspotmail@gmail.com

- Momtrepreneur Shop
   4th Level
   Shangril-la Mall (beside FIC)
   Email: momtrepreneur1@yahoo.com

- Baby & Beyond
   G2 Strata Suites 300
   P. Guevarra Street, San Juan

- Debbie Co
   2nd floor Jupiter Place 136
   Jupiter Street, Makati

- Cole Vintage
   Markati Palazzo
   4F Podium Mall

- Mia Bella
   2nd level Serendra,
   Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

   50th Avenue, Robinson’s Galleria
   Ortigas Center, Pasig City

- Sesou Nature Source
   Market Market
   Alabang Town Center

- Red Dot Laoag
   72 F.R Castro Avenue
   Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

- Red Dot Vigan
   Bonifacio St corner Gov. A. Reyes St
   Barangay 1, Vigan City

- Red Dot Tuguegarao
   #57 College Avenue, Centro 08
   Tuguegarao City

- Play Studio
   2nd Level, Robinson's Place
   Bacolod City

- Cribz
   The Maze, 3/F Ayala Center
   Cebu City

- Playpen PH
   Ground Floor, Main Arcade
   Banilad Town Center
   Cebu City

- Quirks Philippines
   Robinsons Dept. Store, Abreeza Mall
   Davao City

- Chimes
  Felcris Specialty Store
  Governor Sales St.
  Davao City
  Tel. No. (082) 225 8997

- Pacey's
  #3 Arradaza St.
  Ormoc City, Leyte
  Tel: 053 2552556

I am looking for more stores to stock this at, so if you own a baby store, a crafts shop,  a fabric store, an eco/green store, a laundromat, a bookstore or a boutique, email me at manilafashionobserver@gmail.com please. We are looking for more stockists. Thanks and please buy Grandma's! Your clothes will thank me for this! ;)


Samantha Sotto said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this! The kiddos (+hubby) are STAIN MAGNETS. LOL. :D

Mom-Friday said...

wow this is a great great product! will check it out next time i visit Shang :) will refer you to a friend who has online store, might be interested to carry your products :)

cd_mfo said...

You'll get yours & Kris's soon, Sam!

Thanks Michelle! That would be great! Thanks for the help =)

Unknown said...

wow!!!!! great!!! Thanks for sharing! I shall visit Shang!!

Lloyda said...

ah i think i need this in my life tin!!!

Anonymous said...

I have to thank you for this, I started using it when you first blogged about it and removed ink stains that has been there for months :)

Also, I bought the wrinkle free from them too :)


The Missus said...

hey, thanks for sharing! haven't seen this in stores here so i'm just going to buy myself a bottle in amazon. have you tried their wrinkle remover?

cd_mfo said...

Thanks Nina! Please do! Btw, did you get your prizes?

Yes Lloyda! Get it for Eli! Grandma's saved a lot of Berry's clothes from stains! =)

That's wonderful Candy! How are you liking the wrinkle remover?

You're welcome Trix! Bed, Bath & Beyond should have it too! But yes, Amazon sells as well! I haven't tried the wrinkle remover, I think I will na din! Hehe!

She said...

You should sell it here in Singapore too!

cd_mfo said...

That's the plan She! =) I asked the owner about selling in Singapore too! Wish us luck!

Cai Sio said...

I need this! I hope it can remove stains from vitamins syrups. :)

cd_mfo said...

Hi Apples! My dad used it on Kiwi shoe polish, he thought his slacks were due for the bin na, but it worked! If it can work on Kiwi shoe polish, it will work on vitamins, I have faith =)

Rochelle said...

yey! thanks for bringing it to manila =) at least i can grab a couple of bottles before i fly back to toronto ... don't think i've seen them in stores there ...

Anonymous said...

Wrinkle remover is a wonder too. I used it for cotton drapes that I ironed, but showed wrinkle marks, one spray and it was all gone :) It's also best used when travelling.


cd_mfo said...

I haven't seen Grandma's in Canada nga Rochelle! Heehee! Yes please stock up na while you are there! Thanks thanks!

Ooooh! Will try that then! Thanks Candy! Take note Trix!

Anonymous said...

I just bought mine this morning in Shang and it worked wonders on the 3-yr grape juice stain on my husband's rubber shoes! I am now a fan! Thanks for blogging about this! :)

cd_mfo said...

Yay! Thanks for the support Anon! Grandma's really works wonders, even on old stains! I've never tried 3 year old stains though, wow! Thanks for sharing =)

Cosmopolicious said...

I TOTALLY need to have this!! Shangri-La here I come! Thanks Tin for the tip, will share my feedback as soon as I've tried it. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Another cheap remedy for difficult stains is hydrogen peroxide. Cheap and easy to find.

cd_mfo said...

Yay! Thanks Marie! Yes, please share how it works for you! =)

Hi Anon, trust me, I've tried hydrogen peroxide. It doesn't always work, and if it does, not as fast as Grandma's.

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