Everyday household items can work better than most commercial store bought stain removers.
1/2 teaspoon of glycerin
2 tablespoons dish liquid
1 cup distilled water
1/4 cup borax
rinsed dish soap bottle
Add all ingredients into the bottle and shake. Apply to new stains for the most effective results, and let set overnight. *Check your fabric care instructions first, especially for delicates.
For rusted button stains, apply squeezed lemon juice, and salt and rub, let it dry in direct light or sun light, let it set overnight, then wash as directed.
Another great way to get maximum performance from your washing machine, thus getting your clothes softer and brighter too, is to add 1 cup of vinegar to the water in your wash. You can even run a small wash ,add a cup of vinegar to the wash tub water, it will clean and degrease your wash tub.
Add some sliced lemons to your dish water, cleaning buckets. Lemons are proven to kill germs and bacteria. I'd rather use a lemon instead of a chlorine cleaner to kill germs and degrease.
Another cool germ fighter, especially for kids going to school, is to mix 5-7 drops of lemon essential oil in a clean, 2-4 oz. spray bottle filled with water. Shake. Spritz on kids hands, before work and school. Alcohol free and non toxic!