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For years I thought I was the only person who knew about something called Soilove. I first discovered it back in 1982 while searching for a laundry stain product that could beat the outrageously high price of the name brands. Those were easy to spot because they were always shelved at eye level.
When I reached the top shelf and found a lowly mint-green bottle of an off-brand stain treatment called Soilove (pronounced “soil-love”), I was suspicious that anything so cheap could be any good. Still, I decided to give it a try.
Believe me, I love to find a bargain. But when the bargain brand outperforms its pricey competitors, that really revs my engine.
Soilove is such an amazing product. It removes stains from laundry like you can’t believe. I’ve used Soilove to get out new stains, old stains, red stains, grass stains, baby stains, food stains, blood stains, makeup stains, pet stains, and every other kind of stain imaginable—except for yellow mustard. Not even Soilove can handle a yellow mustard stain.
Back then, I paid $.79 for a 16-oz bottle of Soilove in my local supermarket. Soilove is still available today, provided you know where to look. Soilove is available in 99 Cents Only stores. Readers tell me they’re seeing Soilove in their local dollar stores, You can order a case of 12 bottles of Soilove from Amazon. If you’re particularly frugal, you could easily stretch a case of Soilove to cover a couple of years of domestic miracles.
Soilove has rescued so many things for me, I cannot imagine my life without it.
Over the years I’ve come up with many other uses for Soilove—other than removing every stain I’ve ever attempted from clothing, except for yellow mustard. Let me assure you that Frank Kagarakis, the owner of America’s Finest Products, Inc. in Santa Monica, Calif., and manufacturer of Soilove (yes, it’s made in the USA), tells me that the only approved use for Soilove is to apply it to washable fabrics to remove stains. That’s all. He does not endorse, acknowledge, promote or in any other way suggest that Soilove should be used for any other purpose. Neither do I.
Now that we have that out of the way, let me tell you all the ways I choose to use Soilove anyway—and have without any negative results.
Soak fine jewelry in Soilove and then brush with an old toothbrush. Caution: Never put pearls, opals or other soft stones in any kind of cleaner.
Cleans fiberglass and porcelain tubs beautifully.
Sticky label removed
How annoying is it to buy something beautiful only to have the label cemented right in the most conspicuous spot? Just spray on Soilove and let it sit for a few minutes.
Hubcaps and chrome
Spray it on, scrub gently with a cloth or soft brush, rinse.
Soilove will just melt away all that grime. Spray, let sit for a few minutes, scrub if necessary and rinse.
One last thing: I suggest you transfer Soilove into your own spray bottle. It will last a lot longer because that will allow you to be more judicious with its use. The bottle it comes in does not spray, and if you try to treat your stains by pouring it on, you’ll waste a lot of the precious commodity. You only need to saturate a stain, not the entire item, for Soilove to do its miraculous work.
My industrial-strength spray bottle from Home Depot works perfectly.
Believe me, you’re going to love Soilove.