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Today is National Ice Cream Day! In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that ice cream (in addition to being the perfect American dessert) has contributed significantly to our country's dairy industry, and that there ought to be a national holiday devoted to it. Since then, this quirky holiday has been celebrated on the third Sunday of every July.
DroppsFunFact: According to a study done by the data aggregation company Bundle, the home of Dropps’s very own HQ (Philadelphia, PA) ranks 3rd in the top ice cream consuming cities in the US—just behind Long Beach, CA and Dallas, TX.
Want to celebrate but prefer a different kind of frozen treat? Check out some of our favorite recipes for homemade popsicles!
We hope you enjoy celebrating this fun holiday with some of your favorite treats today, but if things get a little messy, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered!
Read the Labels
Before treating any garment, always refer to the instructions on the care label to be sure your stain removal method is safe for the fabric. Delicate fabrics like silk or wool can be tricky to wash and easy to ruin if not attended to properly. If the care label advises to dry clean only, take it to a dry cleaner as soon as possible.
When it comes to preventing stains, less is more. Scrape as much ice cream (dried or fresh) as you can off the garment with a dull knife or spoon so you’re just left with whatever remnants have settled in the fabric.
Turn the garment inside-out and run cold water on the back of the stain. This method flushes the stain back out through the fabric. While the stain may not come all the way out, flushing it with cold water will loosen the stain, making it much easier to remove.
#DroppsProTip: If you are not home or do not have access to detergent or stain-fighters, just doing this as soon as possible will help prevent the stain from setting in the fabric.
Place a Dropps 4-in-1 Booster Pac directly on top of the stain and run under cool water until it dissolves completely. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes and watch the power pac do its magic! Rinse the area thoroughly and check for any remaining stains.
For Tough Stains…
If there are still some lingering spots, soak the garment in room temperature water for about 30-40 minutes, gently rubbing the affected area every 5 minutes until it is no longer visible.
Always air-dry your garment first to be sure no stains are left behind. Heat from the dryer can set any tough stains into the fabric, making them nearly impossible to remove.