Dealing with old stains you need to remove from clothes? Try this DIY Stain Remover, it's so easy to make and it works great!
I think the only thing worse than finding a stain in clothes is finding a stain after you washed the clothes.
I often find I have stains in clothes that have been through the washer and the dryer.
As a boy mom, I am often clothes that are so gross! Of course, my son lets them sit in his locker for weeks at a time and never mentions the stains.
Usually, my kiddo does his own laundry and I notice the stains when I am moving his clothes from the dryer to the laundry basket.
Getting a stain out after it's been washed can be tough, but this easy DIY stain remover works great and is so easy to use.
If you are dealing with tough set-in stains or just stains all around make up a batch of it today! You will love how quickly it works and gets out the stains the first time.
DIY Stain Remover
I have used this DIY stain remover for a couple of years and loved it. The best part about it is that you probably have everything in your house that you need to make it.
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Dish soap (I prefer Dawn blue dish detergent)
- Spray bottle (I love these from Amazon)
- Label (you don't need to label it, but I love these from etsy)
To start, you will need baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and dish soap. You can use any kind of dish soap, however, this is one of my favorites. I have found it does a really good job to help get out oils and dairy stains.
In a bowl add 2 tablespoons baking soda, 2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide, and 2 tablespoons dish soap. Mix it up and then add a little water.
I usually add about another 2 tablespoons of water, but it kind of depends on the consistency of your dish soap.
You can always add the water a little at a time until you get a good mix. You want to make sure it is thin enough that it will spray through a spray bottle or container, but you don't want the mix to be mostly water.
Next, pour the homemade stain remover into a spray bottle. I prefer to use these glass spray bottles that I get on amazon. You can also get a label on etsy for your bottle if you would like.
If you don't want to use a spray bottle you can also use a dish soap brush dispenser, like this one. I used one for years until mine started leaking. Then I switched to the spray bottle.
How To Use
If you have any other color than white, I recommend testing in a hidden area to make sure it doesn't discolor the garment. I haven't had any problems with this solution before, however, hydrogen peroxide can sometimes lighten colors.
To color test, just pick a small spot that is hidden and put on the homemade stain remover. Let sit for about 30 minutes and then rinse and let dry. If you don't see any discoloration you should be good to go!
Spray the DIY stain remover onto the stain. Depending on the material you may want to scrub at the stain a little.
I have this laundry brush that I use for scrubbing now and I love it.
Let the stain remover sit on the stain for about 15 minutes. For really tough stains I recommend letting it sit for about 1 hour. Then wash the items like you normally would.
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Normally I recommend washing the garments in the warmest water possible.
I used the stain remover on this old set in stain. I made beignets and was covered in grease.
Then I forgot all about it and washed and dried the sweater. The stains completely came out. Check out this before and after. All the grease is gone and my sweater looks great!
This DIY stain remover has saved so many clothing items from being thrown out and it is so easy to use.
Next time you have a bad stain don't throw it out, use this easy homemade stain remover and get rid of the stain for good.
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Carrie This Home says
This looks like such a good way to get stains out! I get so frustrated when stains make it through the wash. I'll have to try this!
I think with kids it is inevitable to find the stain after we wash the clothes! 🙂
Hannah @ Eat, drink and save money says
Great post! I really need this now that I have two boys. Thanks for sharing on Share the Wealth Sunday. I'm going to share this on my Facebook page and blog this week.
Boys are messy, aren't they? 🙂
ah! I love the idea of using the brush...I've tried a similar recipe before but I felt like it needed a good scrubbing too! Thanks!
Your welcome! I hope that it helps.
lorraine williamson says
love it I have teens who are incredibly messy and have stained clothes where did you get the brush from would love to know thanks for sharing pinning and shared have a great week.
The brush was just a brush I picked up at Meijer in their cleaning section. Hope that helps.
Wow the result was great on your sweater! I didn't think grease stains could come out! Thanks so much for sharing this tip with us at the Merry Monday link party. Hope to see you again next week!
I'm going to have to give this a try, especially with two boys. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday, you're one of my feature picks.