The Best Homemade Stain Remover Ever!

I've been spending tons of money on all of our laundry supplies for years, and decided that this year, I was going to start making my own! I found this recipe for homemade stain remover in a vintage cleaning tips book and decided to tweak it a bit and give it a try for myself...the result was amazing!
This is one of my husband's favorite shirts, and it's an expensive that we can't afford to have stained. That lovely stain is chocolate, not good.
I made my stain remover spray using some dish liquid, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda! I gave it a few squirts and let it sit for about 15 minutes, then threw it in the washing machine...
The chocolate stain was gone! I have used this fabulous mixture on dirt stains, grease stains, grass stains, and even on a bloody knee works GREAT!!!
Be sure to stop over and get the stain remover recipe along with recipes for Homemade Laundry Detergent, Homemade Fabric Softener and a fantastic Printable Stain Remover Cheat Sheet!

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3 of 11 questions
  • Barb
    on May 7, 2017

    how do you get chocolate, that has embedded itself into a cream colored leather loveseat?
    • Barb
      on Jul 26, 2017

      Thank you, Karen, for getting back to me. Yes, I will give this a try & most definitely, let you know! Barb in CO
  • Lindie
    on Dec 24, 2017

    How do I remove red cande wax stain from a white carpet. I’ve removed the wax but now there is marks inside the fibers
  • JaBro
    on Aug 29, 2020

    can this be used on dark fabrics? I’m concerned about the peroxide.

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  • M.L. Friel
    M.L. Friel
    on May 6, 2017

    I'll take a pass on Blood, however for YEARS I've removed Choco. with Glycerin. You can purchase it in a local Drug Store. Before laundering the item, drop a dollop of Glycerin on the stain, work it in with a fingernail, then launder as usual. The stain should come out 100%!

    For ink stains, spray it with hairspray, then launder. Usually takes it ALL OUT!
  • RC Leach
    RC Leach
    on Jan 26, 2020

    The chocolate stain looked like another pony that had run so fast, it started to melt down! But, I'm not sure your husbands peers would buy that story...

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