DIY Magic Stain Remover

Wren’s Little Nest
by Wren’s Little Nest
3 Materials
$1
2 Hours
Easy

I came across this stain remover recipe after my first born started eating solids. You can imagine the stains that I had to deal with! I had tried several stain removers that I purchased at the grocery store and nothing seemed to be getting out the stains well.

I searched for a few diy recipes and was instantly impressed with this one. It was simple, safe, and best of all got out set in stains that had previously been treated, washed and dried.

This recipe is perfect because you can mix up as little or as much as you need, whenever you need it.

This is always my go-to stain remover and so far has not let me down. I have successfully used it on oil, grass, blood, fruit and dirt stains. It’s safe for dark and light colours, and very budget friendly!

All you need for this DIY stain remover is baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and original blue dawn dish soap. These are all staples I use for cleaning and I highly recommend them if you enjoy simple, effective and budget friendly cleaning!

As a busy mom of three I do admit to using a store bought stain remover when needed. Typically it works well but on occasion it fails me and I end up with stains that have set in after washing and drying. I will set these clothes aside and once I have accumulated enough pieces I make a batch of my diy stain remover and treat them all at once.

A few close ups of what I was working with. Remember these stains had previously been treated using a store bought stain remover and then washed and dried.

Begin by mixing together equal parts hydrogen peroxide, and blue dawn dish soap. I used 2 tbsp of each and that was just the right amount for all of these garments.

Then add in an equal amount of baking soda. In this case it was 2 tbsp again.

Give it a mix until equally combined. I like to use an old toothbrush to apply the mixture. This way I can give the stain a little scrub, before the stain remover starts working it’s magic.

Apply the mixture to the stain and let it sit for a few hours or overnight before washing as usual.

And here are the finished clean clothes!


*In some rare cases, depending on the stain you might need to treat it a second time (there is a barely noticeable stain on the pink shirt) but to me it’s completely worth it if removes the stains and saves the garment*

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  • Eileen Eileen on May 19, 2022

    Can this stain remover be made ahead of time and kept in a container?

  • Lou Lou on May 19, 2022

    Will this work on carpet cat pee odor and stain? Hurry!!

  • Pamela Bandur Pamela Bandur on Jun 02, 2022

    Will the peroxide bleach clothes that have color?

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