Best Homemade Stain Remover

Literally the best homemade stain remover.

This is truly the best homemade stain remover.

 

This homemade stain remover is one of my favorite things. I haven’t decided what I like most the fact that it actually works- and works well – or the fact that I can make it from supplies I have around my house. Perhaps it’s because I got to make it myself and having it really work is the bonus.  With 4 kids I have found myself scouring the internet on more than one occasion asking, “How do I remove blood stains” and “How do I remove grass stains?”  And then of course, my personal favorite to show up on my Google search history, “How do I remove red wine stains?”   /ahem/foreshadowing/guilty cough/

In the evening, a couple hours after we taped this video, I had the misfortune of having red wine splatter on my white blouse. It is the first time I was happy about getting a stain – but sadly not the first time I had to remove a red wine stain. I figured not only could I put this stain remover to the test, but more importantly I could give all of you some solid before and after pictures.  I must say I was pleased with the result.  After using my homemade stain remover, my blouse came out of the washing machine white as can be.  And it is quite cheap to make.

* Full disclosure: 1) The stain didn’t get treated for hours. 2) I opted for the hydrogen peroxide step and 3) I let the blouse sit over night with stain remover on the spots.

The results are amazing. See the pictures above. Pretty amazing.  Happy stain removing!

LAUNDRY STAIN REMOVER

 Ingredients 

2 cups hot water

6 tbsp baking soda

2/3 cup Ammonia

2/3 cup Dawn(original blue)

1 old toothbrush

*Hydrogen Peroxide-optional for harder stains

 

Preparation 

Add the baking soda to the hot water and stir until it dissolves. Add ammonia and Dawn and stir well. Pour into spray bottle. Label correctly. **Note: spray bottle will clog from the baking soda crystallizing as it dries. Run nozzle through hot water to unclog. For best application use a squeeze bottle.

Apply stain remover and use a toothbrush to scrub stain. Wash. Stain gone.

For a tougher stain, apply stain remover, scrub then apply hydrogen peroxide and continue scrubbing.  Wash. Be happy stain is gone.  This is seriously the best stain remover.