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DIY Stain Remover Spray

January 8, 2024

I thought it would be nice to share my DIY stain remover spray recipe to pair with the liquid laundry detergent recipe I shared a few weeks ago. This stain remover is very effective for removing all types of stains including blood, chocolate, dirt, etc. The best thing about making this stain remover is how simple the ingredients are. With just a few household ingredients you will never have to buy expensive stain remover spray ever again.

The ingredients needed to make this amazingly effective stain remover are hydrogen peroxide and dish detergent (One that has a degreaser). For tougher stains a bit of baking soda will help left the stains.

You will need to start by getting a dark or opaque spray bottle to store your spray in. I’m using an amber colored glass bottle which is best for using with peroxide so that it maintains its effectiveness. Add the peroxide and dish soap to the bottle, twist on the spray bottle nozzle and gentle rock the bottle to mix the contents.

To treat stains, rinse the stain thoroughly with cold water. Next spray the stain with your DIY stain remover and work it into the stain. I like to keep an old toothbrush in my laundry room just for this reason. Allow the stain remover to work on the stain for about 30 minutes and launder the garment as normal.

If the stain is a hard to remove stain, sprinkle baking soda directly on the stain. Spray with the stain remover and use a toothbrush to loosen the stain. Leave again for 30 minutes and launder as normal.

Look how amazing this stain remover worked to lift the stain from my daughter’s blouse!

Daughter's shirt is stain free!

DIY Stain Remover

Equipment

  • dark colored spray bottle
  • Funnel

Materials

  • 1 cup Hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/2 cup Dish detergent

Instructions

  • Pour both peroxide and dish detergent into a dark colored spray bottle using a funnel. Twist on the spray bottle nozzle and gently mix the contents in the bottle by flipping the bottle upside down and back up.
  • Spray directly on stains and allow to penetrate stain for up to 30 minutes. For tough stains sprinkle a bit of baking soda on stain after spraying. Use a toothbrush to work the stain remover into the fabric and allow to sit for 30 minutes. Launder as usual and repeat if stain persists.

Notes

Always test on an inconspicuous part of your garment to check for color fastness 24 hours prior to usage.
Make sure you use a dish detergent that has a degreaser such as Palmolive or Dawn dishwashing detergent for the best results.
Store your stain remover spray in a dark colored or opaque bottle. When hydrogen peroxide is exposed to light (including household light), it loses its effectiveness.
Be sure to use a fresh bottle of peroxide. Using an old one will not be as effective.

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