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Best Homemade Stain-Remover – Removes Stains Better & Cheaper!

April 25, 2012

Homemade Stain Remover

(you don’t need gloves to use, it won’t dry your hands out and it’s SAFE)

Okay,  so I am totally in love with this super simple and amazing stain remover. 

I finally got around to using it today on several of my children’s clothes.  I was so skeptical that I bought the ingredients two weeks ago and kept washing and drying the same shirts with the same stains.  Not sure where the inspiration came from, but I was finally up for the challenge.

• The first stain I tried it on was on my 3 yr old’s shirt.  This stain is over 6 months old.  Not sure what it was, but it would not budge.  I just pulled it out of the dryer and IT IS GONE! (the stain is 🙂  The area that was stained is the same color as the rest of the shirt (a cream color).

• The second stain was on my 1 yr old’s shirt collar.  He was self feeding (bad idea for keeping shirt clean).  This was much simpler and only took about 5 seconds to remove.  But I was happy because it was a brand new shirt *sigh*

• The third stain was a greasy ketchup like spot on a shirt that was white and the stain bugged me so much I never let my kid wear it again…so there it hung in the closet.  And, yes he stained it upon the first wearing.  I didn’t notice it until it came out of the dryer.  Now the stain is gone – perfectly gone.

So, you want the secret?  You won’t believe it when I tell you…

Original Blue Dawn Dish Soap and Hydrogen Peroxide (3% solution – the regular stuff from the store)

Yep, you use one part soap and two parts peroxide. Mix up a small amount and keep in a dark container.

I thought maybe it was best to wet the shirts before treating.  Then I poured the “stain-remover” on the area.  Used and e-cloth to gently scrub the area.  And threw in the wash. Two of the three stains were gone before the washer machine even started.  The 3rd stain was 90% gone.  The rest disappeared in the wash.  (btw – e-cloths are amazing to use on any and everything.  I have a few spots in my carpet that I am excited to try this combo on!  I have a friend that used an e-cloth with just water and removed juice from her kid’s carpet – no lie)

I was so skeptical that I did not take any before and after pictures.

On the next laundry day, I will.

 

And if you are tired of buying or making your own laundry detergent, check out the latest technology that cleans your clothes better than soap… they’ve been using this in hospitals for over a decade:  www.buyecowash.com

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Erika permalink
    August 27, 2012 3:05 pm

    Does the dish soap have to be Dawn, or can I use another brand? Currently, I have Kirkland (from Costco) Environmentally Friendly dish soap. Thanks!

    • theCmom permalink*
      August 29, 2012 9:26 pm

      I am unsure if other brands work. Dawn kinda has a reputation when it comes to “stubborn” issues 🙂 Try it and let us know! 🙂

  2. May 28, 2012 7:25 pm

    I guess it is time to go get some dawn!!

  3. April 30, 2012 7:25 pm

    Hmmm. I’ve got a bottle of Blue Dawn under my sink that I bought a few years ago for getting diaper cream off my cloth diapers. I’ve been waiting for another awesome use for it. Thanks!

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