Stains are an unavoidable and irritating part of life, and removing them can be a chore. If you haven’t found a store-bought stain remover that’s close to your heart, try this simple DIY recipe! It’s non-toxic, easy to make and costs less than a dollar a cup.
Important: We suggest to store your stain solution in an opaque, plastic bottle because when hydrogen peroxide is exposed to sun, heat or metal (which can be in glass) it can turn into water or oxygen (which will not help your stains).
Helpful User Tip: Hydrogen peroxide is a bleaching agent, so it's a good idea to test this stain remover on an out-of-sight area before using it on your garment.
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Combine 1 tbsp baking soda, 4 tbsp non-toxic dish soap, and 8 tbsp hydrogen peroxide in your opaque spray bottle or sealable container and shake ‘em up. All three ingredients are known for their stain-fighting abilities, and the baking soda will act as a light abrasive.
When you encounter a stain, apply a small dab, about the size of a penny, to the stain and rub the stain remover in with a toothbrush or cloth. Let the remover set for 15 minutes to an hour. Then, launder as normal.
You’re safe to use your stain remover on cottons, linens and synthetic fibers like acrylic, nylon and polyester. Steer clear of wools, chunky knit sweaters, leather or silks as they will not handle the abrasive well. You may, however, soak a chunky knit sweater in a tub of water and your stain solution, if it is made of one of the safe fabrics. Soak for 30 minutes, and launder as normal.