The past couple of months I have shared with you the recipes for making your own laundry detergent and my very inexpensive laundry softener. I decided it was time to find a replacement for my Shout stain remover. We go through a lot of that stuff, and I have seen some recipes for making your own that I wanted to try.
I decided to give this recipe for homemade laundry stain remover a try, and I was very happy with the results. To make it, you will need:
- 2/3 c. Dawn dishwashing soap
- 2/3 c. ammonia
- 6 tbsp. baking soda
- 2 c. warm water
Pour all the ingredients into a clean empty spray bottle. You can get empty spray bottles at the Dollar Store. Walmart also has them for about $1.
Give the bottle a little shake to mix everything up and then use as you would use your normal favorite stain remover.
I decided to try this stain removing solution out on some fresh blackberry stains. I had spent the afternoon (several days before) picking blackberries, and had dark berry stains all over my light red jacket. The stains were completely dried.
I sprayed the stains really well with the cleaning solution and washed the jacket. I was happy to see that ALL of the stains came out. I also tried it on some grease stains on a t-shirt that had already gone through the wash once already. It also removed those stains.
You will notice that after this solution sits for a little while everything will settle at the bottom of the bottle. Just give it a shake and it is ready to use again.
Make sure you label your spray bottle, so you know which homemade cleaning solution is which!
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