The Best homemade Stain Remover

baking soda and dish liquid mixed in a small jar with a toothbrush

This recipe is the best homemade stain remover and will remove almost any stain guaranteed! Let’s get rid of those stains!

I’ve never really worried about stains. I used to go shopping so frequently that I would just toss an article of clothing if it got a stain on it that didn’t come out in the washer alone.

Then I had kids and tried to live more frugally. I had to quit tossing clothes just because of a stain because that gets expensive. But the stains were getting pretty bad. I’ll be honest, I had a bottle of spray & wash in my laundry room cabinet that I would pull out if I or the kids got a stain on a really nice piece of clothing.

I was trying to go natural though and the fragrance just stayed in the fabric after several washes. I didn’t even want to turn the bottle over and read the ingredients on it. Yikes!

What is the best homemade stain remover?

The best homemade stain remover requires a degreaser and a stain lifter. For the degreaser, I use Seventh Generation liquid dish soap. The stain lifter is baking soda.

These two ingredients are much safer than most commercial stain removers and it’s something we almost always have on hand.

How do you make a stain remover?

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon liquid dish detergent and 1 tablespoon baking soda in a small dish.
  2. Use a toothbrush to apply stain remover directly on the stain.
  3. Lightly scrub the stain with the toothbrush and put into your normal washing routine.
  4. Repeat if necessary.

This homemade stain remover has worked every time!

I think I still get shocked when I put this on a stain and wash it and it comes out clean. I’ve put this on stains that have been washed and dried already.

This stain remover has also gotten out oil stains. I haven’t had any trouble getting stains out with this stain remover recipe.

Removing Stains with baking soda and dish liquid

finger pointing to a stain on a kid's shirt

This stain had already been ran through the washer and dryer without any luck of removing it.

mixing baking soda and dish liquid stain remover with a toothbrush in a small bowl

Mix equal parts baking soda and dish liquid in a small jar or bowl. I start with a tablespoon of each for multiple stains.

applying homemade stain remover to stain with a toothbrush

Apply your homemade stain remover to the stain with a toothbrush and rub in a little. Throw your garment directly into the washer or allow to sit on stain up to 24 hours.

Stain should be gone after washing a drying according to your fabric. Repeat the whole process if necessary.

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