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Homemade Stain Remover Just 4 Ingredients

Conquer Stains with Just 4 Ingredients! Introducing Homemade Stain Remover.

Welcome to the world of homemade cleaning solutions, where simplicity meets effectiveness! Introducing our revolutionary Homemade Stain Remover, a powerful cleaning elixir crafted with just 4 simple ingredients. Tired of stubborn stains wreaking havoc on your favorite fabrics? Fret no more! Our ingenious concoction combines the power of natural ingredients to deliver an unparalleled stain-fighting performance, all while being gentle on your fabrics and the environment. Bid farewell to costly commercial stain removers filled with harmful chemicals, and say hello to a budget-friendly, eco-conscious solution that will leave your clothes looking pristine and feeling fresh. Unleash the magic of just 4 ingredients and witness the transformative power of our Homemade Stain Remover, your new go-to weapon against the toughest stains life throws your way!

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Unleash the Magic: DIY Homemade Stain Remover at Just Cents per Bottle!

Introducing our incredible Homemade Stain Remover – the ultimate solution for tackling practically every stain imaginable, even the toughest ones like grass, grease, food, and yes, even blood stains! Imagine having a versatile, powerful stain-fighting ally at your disposal, all created from just four readily available ingredients. It’s a game-changer for any busy mom like you who’s faced with the daunting task of keeping your family’s clothes clean and presentable without breaking the bank.

As a mom with a large household, I know the struggle of constantly buying expensive laundry supplies. Pre-treating clothes with stain removers became standard practice, but the rising costs, nearing $5 per bottle, pushed me to take matters into my own hands. Determined not to let budget constraints compromise your family’s appearance, I embarked on a mission to find a more cost-effective solution.

Enter your “be more budget-friendly” resolution, a journey revolutionizing your laundry room. I’ve already slashed expenses with homemade laundry detergent, DIY fabric softener, and homemade dryer sheets. And now, the pièce de résistance – DIY Homemade Stain Remover! This ingenious creation not only saves you money but also outperforms its store-bought counterparts.

Crafting your homemade stain remover is surprisingly easy, and the best part? It costs just around 15 cents to produce a full 30-ounce bottle, making it an unbelievably affordable laundry hack! While I may have written this post in 2014, and while pricing may have changed since then, the value remains unbeatable, still costing less than a dollar per bottle.

The efficacy of this homemade stain remover is truly remarkable. It’s tough on stains yet gentle on both white and colored clothing, ensuring your family’s garments stay looking fresh, vibrant, and stain-free. No more worrying about accidental spills or unsightly blemishes ruining your favorite clothes!

DIY Homemade Stain Remover


Prep Time: 5 minutes


A versatile stain remover that effectively tackles a wide range of stains, including grass, grease, food, and blood stains on both white and colored clothing.

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Homemade Stain Remover Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the ORIGINAL Dawn liquid soap, ammonia, baking soda, and warm water.
  2. Stir the ingredients vigorously until the baking soda is completely dissolved. This will ensure a smooth and effective stain-fighting solution.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a spray bottle or squeeze bottle for easy application.


How to Use:

  1. Before applying the DIY Homemade Stain Remover, always test a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric to ensure colorfastness.
  2. For fresh stains, apply the solution directly onto the stain. For older or more stubborn stains, let the mixture sit on the stained area for a few minutes to allow it to penetrate.
  3. Gently agitate the stained area with a soft brush or cloth to work the solution into the fabric. Let rest on stain for 5 minutes.
  4. Launder the garment as instructed on the garment label after pre-treatment.

For BEST results, shake before use.


Red Wine Catastrophe No More! The Magic of Homemade Stain Remover”

Just to show you how well this works:

This is my daughter’s white shirt.

It was a brand new birthday shirt.

We went to the Ballantyne Hotel to celebrate her turning ten. Grandma joined us.

Grandma wrapped a bottle of red wine in the white birthday shirt for the travel home.

When we arrived home, the wine bottle had broken and red wine covered everything.

My daughter was devastated because her new, favorite, birthday shirt was ruined.

I made a batch of Homemade and let the shirt soak in it overnight.

Then I washed the shirt per the tag instructions.

Even I was amazed at how incredible the Homemade worked. There was absolutely NO sign of Red Wine.

When my daughter saw the white shirt in her laundry pile she thanked me for getting her a “new shirt because the one she got for her birthday was stained by wine!”

See for yourself.

Are you tired of pesky stains ruining your favorite clothes? Say goodbye to stain struggles and hello to the miraculous Homemade Stain Remover! Our incredible potion will have you celebrating stain-free victories in no time. Witness the astonishing transformation of even the toughest stains, like that disastrous red wine mishap. Prepare to be amazed as your clothes come out looking brand new, and your loved ones will think you’ve magically replaced their cherished garments. So, don’t let stains dampen your spirits, try our Homemade today and experience the enchanting difference for yourself!

homemade stain remover before and after


Homemade Stain Remover Magic – Caution: No Chlorine Bleach!”

Do not use this on anything that will be washed with chlorine bleach due to ammonia!

I recommend Original BLUE Dawn for the best results.

I’ve tried other dish soaps, including varieties of Dawn and I always go back to ‘Ol Original Blue.

By the way, when was the last time you thought to clean your washing machine?

Discover the Secret to Stain-Free Perfection, but Mind the Ammonia!

Unleash the enchanting power of our Homemade Stain Remover, but beware of its one nemesis – chlorine bleach! Say goodbye to stubborn stains with this wondrous potion, expertly crafted from simple ingredients. For optimal results, trust the tried-and-true Original BLUE Dawn, the champion among dish soaps.

Don’t let stains defeat you; witness the magical results that’ll keep you coming back to ‘Ol Original Blue, time and again. But before you dive in, heed the warning: avoid washing items treated with this concoction alongside chlorine bleach, as ammonia and bleach make a volatile pair!

While you’re embracing the power of our Homemade Stain Remover, take a moment to ponder – when was the last time you gave your trusty washing machine some TLC? Uncover the secret to spotless clothes, and don’t forget the magical machine behind it all!

Laundry Bliss Unveiled: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Routine!”

If you’re new to laundry, here is my routine:

1. Treat the stains. Treat it with this homemade stain remover as soon as you see a stain. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes.

2. Sort the Laundry. I sort my laundry by bright colors, whites, towels and sheets, and jeans.

3. Wash the clothes. I use homemade laundry detergent.

4. Dry with Care. Depending on the clothing, I either line dry or dry them in my dryer. The majority of our clothes are line-dried. It is gentler on your clothes and saves on electricity. Win-win!

Unlock the Secrets to Effortless Laundry Success!

Calling all laundry novices! If you’ve ever found yourself puzzled by the laundry abyss, worry not, for we have the ultimate step-by-step routine to make your laundry days a breeze!

Step 1: Embrace the power of our homemade stain remover! Bid adieu to pesky stains as you treat them promptly, allowing the enchanting solution to work its magic in just 5 minutes.

Step 2: Conquer the art of sorting! Bright colors, whites, towels and sheets, and jeans – organize your laundry kingdom like a pro!

Step 3: Unleash the wonder of homemade laundry detergent! Wave farewell to commercial counterparts and welcome a gentle, effective cleaning potion.

Step 4: Dry with a touch of elegance! Whether you opt for line drying or the trusty dryer, our insider tip will save your clothes and your electricity bill – a double triumph!

Say farewell to laundry dilemmas and hello to laundry bliss! With this simple yet astonishingly effective routine, you’ll conquer laundry day like a seasoned pro. Get ready to bask in the joy of freshly cleaned and stain-free clothes while being kind to both your fabrics and the environment. So, let the laundry enchantment begin – your laundry woes shall trouble you no more!

FAQs for Homemade Stain Remover

1. Is this homemade stain remover safe for all fabrics? Our homemade stain remover is generally safe for most fabrics. However, we recommend testing it on a small, inconspicuous area of the fabric first to ensure colorfastness and compatibility with the material.

2. Can I use this stain remover with chlorine bleach? No, we strongly advise against using this stain remover on anything that will be washed with chlorine bleach due to the presence of ammonia in the recipe. Mixing ammonia and bleach can create harmful fumes, so it’s essential to avoid this combination.

3. How long should I let the stain remover sit on the stain? For best results, we recommend letting the stain remover sit on the stain for at least 5 minutes before washing the garment as usual.

4. Can I store this stain remover for future use? Absolutely! You can store the homemade stain remover in a labeled, airtight container in a cool, dark place. Be sure to keep it out of reach of children and pets.

5. Does the type of dish soap matter? For optimal results, we recommend using Original BLUE Dawn dish soap. While other dish soaps may work, we’ve found that the Original BLUE Dawn consistently delivers the best stain-fighting performance.

6. Can I use this stain remover on delicate fabrics? We advise against using this stain remover on delicate fabrics like silk or wool, as the ammonia in the recipe may damage these materials. Stick to using it on sturdy, washable fabrics.

7. Does this stain remover work on all types of stains? Our homemade stain remover is designed to tackle a wide range of stains, including grass, grease, food, and even blood stains. While it’s effective on many common stains, some particularly stubborn or unique stains may require additional treatment or professional cleaning.

8. Is this stain remover safe for the environment? This homemade stain remover contains ammonia, which should be used with caution. When using it, work in a well-ventilated area and avoid breathing in fumes. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly alternative, you can explore other homemade stain remover recipes without ammonia.

9. Can I use this stain remover in a washing machine? This homemade stain remover is designed for pre-treating stains before washing clothes. It’s not meant to be used directly in a washing machine. Pre-treat the stains with the remover, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wash the garment as usual.

10. How long does the stain remover last? When stored properly, this stain remover can last for several months. However, its efficacy may diminish over time, so it’s best to make smaller batches as needed for better results.

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Homemade Stain Remover Just 4 Ingredients

Yield: 4.5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: 15-30 cents per ounce

Make your own homemade stain remover with this DIY recipe. Works in HE machine safe and gets out all those nasty stains.


  • 2/3 cup Dawn liquid Soap
  • 2/3 cup ammonia
  • 6 Tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 cups warm water


  • large mixing bowl
  • spray or squeeze bottle


  1. Mix all ingredients together and mix well
  2. Pour into a spray bottle, or squeeze bottle
  3. Use just like the real thing


Saturate the stain with the homemade stain remover.

For best results, treat the stain as quickly as possible.

After waiting for about five minutes, machine wash the stained garment as you normally would.

Always launder an item of clothing according to the instructions on the garment label.

Important Note:

Do not use this on anything that will be washed with chlorine bleach due to the ammonia!

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About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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