Homemade Stain Remover

The following Best Savings Tip comes from reader, Sarah:

I found a recipe for a homemade stain remover using things you probably already have around the house. I just started using this but I normally use stain remover.  Mix together the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups, Water
  • 1 cup, Peroxide
  • 1 cup, Baking Soda

I keep mine in the laundry room in an old water bottle. Give it a good shake before using it because the baking soda settles at the bottom. Pour the mixture on stains and let it soak for an hour or overnight. Mix this together a few times and it costs about $6 per container and saves $15-$20 a year.

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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on October 24, 2011


  • Janet - October 24, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

    If your stain has any grease or other fat content, plain old Dawn dishsoap is a great stain remover. If it can gently remove crude oil from birds you can be fairly certain it won’t damage your clothes. This has been a life saver for my kid’s clothes!

  • David Veras - October 25, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    Wow, this could save me tons of money. Your post and what Janet commented are two things I gotta try.

  • Cheryl M - October 26, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    I have watered down Dawn I use too…only once (when the white shirt got lost for about 3 wks LOL) did it leave some blue color behind & that was taken out by bleach.

    Would the peroxide bleach any colored clothes? I routinely get Spaghettio’s & Chef Boyardee stains that don’t come out, but they are on colored cotton

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