I am sure you have all seen this floating around Pinterest. I know I have. I always see it and think, “ugh, who has time to mix this stuff up?!?” I mean, I am lucky If I get laundry done every two weeks (yes, i know it’s bad), I can’t be worrying about making a stain remover. I have always just used the shout spray and thought it was the best……. until this stuff!
I’ve been wanting to try out this DIY stain remover. My daughters laundry is THE. WORST! So I decided that I would do one load and use this stuff to see if it actually works. Let me tell you, it really does. I picked out the dirtiest pair of pajamas (complete with baby food stains, formula stains….) and took a before and after picture. This is what it looked like
I sprayed the “miracle stain remover’ onto the stains and gross parts, and because I know baby stains can be a pain to remove, I also sprinkled a little bit of baking soda onto the sprayed parts and then used an old toothbrush and scrubbed just for a few seconds. I kid you not, that shirt above there is after it was sprayed, scrubbed with baking soda, washed and dried. I was ready just to throw it away because in the past, not even the shout can remove those types of stain completely.
Here is how you do it:
– 2 parts hydrogen peroxide to 1 part blue dawn dish soap [ex: 1 cup hydrogen peroxide + 1/2 cup blue dawn]
– for tough stains, sprinkle a little bit of baking soda onto the sprayed stain and scrub for a few seconds with an old toothbrush
**** It has to be the original blue dawn dish soap, don’t ask me why, I have just read a lot of stuff about this stain remover and it has to be 🙂 ***
I bought a spray bottle from the $1 store and I just eyeballed it; poured in hydrogen peroxide to about half way, and then poured in the dawn dish soap until all the liquid inside the spray bottle got to about 3/4 of the way up the bottle.
I do know that hydrogen peroxide cannot be left out in sunlight or even by the light in the room. So, either mix up just what you need (which is what I do) or you can use the hydrogen peroxide bottle to mix it up in and store it in that. Hence why the hydrogen peroxide bottles are that dark brown color, so the light cannot penetrate in. I made a batch to take a picture of for the post, and I left it out. I thought I would have time to do a load of laundry, but I didn’t, so that poor spray bottle sat there overnight and in the morning it was clear, so I had to throw it out.
I have been using this stuff for several weeks now, and I love it. Try this out and let me know how it goes. I figured since this is a family blog, and most families have little kids who destroy and stain their clothes like it’s nobodies business 🙂 , that most people would benefit from knowing about this ‘miracle stain remover’.
Have a great day and I’ll see you again on Thursday! (no posts on Wednesdays)