Sometimes, I have weird thoughts pop into my head. One of them is what someone would think of me if they were monitoring my Google searches. One thing I think they would believe is that I am the messiest person alive. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve Googled the words, “How do I remove (fill in name of stain here)?” Wine, chocolate, baby poop, armpit sweat, grease, etc. And it seems that I never stain my clothes I don’t care about or my kitchen apron! It’s always my daughter’s new outfit or my favorite blouse. Sigh! But I also have the feeling that I am actually not the messiest person in the world, that there are probably plenty of other people like me. So if you find yourself creating all sorts of stains as well, and you are trying to avoid toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrances, then you will love the following list. It contains a variety of all-natural, DIY stain remover recipes AND stain removal charts for you to reference. With all of these resources at your fingertips, there won’t be a single stain that you can’t conquer. Are you ready to get started?
Homemade Stain Remover for Laundry
This is an unbelievable gel stain remover recipe! Not only does it make a lot of stain remover, but it also costs barely anything. Best of all, it works on both whites and colored fabrics! Just please keep in mind that this recipe has to sit for 4 to 6 hours to become gelatinous, so this isn’t the type of remover that you can whip together and immediately use.
From Bren Did.
Homemade Stain Remover
If you prefer a stain remover in spray form or want something that you can make and use right away, then try this DIY recipe. It fights stains thanks to the addition of hydrogen peroxide. That being said, it is best to store this solution in an opaque bottle and only use on white clothes (hydrogen peroxide tends to lighten fabrics. And eyebrows, from personal experience!).
From Live Simply.
Ink Pen Remover
If you have an ink stain on a white garment, you can easily remove it using the spray stain remover above, but if you are dealing with colored fabrics, you will want to remove it a different way. Simply pour denatured alcohol or ethyl rubbing alcohol (not isopropyl) on the stain and scrub away. Viola! The stain will disappear!
Sweat Stain Remover
The worst stains of all, in my opinion, are sweat stains. I feel like my husband is always asking me to remove the stains from his dress shirts. It used to be a losing battle too. That is until I found this recipe.
From Hello Glow.
DIY Bleach Alternative
Bleach is amazing, isn’t it? It can take the darkest, dingiest thing and make it look new again. Too bad that it’s incredibly corrosive and has been shown to irritate the eyes, skin and respiratory tract simply by smelling it. Yikes! So if you are looking for an all-natural solution that works the same as bleach, minus all of the harmful side effects, then look no further!
Stain Removal Charts
And now we come to the all-important charts. If you make each of the stain removers above, you’ll be all set; you’ll have a stain remover for virtually every scenario. But let’s just say that you end up getting a wine stain on your all-time favorite shirt and want to make sure that you have your stain removal concoction just right. I mean, after all, this is your favorite shirt we are talking about here! Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered for that too. Be sure to bookmark this blog post and refer to it the next time you find yourself faced with a stain. Between these two charts, there is no stain that you won’t be able to get rid of!
From Paris To Go.
From Pure Wow.
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A Word About Curated Posts
The above is a curated post. Some people call them round-ups, but I like the phrase “curated post” a lot better because I have spent hours putting each of these lists together. I have been a Pinterest junkie for years, and I am always looking for the newest or best or most interesting DIY project out there. Finding these items, testing them, and then using them on a daily basis is so much fun AND, I have discovered, helps save me money.
So if you enjoyed this post, here are some others that you might like:
All-Natural Beauty DIYs
All-Natural Personal Care DIYs
Healthy Living DIYs
And now I want to hear from you! Come back and tell me all about your stain-fighting victory!
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