Homemade Stain Remover Recipes
Natural cleaning recipes for making your own homemade stain removers - from grass stains to ink blots and more
It IS possible to remove tough stains from fabric and carpet without resorting to toxic chemical conconctions.
You just have to make your own natural, earth-friendly concoctions!
Luckily, I've compiled a list of difference stains and some "green" homemade stain remover recipes to get rid of them.
The active ingredient used in each homemade stain remover depends on the type of stain - different chemical compositions require different solutions to solve them.
Let's start with one very important point:
It's best to treat stains as soon as possible so they don't have time to set.
The stain removing tips below generally refer to fabric you can throw in the washing machine. You can easily adapt them for carpet stains. Good luck!
Homemade Stain Remover Recipes, Tips & Tricks
- Grass Stains: Dampen the fabric, then rub cream of tartar into the grass stain.
Mix equal parts vegetable glycerin and liquid dishwashing soap. Rub the mixture into the stain, then rinse and wash as usual.
- Blood Stains: Sponge with hydrogen peroxide, then rub some liquid dishwashing soap
into the blood stain and soak the item in cold water overnight. The next day, wash as usual.
- Chocolate Stains: Sponge with hydrogen peroxide to remove as much of the chocolate stain as possible.
Make a paste of borax mixed with a little water. Rub the paste into the stain, then wash as usual.
- Coffee & Tea Stains: Rub the stain with club soda.
If that doesn't completely remove it, dissolve 1 teaspoon of borax in 1 cup of hot water, then sponge the stain with the mixture.
Rinse with clean water and wash as usual.
- Red Wine Stains: Use a towel to blot up as much of the red wine as possible.
Apply a thick layer of salt and leave it there until the salt has absorbed the wine. Rinse. Or try soaking the wine stain in club soda.
- Berry Stains: Stretch the item over a large bowl and sprinkle it with cream of tartar.
Pour boiling water on the stain. Repeat until you've removed as much of the stain as possible. Rub in a bit of vegetable glycerin and wash as usual.
- Grease Stains: Gently rub corn starch into the grease stain. Let sit for 15 minutes, then brush off.
Rub in a little liquid dishwashing soap, then wash in the hottest water the fabric can handle.
- Ink Stains: Rub a little vegetable glycerin into the ink stain, then apply a paste of cream of tartar
and lemon juice. Leave the paste on the stain for about 5 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Repeat if necessary.
- Collar Stains: Make a paste of liquid dishwashing soap and baking soda,
rub it into the collar, then let it sit for an hour. Wash as usual.
- Perspiration Stains: Combine 1 tablespoon each salt and baking soda with
enough water to make a paste. Rub it into the perspiration stain and let it sit for an hour before washing.
Go beyond homemade stain removers - go green in every part of your house! The following pages contain a ton of natural cleaning recipes for making your own homemade household cleaners.
Quick, easy and effective - not mention a MAJOR money savings!
Homemade Laundry Detergents
Homemade All Purpose Cleaners
Homemade Bathroom Cleaners
Window & Glass Cleaners
Homemade Floor Cleaners
Homemade Carpet Cleaners
Homemade Drain Cleaners
Homemade Dishwashing Detergents
Homemade Cleaners Main Page
Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage from Homemade Stain Remover
The Naturally Clean Home
is an excellent resource book with...
- 150 all-natural recipes for home, garden, office and car.
- Formulas for nontoxic, biodegradable, fresh smelling cleaners.
- Simple enough for beginners, but as effective as commercial cleaners. And WAY cheaper!
- Additional tips on HOW to clean effectively.
I love this book - it's a terrific all-around instruction book for green housekeeping, and you'll use it again and again.
Check it out!
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