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 concoctions. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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