Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Homemade Stain Remover!

This is a great and easy recipe that I got from a close friend about 2 years ago and I have used it every time I have done my laundry since! I LOVE IT! Not only is it amazingly cheap to make but it works great! I will never pay for a laundry stain remover product again, unless I can get it for free or make money off of it!

There are only 3 ingredients for this recipe:




1 part Ammonia
1 part liquid dishsoap
1 part water

I put "part" because it doesn't matter the amounts you want to put of these 3 ingredients as long as they are equal. When I make my stain remover I usually put 1 cup of each of the 3 ingredients into a spray bottle like this one and shake it all together to make my stain remover. You could mix up a large batch of this stain remover and put it in something like a milk jug and then just reload your spray bottle whenever you get low. Whatever works for you!



So, like I stated before, just take all 3 of your ingredients with equal amounts of each, put them in a spray bottle or whatever you want to use and shake it around and you are done! Don't forget to label your bottle, I still haven't, but really should. :)

To use your stain remover simply spray it on your stains, new or old, let it sit for a minute, then scrub out the stain while running under hot water. Now just throw it into your washer.

Initially for your supplies you will pay about $1.00 for a small generic brand of Ammonia at your grocery store, you can get the small bottles of dish soap on sale ALL THE TIME for $.60 or less and there is about 2-3 cups in the little bottles, and your water is FREE or almost free I guess. You can also buy empty spray bottles at grocery stores for I think around $1. I bought mine at Walmart for $.97.

Cost Analysis:
Shout Stain Remover: about $3.00 a bottle
Zout Stain Remover: about $2.75 a bottle
Spray and Wash Stain Remover: about $3.00 a bottle

Homemade Stain Remover: about $.30 a bottle or cheaper!!

To find other Frugal Recipes including Homemade Laundry Soap you can go HERE.

5 comments:

Kara said...

I'm very proud right now! :) I'm glad I could be part of your blog. Lol. At least I'll take credit b/c I'm pretty sure I gave this stain remover to you. :)

Nan said...

I now use your laundry detergent recipe and love it so I will of course try your stain remover. My Family thinks I am over the top but it is worth it.
Thanks for these little bits.

Brian & Veronica said...

thank you so much for this recipe. i have to say that i am shocked at how well this works! so far it's removed all our toughest stains. (and yes, the cheap dish soap works...) i am wondering though, have you had any problems with this stain remover bleaching any of your laundry?

Brian & Veronica said...

i just asked about "bleaching", but wanted to have comments emailed, so i'm posting again... :)

Erin said...

Veronica: I have been using this stain remover for more than 2 years now and have NEVER had any problems with the stain remover bleaching my clothes. I have my stain remover in a spray bottle and I just spray it on the stain, wait a couple of seconds and then scrub it out and rinse it out before throwing it into the washer. You shouldn't have any problems with the stain remover.

Hope this helps.

Erin
I am Frugal