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DIY Stain Remover Recipe

My old stain remover recipe just wasn't up to the task - especially when it comes to oil stains - so I tested several new variations. This recipe performed best with ketchup, grass stains, and oil stains.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 bottle
Author Heather Dessinger



To Make DIY Stain Remover

  • Combine ingredients and pour into a dark glass spray bottle and shake well to combine. Hydrogen peroxide is sensitive to light so a dark bottle is essential for maintaining potency.
  • Store in a cool area out of direct sunlight.

To Use DIY Stain Remover

  • If there is any concern about colorfastness, do a patch test on a small area before spraying the stain. When you're ready to treat the stain, shake the bottle well and spray it directly on the stain.
  • Sometimes I let it sit and then just throw it in the wash. If the stain is particularly pronounced I spray the area and let it to sit for about 5 minutes, then rinse while rubbing/scrubbing the fabric with a stiff toothbrush. (Not the soft brush I use on my teeth!)
    Then I reapply a second time and let it sit until I do laundry.