11 Laundry Stain Remover Tips

August 27, 2013

11 Laundry Stain Removal TipsToday’s Tuesday Tip is 11 Laundry Stain Remover Tips.  With back to school upon us all, stains are bound to come our way. I’ve gathered these from a few random places.  My washing machine has stain removal tips … so I just took those and shared.  Some of the other tips are found at One Good Thing by Jillee.

I’m also including a FREE printable at the bottom of the post to put in your laundry room, so you don’t have to remember these, or search and search for them! Then they can just hang up nicely in your laundry room.


1. Blood – Soak in cold water for 30 minutes with laundry detergent.  Pre-treat any remaining stain (I have a great one below and here).  Wash as directed in hottest water safe for fabric.

2. Tomato – Sponge immediately or pre-treat with stain remover (again, great one found below and here).  Rinse it out, then rub detergent into any remaining stain.  Wash as directed in hottest water safe for fabric.

3. Deodorants – Pre-treat with concentrated detergent.  Wash as directed in hottest water safe for fabric.  Treat freshly discolored stains with ammonia and old stains with vinegar. Rinse, and rewash.  GREAT stain remover below for yellow stain under arms! 

4. Grease/Oil – Rub detergent on the stain.  Was in hottest water safe for the fabric.  If the stain is still there, sponge with alcohol.  Rinse well, and rewash.

5. Grass – Use enzyme presoak (Oxi-clean type — homemade recipe below).  Was with detergent and bleach safe for fabric.  If stain remains sponge with alcohol.  Rinse really well and rewash.

6. Chocolate/cocoa – Soak in cold water and pretreat remaining stain.  Was with hottest water safe for the fabric.

7. Basic Stain Remover
2/3 cup Dawn dishwashing detergent
2/3 cup ammonia
6T baking soda
2 cups warm water

Mix and put in spray bottle.

8. Yellow Underarm Stain Remover:
2 parts hydrogen peroxide
1 part Dawn dish washing detergent

Mix together in spray bottle.
Spray onto stain until quite saturated.
Use Baking Soda and shake over stain and scrub in with a brush.
Let set for an hour or so.
Wash as you regularly would.

9. Homemade Oxy-Clean – Do Not Pre-Mix
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup Hydrogen Peroxide

10.  Forgot about the laundry in your washer?  Easy fix, add ammonia and a small amount of detergent to your load and rewash.

11. Homemade Laundry Detergent – 
Gallon jug
3T washing soda
3 T borax
4 cups really hot water
2T Dawn dish washing detergent

Combine washing soda and borax in gallon jug.
Add HOT water to jug, mix to dissolve.
Add water to fill, except leave room for detergent.
Add Dawn dish soap and mix well.
Mix around a bit before use.
Use ½ to 1 cup per large wash load

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7 thoughts on “11 Laundry Stain Remover Tips

  1. HomeHowTo

    For grass stains soaking with vinegar works quite well. Vinegar actually breaks down the proteins in the grass pigments.
    And for greasy stains, there is another cool way of removing them. Apply eucalyptus essential oil on the stain and it would dissolve out. Otherwise a mixture of baking soda and dishsoap can lift away the oil stains.
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