Boys will be boys and boys tend to be gross. We like the dirt and mud. I don’t know why, but it’s a fact of nature. Moms are not a fan of this because who normally ends up scrubbing those clothes to try and get the stains out? Moms. So for you moms out there, I’ve got 3 DIY homemade stain removers you can try next time. We know that there are harsh chemicals in many of today’s leading brands of stain removers and cleaners and the more often you can take the natural route, the healthier your family will be.
Homemade Stain Removers
1. This first one is simple. Get a bottle with a spraying mechanism and add 2 parts hydrogen peroxide, 1 part dish liquid. We recommend the blue Dawn. Simply spray on a stain, rub it in, rinse it out. It can also be used as a pre-treatment for stains. Test in an inconspicuous area first because the hydrogen peroxide might discolor clothes! But it will definitely do the trick to remove stains. This would be a great solution for white clothing. Or clothes that are supposed to be white…
2. This next one should be made on an on-call basis because it doesn’t seem to keep that well for very long. Mix 2 parts hot water, 1 part baking soda, 1 part hydrogen peroxide. This recipe works great for colors and whites.
3. Here we have a great mixture because it does keep well over a period of time, so make a few loads. This one uses ammonia and with all of these stain removers that include ammonia, you should never add bleach to the mix. It can cause a serious harmful reaction. Chemistry is important folks. I wish someone had told me that before I took biology twice instead… So here you go: 2 quarts water, 1/2 cup ammonia, 2 TBS natural laundry detergent.
We are all ears here at Little Boy Mart! Do you have any more recipes that you use? How is it our grandparents didn’t have isles of detergents and soaps to pick from in their stores, yet they still kept their clothes clean?