I love to pin to my Pinterest boards on a regular basis. I have the app on my phone, and when I get the urge, I’ll even pin from my phone.
But what I REALLY like to do is actually TRY the recipes I pin. Whether food or do-it-yourself, decorating or other ideas. Now this recipe is not entirely “natural”, but it is homemade and man, do I LOOOOOOOOOVE it! It is the best pinned recipe I have ever tried. If you have kids (or grandkids) like mine who play hard and grass stain everything they wear, I’m going to suggest you try this Do It Yourself Laundry Stain Spray.
It IS economical. Compared to the price of premade brand name stain sprays, this stuff is CHEAP. Most likely you already have the ingredients under your sink or in your pantry, and if you have to buy anything, it will be something you can use in other ways. There are a couple of versions for making your own stain spray, but I liked this one because I could mix it and store it in the spray bottle ahead of time.
There are even a few variations of the recipe itself, but this is what I used:
- 1 cup Dawn dish detergent (original blue)
- 1 cup lemon-scented ammonia
- 6 Tbsp. baking soda
- 2 Tbsp. oxygen based whitening powder
- 2 cups warm water
- In medium plastic or glass bowl, stir dish soap and ammonia. Dissolve the powdered ingredients in the warm water, and add to soap mixture in bowl.
- You can immediately fill a spray bottle and store any leftover solution in a clean jar or bottle.
- Spray directly on stains, especially grass, chocolate, blood, etc., and allow to set before washing. (Be sure to check fabric label or do a small test spot if you are concerned about your particular fabric.)
This stain fighter has actually released stains that were dried-in. The smell is not unpleasant, and I intentionally used a lemon-scented ammonia to help with this. It actually smelled fresh and clean to me.
For the time and ingredients invested in this recipe, it was so worth making and I am ready to make a new batch the next time I get groceries and buy my ingredients!