In my house, even when we used to use commercial detergents, stains are a fact of life. I’ll likely never be able to give away hand me downs because by the time clothes have made it through my kids, they either have holes or stains that can’t be fixed.
Of all the stain removers out there, Oxy Clean is the most natural option that I”ve found… but it is also one of the most expensive options.
Thanks to Pinterest (go check it out if you haven’t… unless you value your free time!), I found a recipe for homemade Oxy Clean and from my scientific testing (aka: my kids stains for two weeks) it seems to be as effective as the store bought stuff.
It’s also really easy and cheap to make!
Homemade OxyClean Ingredients
- 2 parts water
- 1 part hydrogen peroxide
- 1 part washing soda
I use 2 cups water, 1 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 part baking soda. This is a liquid recipe and also reminds me somewhat of Shout spray.
How To Make:
- Combine all ingredients and put in an opaque dark bottle. I just stuck a sprayer from the dollar store on top of the hydrogen peroxide bottle.
- Use as a pre-treat spray on stains or add 1/4 of the mixture above (about 1 cup total) to a load of laundry, add water and let soak for 30 minutes before washing.
Also, check out this recipe for homemade laundry detergent.
What’s the weirdest stain you’ve ever had to get out? Ever made your own laundry supplies before?