Monday, March 16, 2015

Stain Remover with Hydrogen Peroxide

Mishaps and stains are part of life- especially if you have kids... or are like me and can't cook without stuff splattering everywhere. Unfortunately, the top name-brand stain remover may get the gunk out but it is leaving all kinds of nasty chemicals in its place. The recipe below is as functional as it is frugal!

Pour 1 cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 2 tbsp of baking soda in a mixing bowl and whisk contents until all the baking soda has dissolved.

Carefully stir in 1/2 cup of natural dish soap. Using a funnel pour the mixture into a 16oz squirt or spray bottle.

Always check a small unseen area for color fastness on delicate items.  If you can't wash the pre-treated apparel right away then make sure to rinse the item after 20 minutes.

Clean up is a breeze, too! Just rinse out your mixing bowl and measuring cups really well and leave to dry.

Stain Remover
By Living Life Granola
1 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup natural dish soap
2 tbsp baking soda
16 oz spray or squirt bottle

Place the baking soda in a mixing bowl and add the hydrogen peroxide. Whisk until the baking soda has dissolved. Carefully stir in the dish soap. Use a funnel to pour the contents of the mixing bowl into the spray or squirt bottle.

If you are treating a delicate piece of clothing, always do a spot check first to check for color fastness. If treating an article of clothing and not washing right away, make sure to rinse off after 20 minutes.

Making this simple stain remover yourself cuts down on the dangerous chemicals that are going down our drains, saves you money from passing on the conventional store brands and cuts down on the excessive amount of plastic bottles used and discarded everyday. Win-win-win!

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