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How To Make Laundry Spot Remover

Updated on May 16, 2013

As a mother of two small children and someone who is always looking for ways to save money, I started making my own laundry stain remover. I like the good stain removers that you buy in the store like Shout and Resolve, but after all the baseball games, soccer games, and outdoor play buying these items can become very expensive. So, on my search for an inexpensive and simple way to remove grass and dirt stains from my kids clothes (while still staying on a budget), I came up with this 2 ingredient spray mixture that works just as good as any of the other many stain removal sprays. I hope you like it.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 bottle of All liquid laundry detergent (you can use another kind of liquid laundry detergent if you like but I like the All liquid clear laundry detergent because it is clear, hypoallergenic, cheap, and they always seem to have coupons for it in the weekly circulars)
  • Warm water
  • 1 empty spray bottle


1. Take the top off your empty spray bottle and fill your empty spray bottle about 3/4 full of warm water. You will need warm water because it will help the liquid detergent to dissolve easier for a better solution.

2. Pour one cap-full (or two cap-fulls depending on how large your spray bottle is) of your liquid detergent into into your warm water, place the top back on the spray bottle, and shake thoroughly.

*Personally I would recommend using two cap-fulls of liquid detergent for 16 oz. empty spray bottles and and one cap-full for an 8 oz. spray bottle. There you have it. Your own stain remover. it doesn't get easier this!

*The great thing about getting the bottle of liquid laundry detergent for your stain remover is that you can get multiple uses out of it compared to the number of uses you get out of the brand name and store brand stain removers.

A few tips

Like any other liquid spray stain removal, it is best to spray the stain removal solution on the clothes at least 5 minutes before washing. After the stain remover has dissolved into the fabric for at least 5 minutes, take a dry washcloth and help rub the solution into the stain. It works like a charm for me every time .


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      Mommiegee 5 years ago from Alabama

      So true LetitiaFT! Thanks for stopping by!

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      LetitiaFT 5 years ago from Paris via California

      It is rather amazing how expensive stain removers are when you think that all you need is good old soap! Voted up!