Tuesday, April 26, 2022

DIY Stain Remover Spray for Clothes and Fabrics

How to make a stain remover spray for clothes.  This easy recipe is a peroxide stain remover recipe with essential oils to naturally keep your clothes clean.  Use it on clothing, furniture, or wherever you need to treat small stains.

Hydrogen Peroxide Stain Remover Recipe

Living in a rural area coupled with the events of the last two years, I know the importance of being self sufficient.

There are still times when I go to the store and can't find what I need.  I make a lot of my own cleaners and natural supplies, and I am very thankful that I have the knowledge to do so.

I've already shared  a few laundry recipes, and now I have a natural stain remover recipe.  I keep a spray bottle on the main level so we can spritz our clothes before tossing them in the hamper.

This spot remover recipe is easy to make, and it can save you a lot of money.  It works just as well as the store bought stuff without extra chemicals.

For more natural cleaning recipes, check out these posts:

For more cleaning recipes, I also have a printable natural cleaning recipes ebook with 12 recipes.  It also has printable labels so you can label your bottles.

How Do You Make Stain Remover?

A clothes stain remover home remedy usually has something with oxygen like peroxide or OxiClean and a soap to lift stains. 

Many DIY stain remover spray for clothes recipes use dish soap.  Dish soap does work well, but I wanted to use a soap that wasn't colored artificially and risk staining my clothes.

Instead, I used liquid castile soap to make a fabric stain remover spray.  You can use dish soap if you want to, but watch using it on light colored fabrics.

What is the Most Effective Stain Remover for Clothing?

I really like oxygen activated stain remover spray for clothes.  If I buy a stain remover, then I either use the OxiClean Max Force spray or soak my clothes in OxiClean.

For a natural stain remover recipe, I use peroxide.  A peroxide stain remover recipe gives you the power of oxygen to remove stains in an easy to find ingredient that you can pick up from most big box stores.

How Do You Get Tough Stains Out of Clothes?

Unfortunately, there are some stains that just won't come out.  Chocolate is next to impossible to get out!

You can use this fabric stain remover to get rid of most stains.  For tough stains, try using a laundry stripping recipe.  This can help remove sweat and oils.

You can also spray this clothes stain remover home remedy on the clothes and a use an old toothbrush or scrub brush to scrub the stain before washing.

You can also pour an entire batch of this stain remover recipe in a gallon of hot water and soak the piece to remove the stain.  For best results, let it soak for a few hours or over night.

How Does Hydrogen Peroxide Remove Stains?

This hydrogen peroxide stain remover recipe works really well thanks to the peroxide.  Peroxide works on stains different than soap or vinegar does.  

Technically, peroxide doesn't even remove the stains.  It actually makes them invisible!

Using peroxide in this clothing stain remover breaks the bonds in most stains.  This makes the stains invisible so you can't see them.

I also added liquid castile soap because soap helps lift stains.  Liquid castile soap has surfactants, which helps remove dirt and stains. 

Surfactants penetrate the stain and lift the stain particles.  This lets the water in, which will remove the stain particles.

How to Use DIY Stain Remover Spray for Clothes

Here's how to use this natural stain remover recipe:

  • Spray the peroxide stain remover recipe on the spot, saturating the area.  Spray as soon as you can for best results.
  • Use your finger or an old toothbrush to rub the clothing stain remover into the stain.  Be careful using a toothbrush because it can lift the color on some fabrics.
  • Then flip the fabric over and treat the back side of the fabric.
  • Rinse well or launder within 5 minutes of using this DIY stain remover spray for clothes.  If left on longer, the peroxide can harm your clothes.
  • You can, however, soak clothes in a well diluted recipe because it is diluted with water.

Essential Oils for Natural Stain Remover Recipe

I used tea tree oil in my fabric stain remover spray because it's antimicrobial.  It doesn't smell the best, but it's great at reducing odors.

You can also use lemon essential oil or eucalyptus essential oil.  You can also use a homemade Thieves oil blend.

I've also used Tumble and Tidy from Revive.  It helps reduce odors and keep clothes smelling fresh.

Fabric Stain Remover DIY Ingredients

You will need the following to make a hydrogen peroxide stain remover recipe:

DIY Stain Remover Spray for Clothes

Step #1

Add the liquid castile soap and tea tree oil to the spray bottle.  Swirl around gently to mix.

Step #2

Add the hydrogen peroxide.  Place the cap on and shake gently to combine.

Step #3

Spray or pour onto stains on clothing before washing.

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stain remover, hydrogen peroxide
Yield: 2 ounces
Author: Cari @ Homesteading in Ohio
Estimated cost: $2

DIY Stain Remover Spray for Clothes and Fabrics

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 5 Mtotal time: 10 M
How to make a hydrogen peroxide stain remover spray.


  • 3 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon liquid castile soap
  • 20 drops tea tree oil


  • 2 ounce spray bottle


  1. Add the liquid castile soap and tea tree oil to the spray bottle. Swirl around gently to mix.
  2. Add the hydrogen peroxide. Place the cap on and shake gently to combine.
  3. Spray or pour onto stains on clothing before washing.
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