Barbara's Beat: MOMtrepreneur Tip of the Day: DIY Laundry Stain Remover, detergent

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

MOMtrepreneur Tip of the Day: DIY Laundry Stain Remover, detergent


Glenda at Busy-at-Home has created her own stain remover. She says it not only works, but it's inexpensive and non-toxic.

 
It’s also easy to make.  It takes less than five minutes to mix a batch and start using it.

It only has three ingredients that may already be in your house and water. As an added bonus she gives you her DIY laundry detergent.

 Name brand stain removers can be upwards of $4 or $5 for a bottle that is less than one quart in size, depending on the brand you purchase. Some are even double that depending on where you shop.

 Glenda's homemade stain remover makes a one-quart batch, and it cost her 88 cents. When calculating the price per quart, for one batch, she used 63 cents worth of Dawn, 16 cents worth of washing soda and nine cents worth of ammonia. She said it costs a fraction over 20cents per 75-load bottle.  I wish I could figure out things like that.

Now, if you're interested in the recipe, and want to see her results in a cleaning challenge, you have to visit Glenda's blog, Busy-at-Home. The link will take you to the stain remover story. Tell her you found her on Barbara's Beat as MOMtrepreneur Tip of the Day.


38 comments :

desitheblonde said...

your right i pay 4 or 5 dollar for the spry adn wash

Carolyn Colley said...

wow, thanks for the tip, sometimes homemade products work better anyway

saraban13 said...

wow. i also pay the big bucks for stain remover at the store.. and i do have all of these things already at home! i am going to try this out today! thank you =)

Amber Nara said...

YES!!! I need this, my son stains things like crazy and this fits so right for my budget!!! I am so thankful that you posted this! I am gonna get mixing and give this a shot! I really enjoyed reading through your blog. Thanks a million!

kara hunsberger said...

Thank you for sharing. I am going to try on my sons white baseball pants.

Haley Prather said...

wow great tip! thanks!! *thinks about washing that chocolate stain on my son's shirt*

Mike Davis said...

This is great Dianna has just started on making her deoderant and laundry soap-- so I will show her this ,if she doesn't already know so she can do this too. I really like the break down on prices-- I thought the laundry soap was expensive at first but as time goes on --we are not buying supplies to keep going --its working out great and spending less money--thanks

CHELESA sims said...

thanks i love homemade products better .they work better. My grandma has taught me some tips and they work so much better than some commercial products

Sandy VanHoey said...

Now this is pretty interesting. We pay a fortune in so many cleaning supply items.

Margo Jimenez said...

Great idea ty for sharing

shannon west said...

We make our own laundry detergent, so this is right up my alley, thanks for the share!

Kimberly Cummings said...

Thank you for this idea! I normally use hydrogen peroxide..this should work great

Saver Sara said...

This is great info. I like making an using homemade cleaning products. I think they are safer.

ann said...

Thanks for the stain remover information. I make my own laundry detergent so I already have most of these products already. I have found that Dawn dish lotion is useful in alot of things to. Stain remover is so expensive and this will save me lots of money

Jessica Collins said...

Thanks for the great tip!! I am going to try this out too considering I have two little boys, and we all know how dirty they can get playing outside!! Hope I can get this to work!!

Jessica Collins said...

Thanks for the great tip!! I will be trying this out as well considering I have two little boys, and we all know how dirty they can get playing outside!!! I hope I can get this to work!!

shelly.malicote said...

thank you so much! i love these DIY recipes for the home!

Alexandra Clatterbuck said...

Great idea! I make my own laundry detergent...might as well make this too!

W Shifflette said...

That is a good Idea generally I use everything but the kitchen sink. I am tired of paying that money and it just not doing a great job on the stain. So i will try a new way.

tstasko said...

I ove the idea of this but i have ued dawn(full srenght) on stains and it took the color out. Hopefully with it being diluted, it wouldn't do that

Elizabeth Bailey said...

With 4 kids I go through stain remover liker crazy! This is great.

Jessica Fortner said...

Awesome! With 2 boys I definetely need this! Thank you for sharing.

Cassandra said...

This would be great and cost saving, but my only thought while reading this was is it safe for kiddos? but awesome money saver.

Jamie S. said...

I wonder how many different kinds of stains this works on, grease, alcohol, grass, etc. My kids get all sorts of things on their clothes, most frequently marker and pen from school. Still at that price, it would be worth it even if it doesn't work on everything.

weeziestoy said...

Great tip....will have to try it...if it works....will really save me money...

Becca S said...

This is awesome - no more expensive stain remover for me! Thank you for sharing!

fee roberts said...

This will save me a bit of money. Thanks for the tip =D

Amanda Jenson said...

I can't wait to try this out, thanks!!

terri said...

i already make my own liquid laundry soap and i have been looking for a homemade stain remover. thanks for the link.

Tina Kohrman said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I am definitely going to make some of this so I can save a little bit of money.

Lee and Julie Jacobsen said...

This is such great info!!! So helpful for a mom on a budget, who wants to make good choices for her kids :) Thanks!!!

Kristina Nairn said...

I have been looking for a good recipe for DIY stain remover. I will have to give this a try, thank you!

Courtney said...

what a great post! i've never actually bought a stain remover spray, but i've been wanting to. so this is a great alternative. i only have Dawn, so i'd have to purchase the other two products, but seems simple enough

Michael Lambert said...

This is awesome, I will have to share this with my wife.

Tim said...

What a great idea --- this will save tons of money. Who would have thought that by using Dawn dishwashing liquid, ammonia and Arm and Hammer Washing Soda would take out stains?

Melinda Dartmann said...

Oh I'm liking this! I work in a factory and I have to use tons of stain remover! Loving it! Thanks!

Linda Manns Linneman said...

Such a great money saving deal. I will definitely try this. Thank you for sharing

Alb Gentleman said...

I am definitely going to try this. Thank you.