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This homemade stain remover for clothes works incredibly well. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the cleaning power of these simple ingredients.

homemade stain remover

Homemade stain remover for clothes

Got stains? Looking for a natural, homemade stain remover that works? Well, you found it. You may be surprised to find that you can make a homemade stain remover that is not only simple and quick to make but that actually works. The best thing is, you probably have the ingredients on hand. If not, you can get them at your nearby grocery store.

This homemade stain remover for clothes does not contain essential oils as I did not find them necessary. Essential oils are always wonderful for creating a beautiful scent. However, I didn’t think it was necessary to add essential oils considering this diy stain remover contains lemon juice. Although you could add a bit of lemon essential oil because it is known for helping to fight stains and whiten clothes.


This homemade stain remover works really well. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the cleaning power of these simple ingredients – hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice.

Hydrogen peroxide – Hydrogen peroxide works well to remove stains because it contains bleaching agents. When diluted, it is even safe to use on colored clothes. I wouldn’t recommend using it undiluted.

Lemon juice – Lemon works because it contains citric acid. The acid is what breaks down the stain to remove it. Lemon juice should be diluted as well. Otherwise, it could cause stains.

Stubborn stains

You know that bright yellow medicine for kids? It’s an antibiotic, Penicillin I believe (which I don’t use anymore). I think my child was allergic to it, for one thing. Secondly, I don’t like to use modern medicine unless absolutely necessary.

In this case, I thought it was necessary to use because my child developed a bit of thrush. I know there are natural ways of healing yeast overgrowth in adults but I was unaware of natural remedies for thrush in infants. Here is a photo of the stain.

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Here is a photo of the same garment after using my homemade stain remover.


Cover the stain with a few squirts of the homemade stain remover and let it soak for a few minutes before washing. I used my homemade laundry detergent with citrus oils. This may help to remove stains as well because it contains citrus essential oils.

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Homemade Stain Remover with Lemon Juice
  • 2 c distilled water distilled to remove toxins and impurities
  • 2 tbsp hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  1. Combine ingredients in a large spray bottle.
  2. Give a little shake ( you might feel like doing a little dance yourself when your stains come out clean).

Please share if you know someone who would like this recipe. Thanks! 🙂

Have you tried making homemade stain remover? Have you found a non-toxic store-bought brand that you like? Share your comments below.

I wish you health and happiness,



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