Stains are as much a reality of life as breathing is. From messy eaters, to kids, to pets at home, there’s bound to be a stain somewhere. The real struggle is the expensive store-bought cleaners full of chemicals you’ve never heard of. Struggle no more with this homemade stain remover spray, saving you time, money, energy and peace of mind!


Homemade Stain Remover Spray

Servings 3 /4 cup
Author: Kristin Marr of Live Simply
Original article here.


  • 1/4 cup vegetable glycerin. You don’t have to use organic or a specific brand name.
  • 1/4 cup water – Clean tap water is fine for short-term use. Use distilled or boiled and cooled water for long-term use.
  • 1/4 cup castile soap like orange, tea tree, or peppermint
  • 1 TB hydrogen peroxide 3%
  • 40 drops lemon essential oil. Lemon is the key ingredient. Since a fresh-squeezed lemon would cause this solution to expire quickly try with lemon essential oil. Feel free to use 1-2 juiced lemons if you plan to use the spray within 1-2 days.


In a dark spray bottle (or a clear bottle that’s covered with a dark bag, tape, or stored in a dark location–due to the hydrogen peroxide), combine all the ingredients.

Recipe Notes

To Use:

  1. Blot a liquid stain with paper towels or a cloth.
  2. Gently shake the stain remover spray bottle, then spray or pour the stain remover on a stain (preferably a fresh stain).
  3. Let the stain remover rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Scrub the soaked stain with a scrub brush or cloth until the stain has been lifted.
  5. Rinse the clothing in water or the washing machine.
  6. If a yellow tint remains (for example: from ketchup) place the clothing in the washing machine with ½ cup washing soda and ½ cup hydrogen peroxide, along with laundry soap.

From my experience, this solution is safe on colors. Always test a small area before applying this stain remover to a larger fabric surface. This stain remover may be stored at room temperature in a dark location (cabinet, etc.).The “where to buy” links provide links to the actual products used by the author.