Do you sometimes have dirty and stubborn stains that ordinary detergents may not be able to wash off? Well, everyone does, and depending on how soon you need to clean the stain off so that it does not dry up on the clothing, you may need to use an improvised stain remover. Fortunately, homemade stain removers are easy to make and also economical.
It is believed that one of science’s benefits is how its students can create day to day materials at home in a lab. Although lab experiments should be a very careful process because explosions could happen and the wrong chemical reactions can cause a lot of damage. So, stay safe.
This article teaches how to make a stain remover at home, from scratch. Firstly, you would need some equipment for your experiment such as; blue dawn dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and an airtight container/bottle.
After getting these ‘ingredients’ and equipment ready, the process can begin.
The first step is to mix the hydrogen peroxide (two parts) with the blue dawn dish soap (one part), in the airtight container.
Then add baking soda to make a paste (two teaspoons or more depending on the liquid state of the mixture. Make sure it becomes a paste).
There you go! You have your stain removal, a blue paste in an airtight container, literally. However, there is a how to using this creation.
To use it on clothing, pour the mixture on the stained part of the cloth and brush the stain out on both sides with a toothbrush. Once you feel the stain is off, leave the cloth for an hour before washing it normally.
When you wash it, the stain should be gone. However, there is a possibility of it not disappearing totally, so you may have to leave the paste for longer than an hour if the stain is much and stubborn. If you have washed and it still is stained, you may need to repeat the process, but more carefully to avoid tearing the clothing.
After leaving the paste to dry on the cloth for an hour or more, then wash again properly according to the label on the fabric, then dry.
Before you dry, check carefully to ensure that the stain is totally gone. Once you have confirmed that the cloth is clean, you can proceed to dry. This precaution is to make sure you don’t have to wash again, more tediously, because dried stains are more stubborn to remove.
It works better on baby clothes and baby cloth stains, but it can take on any stain at all. You don’t have to spend much if you already have these ‘ingredients’ at home, so it is also cost effective.
This homemade stain remover can be stored and used later, but it since it is easy to make, you can make it again any time you want. Making it in smaller batches is a better option because hydrogen peroxide may lose its effectiveness in the mixture over a relatively short period of time. However, they are better stored in a cool dry place.