Natural Laundry Stain Remover Recipes

Natural Laundry Stain Removers Vinegar makes natural laundry stain removal a snap. Learn how to treat your toughest laundry stains with white vinegar and a bit of elbow grease.


Blood Stain Remover:

Fast action is the cure for bloodstains. Pour vinegar over the stain, and allow it to soak for fifteen minutes. Then, rinse with cool water, and repeat if necessary. Wash immediately after.

Coffee & Tea Stain Remover:

Flush the area with vinegar to remove the stain. Rinse and repeat as needed. Then, wash as usual.

Crayon Remover:

Rub vinegar into the crayon stain with a brush (an old toothbrush works great). Then, toss in the wash.

Deodorant Stain Remover:

Rub vinegar into the stain until it disappears. Then, launder as usual.

Grass Stain Remover:

Apply vinegar to the stain with a sponge, and lightly dab to lift. If the stain persists, make a paste of vinegar and baking soda, and brush it into the stain with an old toothbrush. Then, wash as usual.

Grease Remover:

Soak the stain in undiluted white vinegar. Then, wash as usual.

Ink Stain Remover:

Apply vinegar to the stain. Then, rub with a paste made of vinegar and baking soda. Let dry. Then, wash.

Iron Scorch Mark Remover:

Soak a rag in vinegar, and use it to dab at the scorched area. Then, blot the stain with a clean rag, and it should lift the stain. Note: It may take more than one application to fully remove the scorch mark.

Mustard Stain Remover:

Apply vinegar to the stain, and allow it to soak in. Then, spot treat with a bit of laundry detergent, and wash.

Rust Remover:

Pour vinegar over the rust stain. Then rub coarse salt into the stain (table salt will work if it’s all you have). Place the garment out in the sun to dry. Then, wash.

Set-In Stain Remover:

Saturate the stain in vinegar. Then, rub with a paste made of vinegar and baking soda. If the stain persists, add a couple tablespoons each of vinegar and laundry detergent to a bucket of water, and soak overnight. Rinse and wash as usual.

Sweat Stain Remover:

Pour vinegar over the sweat stain. Then rub coarse salt into the stain (table salt will work if it’s all you have). Place the garment out in the sun to dry. Then, wash.

Sugar-Based Stain Remover:

Saturate the stain with vinegar. Allow it to soak in. Then, wash.

Tomato Stain Remover:

Saturate the stain with vinegar. Allow it to soak in. Then, wash.

Vomit Stain Remover:

Rinse the garment in cool water to remove as much of the vomit as possible. Then, soak the stain in vinegar, and wash. If stain or odor persists, repeat the process.

Wine Stain Remover:

Saturate the stain in vinegar, and allow to it stand for several minutes. Then, rinse with water, and repeat the process, if needed. Wash immediately after process.


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9 Comments on “Natural Laundry Stain Remover Recipes
  1. Pingback: Natural Cleaning Recipes — Frugal Patti

  2. How to Clean Your Kitchen: Counter tops: Lemon-infused vinegar spray cuts grease and kills germs. Simply spray on and wipe down with a clean rag. Kitchen sinks: Lemon-infused vinegar spray works well, or if it is extra dirtly, sprinkle with baking soda and scrub clean with a scrub brush. Alternatively, you can use a lemon that has been juiced, to scrub your sink with. Rinse clean. Stove tops: Lemon-infused vinegar spray will cut the grease. To help with burnt bits, make a baking soda paste with a bit of water, smear on, let sit for 30 minutes, then wipe clean. Floor: Hot water with a splash of vinegar will make laminate, tile and linoleum sparkle, leaving no build-up. Fridge: Spray down with lemon-infused citrus spray, then wipe clean. Leave an open box of baking soda in the fridge to absorb food odors. Replace the box every few months. Microwave: Heat up a small bowl of 1 cup vinegar for about 4 minutes. The vinegar and steam loosen the grime and make it easy to wipe clean with a rag. You can also use lemon juice the same way, with the same results. Stove fan filters: Bring water to boil in a large pan. Add 1/4 c. baking soda and mix well. Soak fan filters in it for 1 minute, then turn over, soak for 1 more minute, then remove and rinse. Dishwasher: Add white vinegar to the rinse compartment of your dishwasher to help prevent buildup on your dishes. Cutting boards: Clean stains and germs off of your cutting board by squeezing a lemon on the board and allowing it to sit for 30 minutes. Scrub clean.

  3. I use them quite a bit. Put some vinegar in a spray bottle. Water it down if you want to. Sometimes I put a couple drops of tea tree oil or other essential oil in with it. Then just use it as an all purpose cleaner. (Don’t add the oil if you’re going to use it on glass.) Great for countertops, sinks, toilets, tubs, tables. Misted onto your dust cloth for dusting. For floors, pour a little vinegar into your mop water. I use it with my carpet shampooer (but the directions say to only use their product). Boil it in the microwave and then you can easily wipe the inside clean. Run it through your coffee pot, then run plain water through to rinse. Put about a half a cup of baking soda down each drain and let it sit for a while. Follow that with hot vinegar (like after you cleaned the microwave or coffee pot). Add a half a cup of baking soda to your laundry for extra freshness. Add about a cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle to help remove detergent build-up and soften clothes. Baking soda is a good scrubbing agent and deodorizer. Burn on food. Toilets. Anything stinky. I usually just sprinkle it on. (This is off the subject, but my favorite baking soda use is to mix baking soda and Noxzema into a thin paste and use it as a facial scrub.) I personally wouldn’t say that you won’t need any other products ever. You’ll need laundry and dish detergent. I find that I need something a bit stronger for things like hard water/soap scum build up and oven cleaner. Try it out. It’s environmentally friendly, inexpensive, better for the air quality in your house and better for your health. Good luck.

  4. Car upholstery can be tricky since it can’t be thrown in the washing machine, but a decent detail job should be able to help with some of the smoke damage. You can also use baking soda on the upholstery in your car, or spray it with vinegar before shampooing your seats. You can use a vinegar solution to clean any residue off of the windows, and also spray down the rugs before washing them as well. If the smoke smell is fairly strong, you can try airing out the car by rolling all of the windows down for an extended period of time.

  5. Sweat stainsRemove that yellow tinge from your favourite white shirt by using a solution of white wine vinegar and water (two cups of water to four tablespoons of vinegar). Apply directly to the stain before you put your garment in the washing machine. It will also remove odour and any crusty build-up. If that doesn’t work, try using a paste of baking soda directly on the stain and work in with an old toothbrush before washing.

  6. Baking soda is useful when you need something a little more abrasive. It’s not nearly as abrasive as many commercial preparations, so you may have to scrub a little harder or use some vinegar if appropriate. However, it gets the job done in many cases. Don’t forget the classic role of baking soda in the refrigerator to absorb odors. It also works in the garbage can. If you like, baking soda works in laundry much as vinegar does. However, you would add it with the detergent rather than treating it as you would your fabric softener. 1/2 cup is good for top loading washers, 1/4 cup for front loading. Use about half the bleach if you use baking soda. A paste made of baking soda can clean most surfaces. It can take some extra effort to rinse them off if you let it dry on, but it has that little bit of abrasiveness that can make cleaning go faster when you’re dealing with stains. It can even remove marks from painted walls. Do this gently, so you don’t remove the paint, of course. All it takes is a bit of baking soda on a damp sponge. Mix with salt if you need something a little more abrasive.

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