What are your favorite Laundry Cleaner Recipes?
What are your favorite homemade laundry cleaners?
Here are some simple recipes:
Mix together two parts Borax, two parts Washing Soda and one part grated Fels-Naptha (Zote, Ivory or castile soap can be used instead of Fels-Naptha) soap. Use up to three level tablespoons per wash load.
Store the rest in a lidded container, out of the reach of children and pets.
- To Whiten Clothes: Add cup of lemon juice to wash cycle to boost whitening action of laundry detergent.
- To Remove Stains from Clothing: Pour lemon juice over stain. Rub area with salt and place garment in sun for several hours. Wash as usual.
- To Remove Stains from Countertops and Other Hard Surfaces: Create paste of lemon juice and baking soda. Apply the mixture to stain and allow to sit for several hours. Wipe clean.
- To Sanitize: Rub half a lemon over surface or apply lemon juice straight from bottle. Rinse with water.
Add cup of white vinegar to washer's rinse cycle. To give clothes a fresh scent, add a few drops of essential oil to the vinegar.
Add cup of white vinegar to washer's rinse cycle.
- Remove Tomato Stains: Saturate stain with vinegar. Allow it to soak in. Wash.
- Remove Sugar-Based Stains: Saturate stain with vinegar. Allow it to soak in. Wash.
- Remove Coffee/ Tea Stains: Flush area with vinegar. Rinse and repeat as needed. Wash.
- Remove Wine Stains: Saturate stain with vinegar. Allow to stand several minutes. Rinse with water and repeat process if needed. Wash immediately after.
- Remove Mustard Stains: Apply vinegar to stain and allow it to soak in. Spot treat with laundry detergent and wash.
- Remove Grease: Soak stain in undiluted white vinegar. Wash.
- Remove Sweat Stains: Pour vinegar over stain. Rub coarse salt into stain. Place garment in sun to dry. Wash.
- Remove Grass Stains: Apply vinegar to stain with sponge. Lightly dab to lift. If stain persists, make paste of vinegar and baking soda, brush into stain with old toothbrush, and wash as usual.
- Remove Ink Stains: Apply vinegar to stain. Rub with paste of vinegar and baking soda. Let dry. Wash.
- Remove Deodorant Stains: Rub vinegar into stain until it disappears. Wash.
- Remove Blood Stains: Immediately pour vinegar over stain. Allow it to soak for fifteen minutes. Rinse with cool water and repeat if necessary. Wash immediately after.
- Remove Set-In Stains: Saturate stain in vinegar. Rub with a paste of vinegar and baking soda. If stain persists, add a couple tablespoons each of vinegar and laundry detergent to bucket of water and soak over night. Rinse and wash.
- Remove Crayon: Rub vinegar into stain with old toothbrush. Wash.
- Remove Vomit Stains: Rinse garment in cool water to remove as much vomit as possible. Soak stain in vinegar. Wash. If stain or odor persists, repeat.
- Remove Rust: Pour vinegar over stain. Rub coarse salt into stain. Place garment in sun to dry. Wash.
- Remove Iron Scorch Marks: Soak rag in vinegar and dab at scorched area. Blot stain with clean rag. Wash.
Add a cup of white vinegar to your washer's rinse cycle.