I don’t know about your house and how your family makes messes but at our house sometimes “spot treaters” seem to be a bad idea.
Or at least an economically bad idea.
Especially when you have to use A LOT of it to treat the article of clothing.
When the girls make a BIG mess on their clothes I do not spot treat, I go for an all out soak!
By big mess, I mean full baby body or at least covering half or more of the article of clothing. When a soak is necessary this homemade laundry stain remover is my favorite go-to stain remover and soak recipe. I love it! Plus it is pretty economical too!
- 1 part hot tap water
- 1/2 a part baking soda
- 1/2 a part hydrogen peroxide
- Mix ingredients in a bowl or the sink.
- Add clothes and stir to make sure clothing is entirely covered.
- Soak overnight.
- Drain and launder as usual.
I usually make mine using 1 cup water, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide which yields 2 cups and works on about 2-3 small items (i.e. baby clothes) or 1-2 medium/large items.
This soak is Ah-maz-ing on fruit and yogurt parfait stains! Not that my girls EVER rub yogurt parfaits on their clothes instead of putting them in their mouths… that would just be silly 😉
Now for the negatives about this soak. You can not premake it and you can not save any leftovers for later. This does lose it’s potency over time.
If you are in a pinch and your stain is small, you can try letting it soak for only 20-30 minutes and should have great results. Like I said though I only use this on big/full baby body stains.
The next time life hands you a big mess the kind that a pretreater just won’t work try using my Homemade Baking Soda-Hydrogen Peroxide Laundry Soak. You and your wallet will be glad you did and don’t forget to say move over Oxyclean, there’s a new cleaner in town!. Are you a soaker, pretreater, or like me do you go back and forth depending on the stain? Do you have an awesome laundry soak that you swear by? Share your laundry secrets with us in the comments section below!
Have a blessed day!
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