Everyone who’s at least once tried to remove a red wine stain on their carpet or an ink stain on their favorite shirt will know how difficult and time-consuming this can be. The thing is some stains can be so stubborn that even the best stain-removers can’t remove them entirely.
Here, we provide 10 natural stain remover recipes, all of which use 2-3 easily available household ingredients and are extremely easy to prepare.
1# Red wine stains. Soak the stain in white wine then apply a thick baking soda paste over it. Leave it to act for a few hours. Wash as usual.
2# Sweat stains. Make a saltwater soak to remove perspiration stains on shirts. Put ¼ – ½ cup salt into your washing machine then add enough cold water to cover clothes. Give everything a stir and let sit for 1-2 hours. In the end, wash as usual.
3# Carpet stains. Use enough hydrogen peroxide to saturate the stain on your carpet. Let it act for five minutes. Use a damp cloth to scrub the stain until it’s gone.
4# Coffee stains on mugs. In the stained mug, mix 1 tbsp. baking soda and 2 tbsps. white vinegar. Make sure you give it a shake so that you coat the inside of the mug. Let it act for 10 minutes then scrub the inside of the mug again. In the end, wash it with warm water.
5# Clean dirt off suede. Clean dirt and stains from your suede clothes using stale bread crust. Gently rub with the edge of the stale bread until the dirt disappears.
6# Tomato or berry stains. Rinse the stain before soaking it in a mixture of vinegar and water.
7# Oils Stains. Mix some sea salt and arrowroot powder and sprinkle over the oil stain. Let the stain absorb some of it then scrape the mixture off. In the end, scrub the stain with an old toothbrush and some dish soap.
8# Cat urine or dog urine stains. You can effectively remove pet stain odor by mixing 1 cup of warm water and 2 tbsp. clear white vinegar. Mix the ingredients in a bowl or plastic spray bottle, apply to the stain then rub with a cloth rag or paper towel.
9# Spilled coffee or tea. Soak the stain with lukewarm water then apply some glycerin.
10# Ink stains. Apply a bit of white vinegar directly on the stain and let it act for 10 minutes. Dab a few drops of liquid dish detergent on the stain, rub the stain gently and leave it to act for a few minutes. Wash it off with cold water. Rub gently while rinsing.