Becoming a mom means gaining more than a baby, you also inherit a perpetual pile of laundry, most of which is riddled with mysterious baby -related stains. This weekend I decided to tackle one of my son’s shirts that I find particularly adorable, except for of course the massive nectarine stain. I haven’t for the life of me been able to get it out. I was scowling the internet for an awesome stain remover when I rediscovered an old favorite of mine. I can’t believe I didn’t think to try it sooner. I have had this recommended to me by so many moms for baby stains. I have also used it to get rid of yellowing underarm stains and it works wonderfully! Not to mention it’s super easy to make.
3 Things You’ll Need (That You Probably Already Have)
- Dawn Dish Soap (The blue kind is best)
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Baking Soda
How To Mix:
You’ll want to mix about one part Dawn with two parts hydrogen peroxide. Then add spoonfuls of baking soda to thicken. It should be pasty but you should still be able to pour it onto the stain. I would suggest only making enough for your current batch for best potency.
How To Apply:
This works best if you can scrub it into the stain (I used a toothbrush). Let it sit for an hour at least. With my son’s shirt it had been through the dryer so I let it set for several hours. Wash as normal and voila!
To Sum It Up:
This is perfect for a mom on a budget like myself. I love that I don’t have to buy fancy stain removers to keep our clothes looking decent. I don’t use this every day but I do bust it out when regular detergent fails me. Although, I am finding that it happens more and more as we enter the waters of toddlerhood…
Have you tried this concoction? I would love to know what has worked for you, what are your favorite stain removers for those really stubborn stain? Give me a shout!
Sending you lots of love,