The ONLY Stain Remover you’ll ever need!

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I have tried many methods of removing stains from clothing over the years. This homemade miracle cleaner stain remover really does the job, and it is inexpensive and easy to make. 

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The other day when I was mixing up a fresh bottle of my favorite homemade stain remover, I realized I have never shared it here on the blog.

Probably in part because it’s been all over Pinterest for years and I assumed everyone already knows about it. Yet I’m surprised every time I tell someone about this miracle cleaner and they had never heard about it. Which made me think, I would be doing an injustice to my readers who have NOT heard about it if I didn’t share this life-changing formula. 

Back in 2008 Glamour magazine shared an article

The Only Stain Remover You’ll Ever Need

The story tells a tale of a favorite dress and a glass of red wine.  After thinking the dress was completely ruined, a friend let her in on a little stain removal secret that she has sworn by ever since…………….

The ONLY stain remover you will ever need! at This HOMEMADE MIRACLE CLEANER has worked on every stain from set in grease, to yellow arm pit stains, to chocolate and more!


The Recipe for Homemade Miracle Cleaner Stain Remover

For Laundry Stains:

1 part blue Dawn dishwashing liquid

2 parts 3% hydrogen peroxide

Mix and pour or spray directly on stain, launder as usual and watch it disappear like MAGIC.

yellow laundry room

What does 1 part to 2 parts mean?

You can mix however much of this homemade stainer remover you need.  Whether you want to mix just enough to treat one small stain or a bottle full, you will measure out twice as much hydrogen peroxide than the dishwashing liquid.

So, if you use 1 teaspoon of Dawn, you will need 2 teaspoons of peroxide.  Or 1/2 cup of Dawn and 1 cup of peroxide.


Have odor to remove too?

Add a little baking soda for extra deodorizing and scrubbing power.  Good for armpit stains, pet stains, vomit and grease stains.

What Can You Use This DIY Spot Remover On?

I keep a bottle of this Miracle Cleaner in my laundry room to spray on stains, and it has yet to fail me.

Besides usual food and other mysterious stains that appear on my family’s clothes, I have used the Miracle Stain Remover to successfully removed set in grease on a favorite t-shirt, yellow armpit stains, chocolate, blood and tire grease when a white hat was driven over after being lost in the street.

If I’m worried about a really tough stain, like the hat or yellow armpit stains, I will use an old toothbrush to scrub the stain remover into the fabric (you can also sprinkle with a little baking soda to make a paste for a little extra deodorizing and scrubbing power) and let it sit about an hour before washing.


If it’s a large stain, as was the case with the dress, you can mix the formula and add it to a bucket of hot water and soak the entire garment for a few hours.

If the stain does not come out completely the first time, try it a second time, but it has worked the first time on everything I have tried.

As with any stain removers, always do a spot test, but if it’s a garment that’s already a loss because of the stain, what do you have to lose?

Does this Miracle Cleaner Work on Carpet?

I have used the Miracle Cleaner on carpet with great success as well, and I know others have used it on upholstery, mattresses,  grout, and many other items around the home!  

For treating stains where it’s harder to rinse, like carpet, upholstery or a mattress you will want less suds so it’s best to use a higher ratio of peroxide (3 or 4 parts peroxide to 1 part Dawn).

DIY stain remover ingredient image

Won’t Hydrogen Peroxide Bleach My Clothes?

Household Hydrogen Peroxide is 3%  can be very effective cleaning agents without a bleaching effect.  While higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide at 6% or more are strong enough to cause bleaching.

The brown bottles at the drugstore are generally 3% Hydrogen Peroxide.




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I would love to hear if you have tried the Miracle Cleaner, and what results you had!  

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