Stain Remover

Janet Mayhew Recipe

By Janet Mayhew luvz2bake

5 Min
No-Cook or Other

I have used this for years. If your stain is stubborn keep after it. I have had good luck with treating stains even after they have been washed. This also took permanent marker off my daughters brand new sweatshirt! I got this out of a helpful hints section in my newspaper. My kids karate uniforms are the best looking whites on the floor thanks to this recipe!

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1/2 c
dawn dishwashing liquid (no bleach)
1/2 c
1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix equal parts of the above ingredients in a container that you can shake well. I make a bigger batch in an old ammonia jug so I always have it ready. You will want a funnel or I made one from a small child size water bottle that I cut off the bottom.
I pour the mix into an old sports bottle so that I can squirt it directly onto the stain. (Be sure to mark it so a kid doesn't think it is a drink.)
I rub it into the stain or I have a laundry brush to really scrub good with. Immediately put it in the wash. I wash everything but the whites in cold and it comes out fine. If I am worried about it I will run oxiclean in the wash with it. (You figure out which stains come out easy and which are tough requiring more effort and washes.Sometimes adding oxi to the wash helps cut that down.)
This works great on kids coats around the cuffs. Mud,grass stains marker, pen, chocolate sauce and grease stains. You may want to test your fabric/color. I have never had a problem but I don't buy fancy stuff. The laundry brush really helps to get the ground in stuff like grass stains.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Soaps, Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #stain, #remover, #ammonia

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Jean Reiners Pinto
Apr 5, 2012
Do you think this will get out the grease the guys get on their clothes from working on cars? I am definitely going to try this.
Janet Mayhew luvz2bake
Apr 10, 2012
My husband does not work on cars but remember if it doesn't come out the first wash you can try again. I had vegetable oil on a skirt and washed and dryed not noticing it. When I did I treated it and it came out. Keep working it you may be surprised. As far as I am concerned it works better then most other stain removers I have tried. On tough stuff just to be sure I also add oxi to the wash. Don't treat and set, treat and throw right in the wash. Good luck and let me know your results.
Jan Wilson janmixer
Aug 15, 2012
Jean pine sol works on car grease.mind works on cars to,just tryed peroxide and hand soap half in half, sm spray bottle with half water an half peroxide, 2T.spoons soap.It worked on new stains pretty good. That recipe is in here somewhere i just came to this one to site just learning where everything will use this again because its cheap.