Make-It-Monday: Homemade Stain Remover Spray

Last week I confessed that I avoid wearing white at all costs because I’m a mess-magnet.   This week I’m sharing a recipe for a DIY stain remover that may very well have me singing a different tune!

This will be my shortest post ever because Kristin Marr did all of the hard work – check out her blog Live Simply for some awesome before and after photos of different stains inflicted on white clothing.

Homemade Stain Remover Spray


  • 1/4 cup vegetable glycerin 
  • 1/4 cup water Clean tap water is fine for short-term use. Use distilled or boiled and cooled water for long-term use.
  • 1/4 cup castile soap I like orange, tea tree, or peppermint
  • 1 Tbsp. hydrogen peroxide 3%
  • 40 drops lemon essential oil Lemon is the key ingredient. Since a fresh-squeezed lemon would cause this solution to expire quickly. I go with lemon essential oil. Feel free to use 1-2 juiced lemons if you plan to use the spray within 1-2 days.


  1. In a dark spray bottle (or a clear bottle that’s covered with a dark bag, tape, or stored in a dark location–due to the hydrogen peroxide), combine all the ingredients. Gently shake before use. 

So there you have it.  We have all the ingredients in the store and will soon have a few amber colored spray bottles we are testing out. Bring your own jar or spray bottle just in case – see you in the store!