DIY Stain Remover For Clothes Recipe With Essential Oils

If you have kids, chances are you've had to deal with at least one stain in your life. Ugh! They never seem to come at a convenient time, do they? Well, fear not! I'm going to share with you an easy DIY Stain Remover Spray Recipe that will help get those pesky stains out in no time. Plus, it's cheaper and safer than store-bought options. Keep reading for the recipe...
DIY Stain Remover For Clothes With Essential Oils by Loving Essential Oils

If you have kids, you know a good stain remover for clothes is a necessity.  My boys love playing outside which is great, but their clothes suffer. In my quest for all natural home and beauty products, I found a DIY stain remover for clothes that does what it says!!

So skip the store and whip up a batch of this stain-fighting spray instead. You just need castile soap, vegetable glycerin, water and lemon essential oil. 

You will also need a glass spray bottle, which makes it easy to apply this recipe to stained items, you just have to spray it on.  This is a plus because if you are pressed for time and a stain happens, just grab the spray and spritz away!

DIY Stain Remover For Clothes With Lemon Essential Oil - Loving Essential Oils

Lemon oil has many benefits and uses, stain-fighting is just one of them.  Lemon essential oil is a great natural stain remover, even on grease and gum.

DIY Stain Remover Spray Recipe

There are many benefits to making your own homemade stain remover. You can save money by not having to purchase a commercial stain remover. Homemade stain remover is also an effective and environmentally friendly way to clean your clothes.

  • 2 tablespoons of Vegetable Glycerin
  • 2 tablespoons of Castile Soap
  • 3/4 cups of Distilled or Filtered Water
  • 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus limon)
  • 8 oz Glass Spray Bottle


  1. Add all ingredients into 8 oz glass spray bottle.
  2. Place top on and shake well.
  3. To use, shake well and spray liberally to stain. Lightly rub fabric together to get remover into stain. If possible treat stain immediately with stain remover spray and allow to soak before washing in machine.

Essential Oil Recipe Tips

-When using essential oils for cleaning be sure to use only high quality, therapeutic essential oils. If you are looking for an excellent oil company without membership requirements, click here for one we just love.

-Lemon essential oil is an excellent choice for this laundry stain remover but you can try different essential oils in this recipe.

-If you have an old, set in stain, you can try lemon essential oil directly on the stain. Then immediately wash the item in the wash machine. If you pretreat and let the lemon oil sit there, it could discolor the fabric yellow. So, don't do that.  Only apply lemon oil directly on fabric if you are ready to wash the item immediately.

-Spray works best if the stain has not already been washed and dried. Once washed and dried the stain is usually pretty set into the fabric.

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Essential oils are great because not only do they make you feel good physically but mentally as well. I love having them around since they have so many benefits like clearing the air of bad odors and improving moods by releasing calming scents in your home or office!

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