How to make your own laundry spottersPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- You can easily make your own laundry spotters that target specific types of stains and do a great job. They are quick and inexpensive to make. Always be sure you label the containers.
General all purpose spotter: Combine the following in a spray bottle to make a generic spotter that works on a wide variety of stains: 1 Part Rubbing Alcohol and 2 part water. Spray this on spots and spills, wait a few minutes and then launder as usual.
Beverage fruit and grass remover: Combine equal portions of: White vinegar, liquid dishwashing soap and water. Shake well and work the solution into the spot. Let stand a few minutes and then launder as usual.
Non-oily stain remover: Combine equal portions of the following ingredients: Ammonia, liquid dishwashing soap and water. Shake well and work the solution into the spot. Let stand a few minutes and then flush with water. This solution works well on stains such as milk, blood, perspiration and urine. Do not use on washable wool, silk, spandex, acrylic and acetate.
Oily stain remover: Combine the following in a squirt bottle: 1 Tablespoon of glycerin, 1 tablespoon liquid dishwashing soap, 8 tablespoons of water. Work the solution into grease and oil stains. Let sit a few minutes, flush with water and launder as usual. Remember, all of these spotters are for washable fabrics only and be sure to test in an inconspicuous are first as with all spotters.
All spotters may be made in larger batches for continued use.
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