Grandma’s stain spray is so simple to make.
And saved my favorite shirt.
Okay. One of my favorite shirts.
It has penguins on it and I’m sure I’ll be wearing it for many years to come.
The first time I wore the shirt (FIRST. TIME.) I managed to spill a huge drop of olive oil right down the front.
I pretreated the EVOO stain with Shout spray, left it over night, then ran the shirt through the washer AND dryer.
The penguin shirt came out of the dryer with the EVOO stain still there. Oil stains are the worst… oil stains that have been through the DRYER are basically permanent. My penguin shirt was now a “wear around the house shirt.”
Or so I thought.
I pretreated with Grandma’s Stain Spray, let it rest overnight, and ran through the wash again.
I was so excited to pull the shirt out of the dryer with no more stain! 100% Gone.
Would you like some wonderful stain spray for your laundry room? Here’s how to make some of your own:
Fill an empty squirt bottle with equal parts
JOY Dishwashing Liquid
Spray on stain and gently rub in. For tough stains, let sit over night before washing
I strongly recommend using JOY dishwashing liquid. My family has tried other brands in the past, and for some reason the mixture would turn into an un-useable gel substance. JOY has always worked just fine.
I can’t guarantee the spray will take out every stain you come across, but it works just as well (if not better!) as the laundry stain sprays you’ll find in the supermarket. We’ve been replenishing the same squirt bottle for about 15 years.
I hope you have the same stain-fighting success!