I have two rough and rowdy boys! I get almost all of their clothes second hand, so I can let my boys be boys without worrying about ruining a $20 outfit! I routinely get clothes for a $1 or less at garage sales and Once Upon a Child clearance events. But I digress.
I’ve often made the joke that I spend more on Shout then I do on their clothes. And that’s probably not too far off either!
Recently my friend Chelsea told me she had been using Fels Naptha as a stain remover. I knew from previously making homemade laundry detergent that I could get a bar of it for a $1 at Walmart, so I was definitely intrigued! But I’m a busy mom and I just love the convenience of my shout spray!
So I decided to try to make a liquid stain remover from a bar of Fels Naptha. It took a few attempts to get the consistency correct, but I think I’ve finally got it! Note: If you want to make stain remover gel instead of spray, simply use 2 TSP of grated Fels Naptha instead of just 1!
Mrs. HappyHatter’s 2-Ingredient Stain Remover Spray
1 TSP Grated Fels Naptha Bar Soap
8 oz water
- Grate 1 bar of Fels Naptha Bar Soap (Makes about 54 TSP)
- Add 1 TSP of grated Fels Naptha to 8 oz of water into a sauce pan
- Simmer on on the stove on medium heat stirring frequently until all the soap has melted. (Watch it carefully to prevent boil over)
- Allow the mixture to cool
- Pour into a spray bottle (Dollar Tree has these for, you guessed it, $1!)
- For best results shake well before use
And voila! I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now, and so far it has passed every test I’ve thrown at it, including blood & spaghetti sauce!
Want the Frugal breakdown? Fels Naptha bar soap is available at Walmart for $1, and makes approximately 54 TSP grated. So one bar makes approximately 432 oz of liquid stain remover. That comes out to 1.8 cents per 8 oz of liquid stain remover! I may actually spend more on their clothes this year than I do on stain-remover! Score!
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