Mrs HappyHatter's DIY Stain Remover

2-Indredient DIY Stain Remover

Mrs HappyHatter's DIY Stain RemoverI 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 HappyHatters DIY Stain Remover

Mrs. HappyHatter’s 2-Ingredient Stain Remover Spray


1 TSP Grated Fels Naptha Bar Soap
8 oz water


  1. Grate 1 bar of Fels Naptha Bar Soap (Makes about 54 TSP)
  2. Add 1 TSP of grated Fels Naptha to 8 oz of water into a sauce pan
  3. Simmer on on the stove on medium heat stirring frequently until all the soap has melted. (Watch it carefully to prevent boil over)
  4. Allow the mixture to cool
  5. Pour into a spray bottle (Dollar Tree has these for, you guessed it, $1!)
  6. 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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