Laundry Stain-be-gone (safe for Vintage and Fine Fabrics)

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by DeSouter

A while back I saw a program where a textile conservator discussed taking the stains that come from age, along with tough stains out of any fabric. Sure she demonstrated it and it worked incredibly, but would it work THAT WELL when I tried it on my own? Probably not. BUT IT DID. It was phenomenal. A friend and I collect vintage G.I. Joe dolls and it took a 20+ year old magic marker stain completely out of a light colored garment. That's when I was sold. My sister kept a covered bucket of this mixture next to my neice's changing table when she was a baby. Parents know how difficult formula, milk and baby food stains are to get out. This works wonders.

Top Review by Chef 920429

DeSouter,your Laundry Stain-be-gone has saved me $200.00 or more! I will try to keep this as short as possible.Took the stains out of drapes which are in a park model trailer.I tried OxI clean,on one to see if it would take the stains out.Didn't work.Thought we were going have to replace all of them. If anyone wants to get stains out,try this stain remover.It's great!!Thank you so much for posting this recipe.I will forever be grateful.My hubby too.:0)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup clorox 2 powder bleach
  • 12 cup ivory liquid dishwashing soap (original formula)


  1. You can make this using any amount of"ingredients", as long as the Clorox 2 Powder (it MUST be the powder) and Ivory dishwashing liquid are mixed in equal parts. If "Ivory Joy dishwashing liquid" continues to appear, be aware that this is IVORY not Joy liquid.
  2. Add luke warm water to the mixture, enough to make a sudsy'bath' for your items.
  3. Let the garment (s) sit covered in the water for at least one hour.
  4. Check to see if the stain has disappeared.
  5. If it is still there, soak until the stain is gone.
  6. I have used this on vintage tablecloths and 19th century cotton garments and it works like a charm.

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