Stain Soak Recipe for Fabrics

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by gailanng

I had received this recipe years ago from WestminsterLace as their "trusted recipe" for spotless linens, cottons and cotton blends. They proffered lace-touched clothing, lingerie, linens, beddings, antique lace and accessories.

Top Review by MarraMamba

Well i really put this to the test. I had a favorite duvet cover i couldn't find for the life of me. It was discovered on a chair in a lean to, full of mold and dirt and just awful. Had been there in all weathers from driving rain to horrible humidity for months. Surprised mushrooms hadn't grown on it. This stain remover is terrific. I won't say the cover is perfect now, there are still a few little spots but considering where it started i am amazed! I will post before and after pics p.s. i did not have calgon at the store but realized one of the reasons for it is that laundry detergent no longer has phosphates while dish detergent does, so used All which is pretty high in phosphates..which is what helps clean

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup automatic dish detergent (Cascade brand dishwasher only)
  • 12 cup clorox ii powdered bleach
  • 1 gallon hot tap water


  1. Dissolve Cascade and Clorox II in the one gallon of hot tap water.
  2. Soak for two or more hours. Repeat if necessary.
  3. Launder as usual.
  5. Be sure to use exact ingredients, no substitutes.

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