My most requested recipe is my SUPER STAIN SOAK!!!!
This removes: stains on diapers, food and breastmilk/spit-stains, blood, some mildew (may have to do a second soak), grease, regular ol' dirt and mud, kid markers, kid paint, mystery stains, and stains from stored clothing items. If you soak an item and the stain **mostly** comes out, just soak it again and the remainder may come out. It's worth a try.
Does not remove: permanent marker, acrylic or latex paint, nail polish.
IMPORTANT: read the instructions. read the instructions. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!
1c. Purex 2 powder (sold next to the Clorox 2 and Biz, in a box about $3 or less)
1c. Dishwasher Powder (I use generic, $2 per box)
5 gal bucket. (if your bucket is 2 or 3 gal, use 1/2 c of the above powders)
*Put powders in bucket.
*Add the hottest tap water you have to bucket.
*Add stained clothes.
*Ignore until next washing day (up to a week), but add more stained things to the bucket as you come across them.
*Dump the entire contents of the bucket (soapy water AND clothes) into the washer.
*Wash, w/o adding more soap, of course.
*Before drying, inspect stuff and throw back into the bucket for round two (I rarely have a round two)
*** Use caution when soaking items w/ bright red or navy blue trim as they may bleed. All other stuff is fine.
FOR HE users: wring out soaked items, discard soaking water. Do not add more soap to your machine. Wash as usual.
RANT: (you knew one was coming, right?)
For around $5 you can make at least 10 batches of Super Stain Soak, which works better than ANY stain remover I have tried on the market today, and I'm pretty sure I've tried them all! I mean, I have five kids!!
Oxi clean laundry stain remover is more than $5 for 24 oz
Spray and Wash is $4 for 22oz