How to Remove Stains With Dish Soap and Peroxide

Dish soap and hydrogen peroxide have more uses than just washing dishes and disinfecting cuts. These important household staples are also handy when it comes to stains. Together they can get rid of many common carpet and clothing stains. They can even be used to clean up dog and cat urine. If you want to get the most out of your homemade stain remover, however, use them in the proper proportions.

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Use dish soap and hydrogen peroxide to remove common household stains.

Step 1

Soak up as much of the staining substance as you can, assuming it is still wet, with several paper towels.

Step 2

Mix 1 cup of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide with 3 drops of dish soap in a small bowl.

Step 3

Pour the homemade stain remover directly over the stain. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes.

Step 4

Blot up the rest of the stain with fresh paper towels.

Step 5

Rinse the area by pouring a small amount of cold water over it. Blot the area again with fresh paper towels to soak up as much liquid as possible.