Good-bye store bought stain stick. Hello, non-toxic, good smelling, homemade Stain Stick!
For most of this past year, I have been ridding my home of toxic chemicals by creating my own homemade products in the comfort of my kitchen, in my pj’s from time to time and usually accompanied by a glass of wine. (More of my DIY household recipes are at the bottom of this post.)
I don’t use a whole lot of stain stick, but when you need it, you need it. I came up with my own recipe that’s very simple to make, works great at removing stains, is super cheap ($.39 a tube) and smells fantastic.
Here’s all that you’ll need to make your very own Stain Stick:
1/6 of a Fels-Naptha Soap Bar
1/7 of a Kirk’s Castille Soap Bar
3 TBS Water
1 clean, recycled Deodorant Tube (about 3.5-4 oz)
Let cool completely before placing the cap on. Use as you would any other stain stick, but do it with a little bit of cockiness knowing that you are saving some serious mula.
This recipe costs only $.39 a tube. Even the cheapest stain stick around can’t beat that price.
Here’s the financial breakdown:
1/6 of a Fels Naptha Bar ($1.50 / 6 = $.25)
1/7 of a Castile Bar ($1 / 7 = $.14)
- ⅙ of a Fels-Naptha Soap Bar
- 1/7 of a Kirk’s Castille Soap Bar
- 3 TBS Water
- 1 clean, recycled Deodorant Tube (about 3.5-4 oz)
- Small Saucepan
- Slice about ⅙ off of the Fels-Naptha Bar and 1/7 off of the Kirk’s Castille Soap Bar and cut into smaller chunks.
- Finely grind the soap up in a blender.
- Transfer the ground soap into the small saucepan, turning the heat to medium-low.
- Add the 3TBS Water, stir frequently.
- When the soap has become a paste, remove from heat and let slightly cool.
- When the soap is still slightly warm and pliable, use a spatula to transfer into the deodorant container.
- Let cool completely before placing the cap on top.
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I hope you have enjoyed these recipes! It may seem overwhelming at first to rid your home of toxins and store-bought everything. And maybe you don’t want to make these products, but would like the benefits of non-toxic products in your home without going broke. I have found some simple solutions to replace the things that I cannot make/don’t want to make myself by purchasing them from a non-toxic green company online. Without directly endorsing them, if you are interested in knowing more, Feel free to email me with questions.
Here are links to my other Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:
And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:
Simple, Tasty Granola
Easy Crockpot Yogurt
Simple, Homemade Butter
Cooking and Freezing Beans, avoiding BPA
Garden Fresh Salsa
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