Day 20 – The Only Spot Remover You’ll Ever Need


This one has been pinned and repinned thousands of times, and for good reason. It really works!

What You’ll Need:

1 part Dawn dishwashing liquid

2 parts hydrogen peroxide

Yes, it’s also the easiest spot remover you will ever make.

I decided to test it out on my carpet stains. Our high traffic area is the entrance from the garage into our house. The room you walk into is carpeted so I end up with all kinds of little stains all over it.

Here is a before picture:

I poured the cleaner right on the spots and used an old toothbrush to make sure it really got into the carpet. I let it sit for maybe 30 seconds and then I blotted it with a wet towel.

Ta-da! Clean carpet!

I then scoured the rest of the carpet and hit every other stain I could possibly find.

It works on clothes too. And to think of all the onsies I have gotten rid of! At least I know now so that future onesies can be saved.

Give it a try and let us know how it works for you!

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  1. Andy will be so impressed when I whip out this one!

  2. I am going out TODAY to get Dawn!!! Thanks for the tip….this is going to be sooooooo useful!!!

  3. Does it need to be green dawn?

  4. I love safe cleaning products that actually work! Thanks for testing all of these out! Now if I could only find someone that would come clean my house so I can enjoy this beautiful day outside!

  5. This worked like a charm. Got out some hair dye I spilled on my carpet a few weeks prior. This will save me TONS of $.

  6. Hello,
    Can you put this in a spray bottle?

  7. What sorcery IS THIS????


  8. do you just fill the spray bottle up with water then add the soap and proxide? or how much water do you use?

    • I wouldn’t put any water in there with it. Just stick with the Dawn and peroxide. A friend of mine tried the spray bottle and said it worked great. It does get a little sudsy when you spray it, but it still cleans just as well.

  9. Holy smokes…Dawn is like this miracle detergent…going to try this.

  10. hydrogen peroxide is the only thing that will get out blueberry stains and dawn cuts grease. Great idea!

  11. Does it work on dark colors? Doesn’t peroxide bleach?

  12. I used Palmolive and it also worked.

    • I’ve used both Palmolive and Dawn, from Sunset until Dawn, it’s Dawn for me, a ‘Dawn right’ outstanding cleaner. I even used it for emergency shampoo.

  13. Keep the ingredients in an opaque bottle. Light breaks down the properties in peroxide (thus the reason for the dark bottle that it comes in). This will cause your solution to break down and not work so well shortly after you make it. I suggest buying a small sprayer attachment and using a recycled peroxide bottle when you get an empty one to store your solution in.

  14. Has anyone tried this on darker carpet in the car? I’m scared to try! 🙂

  15. yes i’ve use full strength peroxide in a spray bottle with a small brush, no soap. i’ve done my dark blue carpet and also my off white carpet works great. I don’t add soap because it leaves
    a residue that attracts dirt. I’ve used this for years.

  16. Be cautious using this on fabric – with scrubbing, the cotton fabric that I tested this on began to deteriorate. The spot was coming out, but the fabric becoming threadbare.

  17. Could this be used in a steam cleaner or just for spot removal?!

  18. does it have to be dawn?

  19. Do you think this would work to clean my tub???

  20. I am a painter and it worked on water based acrylic paint and pet stains!!!! Wooo! I have greyish berber Carpet and it didn’t bleach it if that helps anyone. Awesome!!!! Thanks for the post!

  21. My hubby is trying this now. Our Basset had an accident….crossing my fingers this’ll work :))

  22. How much is one part exactly? I don’t want to over do it in guessing

  23. Will that unplug my bathtub?

  24. i used this in my car on my light gray seats that my 3 yr ols cup had leaked juice on almost 2 yrs ago i’m getting ready to trade my car and was just sick at how much this stain would hurt the value of my car but taaa-daaaaaa it’s gone i’ve tried everything and i am just tickled ….. by the way my 75 yr old dad uses dawn to keep his silver hair pretty and silver it get’s a yellow hue to it and the dawn takes it right out and will make a diamond ring sparkle like no bodys business

  25. I use Dawn to give my cat a bath, it is good for her skin and her coat

  26. Dawn helps to rid animals of fleas as well…a very small amount is needed for this.

  27. Another very strong and powerful post. I’ve been reading through some of your previous posts and finally decided to drop a comment on this one. I signed up for your newsletter, so please keep up the informative posts!

  28. I tried this and was amazed at how it worked and it only took seconds. Great stain remover.

  29. Have tried this recipe. Works great! Recommend anyone who has lots of stains to get out,you should definitely try.

  30. I just finished using this method, and it worked! I used a cloth to get the solution on the stains and used an old toothbrush to work it in. Used another damp cloth to absorb excess and get some of the little sudsy out. Dabbed with a clean towel, vacuumed, and now the areas are cleaner and brighter than the rest of the carpet! We just moved in and these stains were old and mysterious, the previous tenant couldn’t even recall what they’re from. Until it comes time to rip up the carpet and replace it (or refinish the hardwood underneath), this stuff works amazingly!

  31. That’s genius! My tried it for some stains on the carpet and after that needed to clean a grease stain on my jeans, it works like a charm! Thank you for sharing this effective recipe!

  32. My son spilled some hot coco on my beige carpet, I tried to clean it with baking soda but the stain still was brown and yucky so I remembered reading about this Dawn and hydrogen peroxide solution to get rid of stains so I tried it and the stain is gone, so thankful to all the people who have posted about this awesome spot remover !

  33. Trying this now. Sounds great!

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