This 2-Ingredient Spot Treatment Helps Lift Even the Toughest Laundry Stains

Last Update: September 28, 2022

Grass streaks. Tomato sauce splashes. Mascara smudges. Some stains feel almost impossible to get out. Enter this pre-wash treatment, which you can make in minutes with just two ingredients—detergent and water—to help lift out tough stains during the wash.

Just remember: conventional detergents are filled with chemicals you don’t want anywhere near your skin. That’s why we recommend Molly’s Suds, a company that takes an eco-friendly approach to laundry products. Scan the ingredients lists, and you’ll find gentle, organic plant-based cleansers and deodorizers like coconut oil and essential oils—never chlorine, synthetic fragrances, or dyes.

So whip up this spot treatment and keep it handy in your laundry room, because you know, spills happen.

DIY Spot Treatment

What you need

1 part distilled water
1 part Molly’s Suds All Sport Laundry Wash
Spray bottle


Pour (or funnel) laundry detergent and water into a spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray on stain and let sit 15 minutes. Add 1 cap full of Molly’s Suds All Sport Laundry Wash to the washer and wash according to clothing’s instructions.

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