Stain Remover Soap Ball

Stain Remover Soap Ball

This stain removing soap ball will lift most organic stains on fabric either by soaking overnight or just placing in the wash. This is a great natural way of removing stains.

What you need

100g (4 oz) of pure soap flakes
2 small lemons
1 large tsp of Alum (available from pharmacies)


Chop the lemons up into small pieces and remove the pips.

Place into a blender or a mortar and pestle along with the soap flakes and alum and crush together until a stiff paste is formed.

Roll the mix into balls and place on greaseproof paper and place in a dry dark place to harden for around 7 days.

To use just rub onto the stain and either soak or place into the wash.


  1. How many does this make?

  2. I like this idea and I wonder about but haven’t looked at the ingredients in the store bought stain treatment I use. Can you tell me what you mean by “pure” soap flakes? I use castile soap as part of my homemade clothes washing recipe. Is that what you mean? Or are there other less expensive options? Thanks for this post.

    • Lisa Ogilvie says

      Ivory bar soap and fels naptha are both pure soaps. I’m going to try it with the ivory soap because I prefer the smell.

  3. Might give it a go!

  4. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    It will only be as abrasive as you rub the stain. Long term use could be damaging but it is only for stains so it should be fine. I’ll also look into the recipe.

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