Homemade travel-size stain stick

Even when traveling, this homemade stain stick can tackle tough marks. And this helper repurposes deodorant or lip gloss containers. Tuck in your purse or travel bag so it’s handy when needed.

Instead of paying for an expensive stain stick filled with harsh chemicals, try making your own from budget and eco-friendly materials. Repurpose old lip gloss and mini deodorant containers for a compact cleaner that easily travels or is close at hand in your purse. Made to pretreat stubborn marks like wine, chocolate, and lipstick, simply swipe on this DIY stain stick then toss in the wash to remove stains.

You will need: lip gloss or mini deodorant containers, grater, 1/3 cup shredded Fels-Naptha soap bar, 1/4 cup shredded castile soap bar, 1 tablespoon washing soda, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 2 tablespoons water, small saucepan, mixing spoon, plastic bag and scissors.