I really enjoyed this article by Jerica of Sustain, Create and Flow. She has a 1-year-old and of course needs a good stain remover.
Her Amazing stain remover contains only two ingredients. She talks a bit about how one of the ingredients might make some of her “super-crunchy hippie friends” unhappy. But she has a good explanation I think.
Her before and after pictures are pretty amazing. The cleaner works on carpeting as well as clothing.
Click on the How to Make a Frugal and Amazing Stain Remover That Works! link below to read the complete post and recipe.