Icon-delivery-truckFree Shipping on orders over $48

icon-favAll products made in America

icon_plantAwarded Allure Magazine Best of Beauty!

Stain-Free Solutions: Tangie’s DIY Liquid Spray vs. Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Pen

Stains. They’re the pesky blemishes on our clothes, the stubborn reminders of accidents and mishaps that seem to defy conventional cleaning methods. But fear not, for the world of stain removal is evolving, and at the forefront of this revolution is Tangie’s Stain Remover Stick.

This article will talk a bit about its incredible stain-fighting ability but also how you can transform this concentrated stain remover stick it into a versatile liquid spray, making it even easier to attack a multitude of stains all over your home. 

Angie Ringler, founder of Tangie, during production of stain remover sticks.

Angie Ringler, founder of Tangie, during production of stain remover sticks.

From Stick to Spray: The DIY Transformation in 6 Easy Steps  

Turning your Tangie Stain Remover Stick into a liquid spray is simpler than you might think.  

First things first, gather your materials. You’ll need your Tangie Stain Remover Stick (1.5 ounces), a spray bottle with a wide enough neck to fit the stick pieces, and 25 ounces of water. Optionally, having hot water on hand can expedite the dissolving process. 

Step 1: Prepare the Tangie Stick Start by cutting the Tangie Stain Remover Stick into small pieces. Make sure the pieces are small enough to fit through the neck of your spray bottle. This can be easily done with a sharp knife or scissors. 

Step 2: Load the Bottle Once you’ve got your Tangie Stick cut into pieces, it’s time to load them into the spray bottle. Carefully insert the pieces into the bottle, ensuring they fit snugly. If necessary, use a funnel to avoid any spillage. 

Step 3: Add Water Now, pour 25 ounces of water into the spray bottle. Remember, using hot water can speed up the dissolving process, so if you’re in a hurry, opt for hot water. However, if you’re not in a rush, room temperature water will work just fine. 

Step 4: Shake and Dissolve With the Tangie Stick pieces and water in the bottle, it’s time to shake things up. Secure the cap tightly and give the bottle a good shake. This will help distribute the stick particles evenly throughout the water and kickstart the dissolving process. 

Step 5: Let It Sit After shaking, allow the mixture to sit for a while. This will give the stick pieces time to dissolve completely, turning the water into a potent stain-fighting solution. Depending on the water temperature and the size of the stick pieces, this may take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. Voila! You now have a potent liquid spray stain remover ready to tackle any mess. 

Step 6: Test* and Adjust Once you’re confident that the Tangie Stick has dissolved completely, it’s time to put your DIY liquid spray stain remover to the test. Spray a small amount onto a stained area and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing, blotting or rinsing. If the stain starts to fade or disappear, congratulations – you’ve successfully transformed your Tangie Stain Remover Stick into a liquid spray! 

*Always best practice to spot test delicate, vintage, and sentimental fabrics. 

Why choose Tangie over other stain removers?  

Let’s compare it to Molly’s Suds, a respected name in the cleaning industry. While Molly’s Suds boasts effective stain removal, their spray stain remover comes in a plastic bottle, contributing to plastic waste. Additionally, Molly’s Suds contains 13 ingredients, whereas Tangie Stain Remover Stick boasts a minimalist formula of 5 ingredients: Coconut Oil, Water, Saponified Sodium Hydroxide, Lemon Juice, and Borax. With Tangie, you get powerful stain removal without the environmental guilt or unnecessary additives. 

Outperforming the Competition: Tangie vs. Tide  

Customer feedback speaks volumes, and Tangie’s performance shines through. Compared to Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Pen, Tangie has proven its mettle time and again. While Tide’s product may tout convenience, it falls short in terms of effectiveness and sustainability. Tide’s To Go Instant Stain Remover Pen, with its complex ingredient list, which is not readily available on their website, plus the reported issues of leaving yellow stains and unpleasant odors, pales in comparison to Tangie’s simplicity and efficacy. 

This ingredient list was not easy to find on Tide’s website. After reviewing dozens of reviews, there was a review titled ‘Smells like vomit’ in which the reviewer also requested a Safety Data Sheet from Tide about the instant stain remover stick. The representative responding to the review gave a specific URL for the reviewer to read more details about the product. (1) 


Tangie Stain Remover Stick being used to remove a chocolate stain from yellow sweater

The Money Factor 

According to Tide’s website, their Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover stick has approximately 10-20 applications. Tangie Stain remover stick has 100+ applications as a bar and about 50 applications as a liquid. 

Transparency Matters: The Quest for Ingredient Information  

Finding comprehensive ingredient information for cleaning products can be a daunting task. Many companies aren’t required to disclose their ingredients, leaving consumers in the dark about potential health and environmental risks. However, with the enactment of California’s Cleaning Product Right to Know Act in 2020, there’s hope for greater transparency nationwide. Tangie leads the charge by providing full ingredient transparency, empowering consumers to make informed choices about the products they use. 


Tangie stain remover stick Full ingredients on the box: coconut oil, water, saponified sodium hydroxide, lemon juice, borax.

The Tangie Difference: From Stains to Sustainability  

Tangie’s stain remover isn’t just about removing blemishes; it’s about prolonging the lifespan of our clothes and reducing waste in the fashion industry. Using a quality laundry detergent and treating stain as soon as they happen will keep your fabrics looking great longer. By effectively removing stains, we extend the usability of our garments, reducing the need for frequent replacements and ultimately minimizing our environmental footprint. With Tangie, it’s not just about looking good; it’s about doing good for the planet. 

Tangie Stain Remover Stick 2024

Tangie’ble Changes Keeping Your Clothes Looking Great! 

Next time you’re in need of a stain remover, make the eco-conscious choice: Choose Tangie. Made in the USA, Tangie’s Stain Remover Stick embodies simplicity, efficacy, and sustainability. Say goodbye to stubborn stains and hello to a cleaner, greener future. Choose Tangie and revolutionize your approach to stain removal today.  

In a world inundated with choices, let Tangie be your beacon of sustainability and efficacy. Together, let’s redefine stain removal and pave the way for a cleaner, brighter tomorrow.


1 (https://smartlabel.pg.com/en-us/00037000018704.html) 


Angie Ringler

A lifelong learner with an entrepreneurial spirit inside long before I knew the word entrepreneurial. I care about what goes around me almost to a detriment. Very empathetic and sometimes find it hard to take in and remove the sadness that I feel around me. I'm a big believer in gratitude and love and respect

5 Benefits of Using Oil for Hair and Body
Airing dirty laundry in a national park.

Ready to give plastic a boot? Shop now!

Free shipping on orders over $75
Compostable packaging
5,000+ reviews of happy customers
Vegan, bio safe, plastic free products


Go to Top