Removing Emu Oil Stains From Upholstery
Emu oil may be good for your skin conditions, but it's anything but beneficial to your upholstered furniture. Removing oil stains from upholstery successfully is a matter of working quickly to blot out the stain before it sets in for good.
To remove an emu oil stain from upholstered furniture, first sprinkle the stain with cornstarch. Let the cornstarch stand on the stain 10 to 15 minutes, and then vacuum away the loose cornstarch. If any oil stain remains, dampen a clean white cloth with dry cleaning solvent (available in the laundry aisle at most stores), and blot the stain gently. Do not use dry cleaning solvent on leather or vinyl upholstery.
Removing Emu Oil Stains From Carpet
Oil stains like those caused by emu oil spills can leave your carpets feeling greasy and looking even worse. Treat an emu oil stain on your carpet as soon as you discover it for best stain removal results.
Blot up any liquid emu oil from your carpet with paper towel or a clean cloth. Continue to blot until the liquid is completely absorbed. Sprinkle cornstarch over the stain, and allow to stand on the stain 10 to 15 minutes. Vacuum the cornstarch away from the stain. Any remaining oil stain that remains after blotting with cornstarch can be removed by blotting the stain with a cloth dampened with dry cleaning solvent.
Emu oil is touted as cure for almost anything from skin conditions to high cholesterol. While there may be many benefits derived from using emu oil, one of the benefits is certainly not the stains that can result when emu oil comes into contact with your fabrics, upholstery or carpets. Work quickly to remove these pesky stains and return your furniture, carpet and fabrics to tip-top shape.