How to Remove Carrot Stains From Clothing
What you will need:
- Dull knife or spoon
- Cold water
- Enzyme-based laundry stain remover
- Color-safe bleach
- Liquid laundry detergent
Giving your children carrots for dinner or as snack always seems like a good idea until you realize carrots stain clothing. Never fear there are some really great tips to help you remove carrot stains.
- Like removing carrot stains from the carpet or upholstery you will want to begin by removing any remaining carrots by gently scraping the fabric with a dull knife or spoon. Remember to do this gently so that you do not ruin the fabric.
- Rinse the garment under cold water. Do not use hot water! Cold water will loosen the stain and you may be able to remove the stain with this step alone; if you caught the carrot stain quick enough.
- Directly apply a enzyme-based laundry stain remover to the carrot stain. Carrots are an organic substance that contains proteins. The enzyme-based stain remover will be able to break up the organic stain. You can find this product in most any laundry aisle.
- Allow the enzyme-based stain remover to works its magic for about 1 minute. You can leave it sit for a little longer if you have a more stubborn carrot stain, but it is very important that you do not allow the enzyme-based stain remover dry out on the garment.
- Immediately wash the garment as you normally would. You should use your normal liquid laundry soap and add a small amount of color-safe bleach. At this point you have pre-treated the stain and you will be able to use warm water if the garment allows.
- Inspect the area. If the carrot stain remains you will need to repeat the steps above until the stain has been removed. Like most other stains you do not want to put the garment in the dryer unless the stain has been removed. The heat from the dryer will only make the stain worse if not impossible to remove.