How to Remove Carrot Stains

Carrots are considered healthy food and many eat them for this reason, but this can bring on the question how to remove carrot stains.
Carrots are orange in color and can cause orange stains if you spill carrots or carrot juice on yourself. Like most stains the quicker you can treat the stain the easier it will be to remove.

Remove Carrot Stains

How to remove Carrot Stains From Carpet and Upholstery

What you will need:

  • Dull knife or spoon
  • Liquid hand dishwashing detergent
  • Clean white cloth
  • Warm water
  • Cold water
  • Bucket

Carrots are a really healthy snack, but they can also cause some not so healthy stains on the carpet or upholstery. To remove carrot stains from carpet and upholstery follow the steps below.

  1. To begin the stain fighting process you will need to remove any of the bigger chunks of carrot. You can do this by gently scraping the fabric with a dull knife or spoon. The key word is gently. You do not want to scrape the carpet or fabric too hard as you do not want to cause a hole.
  2. Next, you will need to combine 1 tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and 2 cups of warm water in a bucket.
  3. Mix the solution well. You want to make sure the solution gets nice and bubbly.
  4. Completely submerge a clean white cloth into the soapy solution. Ensure that you have saturated the cloth.
  5. Blot the stain with the saturated cloth. For this type of stain you can scrub the carpet in a circular motion or simply scrub the fabric of the upholstery.
  6. Continue to scrub the fabric or carpet until the color part of the stain has been removed. You can continue to rinse and reapply the soapy solution to the clean white cloth as needed. If you have a particularly stubborn stain you may want to change the soapy solution as needed.
  7. Once you feel the color part of the stain has been removed you will need to use a dry clean white cloth to blot the wet area of the carpet or upholstery.
  8. Continue to blot the area until the remaining soap has been removed.
  9. Inspect the stained area. If the stain remains continue to repeat the steps above.
  10. Once the carrot stain has been removed you will need to flush the area with clean cold water. This will ensure all of the soap is removed from the carpet or upholstery. You never want to allow cleaning products to sit on fabrics or carpets. This could cause more damage than a stain.
  11. If you are removing the carrot stains from the carpet you may want to vacuum the carpet once the wet area has dried. This will freshen the carpet and make it look as good as new.

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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.