Turmeric is the most common ingredient used in Indian curries. If you are an Indian or have a liking for Indian cuisine, by now you must have experienced turmeric stains and how painful it is to remove them. Turmeric comprises of curcumin that gives the spice its bright yellow color. Curcumin makes turmeric stains extremely hard to remove as it is insoluble in water and leaves a permanent pink mark in spite of rinsing it under water or washing in the laundry machine.
By using these three simple home ingredients you can do the magic without indulging in an expensive stain remover.
- Bleach: you should use bleach only on light-colored or white clothes. Using bleach on silk, wool or colored clothes can damage or discolor the fabric. Bleach and water should be in equal proportion and soak the stained cloth in it for about 15 minutes. Take out the cloth, give it a light rub and rinse it off. Let it dry under the sun.
- Baking Soda: It works wonder on your stained tiles or on the floors. It works as an absorbent and an abrasive agent that can help clean notorious turmeric stains out of clothing. Wet the stained cloth with water and rub baking soda over. Scrub the stain with a toothbrush. Wait for 5 minutes and rinse it off. Dry it under the hot
- Vinegar: It is found in every household, which is used to clean almost everything in and around your home. It is also a powerful ingredient against turmeric stains. Prepare a concoction of white vinegar (1/2 cup), water (1 cup) and liquid dish soap (2 spoons), soak the cloth in the mix for 15 minutes and gently rub it and wash it off. Always dry under the sun.
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