7 Effective Homemade Ingredients to Remove Lipstick Stains from Clothes

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Have you ever gotten lipstick stains on your clothes? Whether you smeared it on your dress in a rush or your husband left a mark on your favorite dress (!), removing lipstick stains from clothes will always be a pain, right?

But what is the answer to this problem?

The good news is that there are several solutions to this problem, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home or apartment, without having to go to the laundry.

However, before using the techniques, be sure to read the care label on the clothing and test the cleaning chemicals on an undetectable section of the fabric to ensure that the process will not damage your clothes.

Now, let's have a look at how to remove lipstick stains from clothes.

Use a Little Amount of Dish Soap

Though harsh solutions like bleach are effective at removing any form of stain, they may quickly ruin the fabric and drive you insane! Since some lipsticks include natural oils, you'll need a dish washer or detergent that can combat those oils. The best thing about using dish soap to remove lipstick is that it is safe to use on any machine washable garment.

Place the fabric, stain side down, on a paper towel to absorb the water that will remove the stain. Wait 10 minutes after pouring a tiny amount of dish soap straight over the discoloration. After 10 minutes, gently wipe the stain with a moist towel.

After removing the lipstick, you may wash the fabric as usual in a washing machine or laundry. However, be certain that the spot is no longer visible. If it is still visible, proceed again.

A Paste of Lemon Juice and Baking Soda

Lemon juice and baking soda are two basic home goods that are utilized on a daily basis. Will you trust me when I say these two combined perform marvelously as a lipstick remover?

One tablespoon of baking soda and one tablespoon of lemon juice are all you need. Now combine them to make a thick paste. Wait thirty minutes after applying the paste to the affected area of clothing. Wash the fabric as normal and lay it out to dry in the sun.

Remove If You have Excess Lipstick

Another trick is to carefully scrape away extra lipstick residue with a blunt knife or the edge of your credit or debit card before applying the liquid solution. If a huge chunk of lipstick has broken off onto your clothing, this technique will help prevent the stain from spreading further.

Use Hairspray

Doesn't it seem strange to you that hairspray may also be used to remove lipstick? Well, that is true. Hairspray is extremely good in removing any form of stain or blemish from a fabric.

However, you must use an old-school hairspray for this activity because it contains more alcohol than newer ones.

Wait at least ten to twenty minutes after spraying the stain with hairspray. Then, gently blot the stain with a moist towel until it disappears.

Use Shaving Foam

Another effective method for removing lipstick from clothing is to use shaving cream. When you rub it into the area, it also acts as a pre-wash.

Now, take some shaving cream and dab it on the stain. Allow 15 to 20 minutes before washing. After washing, check the spot to see whether it's gone or not. If not, repeat the procedure.

Use Liquid Detergent

First, use a dull knife to scrape away extra lipstick. Pour a tiny amount of liquid detergent immediately on both sides of the stain. Hold the affected region under running water, make sure the water is warm, and thoroughly rinse it.

However, do not massage the stain as this can harm the fabric. Simply blot or dab the dye. Now wash it as usual and hang it to dry in the sun.

Use Chemical-Based Stain Remover

If the stain will not come out no matter what you try on the cloth, apply a stain remover. There are several stain removers available on the market. Some are eco-friendly stain removers, while others contain chemical ingredients.

So, if you've tried all of the aforementioned methods and are still unsuccessful, applying a chemical-based remover is a viable choice.

However, before applying any chemical solution, please read the care label directions.

These are some of the homemade remedies you can try if you accidentally got lipstick on your favorite shirt and don't want to ruin it. And if you have tried one of these techniques before, let me know in the comment section. I would love to hear about your experience.