Hacks For Removing Turmeric Stains

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Ah, turmeric—the vibrant golden spice that adds a burst of flavor to our culinary creations. But, let’s face it, turmeric can also be a formidable foe when it comes to staining clothes, dishes, and even countertops. Fear not, for we have the ultimate guide to help you conquer those stubborn turmeric stains and dance your way back to stain-free bliss!


When a splash of turmeric finds its way onto your favorite shirt or apron, act fast! Rinse the stain under cold water to flush out as much of the pigment as possible. Then, reach for a trusty stain remover or dish soap. Gently apply the product to the stain, let it sit for a few minutes, and then launder the garment as usual. If the stain persists, consider soaking the fabric in a mixture of water and vinegar before giving it another round in the wash.


Grab a slice of lemon, sprinkle it with salt, and use it to scrub away those stubborn stains. The acidity of the lemon and the abrasive salt work wonders in lifting the turmeric pigment. Alternatively, apply a paste with baking soda and water to the stained dishes. Let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub away the stains with a sponge or brush. Rinse thoroughly, and voila—your dishes are ready to shine again!


Mix equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water in a spray bottle. Spritz the stained area, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wipe away the stain with a clean cloth. For stubborn stains, make a paste with baking soda and water, apply it to the stain, and gently scrub before rinsing and wiping dry.

Stain Prevention

Prevention is key when it comes to turmeric stains. When cooking with turmeric, wear an apron to protect your clothes. Be cautious when handling the spice, as it has a tendency to cling to fabrics and surfaces. If you’re concerned about potential stains, consider using gloves or silicone kitchen tools to minimize contact.