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Is Lemon Juice a Good Stain Remover? – Lemon Juice for Stains


How to Use Lemon Juice to Remove Stains

The saying goes “When life gives you lemons make lemonade.”  Well, there’s also another saying.  “When life gives you lemons use them to remove the stains from your clothes!” A lemon can be a lifesaver when it comes to removing stains.

Should You Use Lemon Juice For Stains? 

Lemon juice can be a fantastic natural stain remover for a number of products. However, like any cleaning process, it’s important to know how to use lemons for your stain removal needs, or they could do the opposite and cause a stain instead of removing a stain. And some cleaning jobs are just too difficult for lemon juice, which is when you should consider bringing your stained clothing to a professional dry cleaner. If you’re not sure whether or not lemon juice is the right stain remover for your fabric, bring it into any Mulberrys store in Minneapolis or San Francisco.  Our stain removal experts can tackle any stain using eco-friendly products.

How to Use Lemon Juice for Removing Stains

1. Lemons + Water:  Juice stains, especially fruit juice stains, can be tricky to get out.  Mix 1/3 cup of lemon juice and 2/3 cup of water and gently rub the stain.  Once the stain fades, wash your clothing items in the washer until the stain is completely removed.

2. Lemons + Detergent:  When treating rust stains on your clothes, pour one cup of lemon juice into the washer along with your detergent.  The lemon and detergent concoction will not only help remove the rust stain, but it will brighten your clothes.

3. Lemons + Salt:  We all love a crisp, white dress shirt, but white clothing can easily stain.  Squeeze the lemon juice directly onto the stain and pour salt over the stain.  Gently rub the lemon juice and salt into the stain, then rinse with water.  Repeat until the stain has faded or completely disappeared.  Hang your shirt to dry.  Once dry, evaluate the stain and wash your shirt in your washer if needed.

4. Lemons on their own:  Leather shoes need constant care and regular cleaning and shining.  The next time your leather shoes are looking a little dull, take a cloth and squeeze some lemon juice on it.  Gently rub your shoes to give them a clean, shiny look.

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We suggest always checking the laundry tag, fabric, and type of stain before using lemon in your laundry room.  If the stain persists, bring your clothing items into one of our stores or try out our delivery services.  At Mulberrys, we take stains seriously, and that’s why we only use the best eco-friendly detergent and processes to keep your clothes looking fresh and clean.