Who doesn’t love chocolate? It’s good in the mouth, but not on your clothing, carpets and furniture. Chocolate stains can sometimes seem difficult to remove. But these all-natural eco-friendly solutions can help clean up that chocolate both effectively and safely. It doesn’t take harmful chemicals to get out this tough stain. Living a natural and eco-friendly lifestyle is important to me, both for environmental and health concerns. Over the years, I have experimented with many eco-friendly methods of stain removal.
Remove Chocolate from Clothing the Green Way
For the best luck in removing the chocolate, get started on the stain right away. First, try a simple cold water rinse. Sometimes that’s all it takes. If your chocolate stain is still there after rinsing the clothing through cold water, try a small dab of eco-friendly dish soap right on the stain. Again, rinse in cold water. Still not coming out? A sprinkle of baking soda could be your answer. Rub it into the clothing gently. It’s abrasive and scrubs the stain without much effort.
Eco-Friendly Chocolate Stain Removal on Carpets
Uh-oh. Someone just dropped a chocolate bar, brownie mix or hot chocolate on the carpet. These and other chocolate stains can be removed naturally. First, try ice cold water. Pour the water onto the stained area and dab with a dry cloth to soak up the water and chocolate. Continue doing this until the stain is gone.
If you need something a little tougher, add some vinegar to your water, mixing them half and half. Use the method of pouring and dabbing until the stain is gone. Still have more chocolate residue? Try some eco-friendly laundry detergent. Add a small amount to ice cold water. Pour a little at a time onto the stain. Dab with the cloth – don’t rub or that will set in the stain. Rinse by pouring on some cold water and dabbing it up. Continue with that process until the stain is gone.
Natural Chocolate Stain Removers for Furniture
Have the kids rubbed chocolate into your favorite couch or chair? Try these eco-friendly solutions to get out the stain without harming the environment or your fabrics. First, grab an ice cube from the freezer. Put a small dot of eco-friendly dish soap where the stain is. Take the ice cube and rub that on the stain with the dish soap. Then, get a dry cloth and gently dab away the stain. Rinse the soap by dabbing at the area with a wet cloth until it isn’t soapy anymore.
Rinse the soap from the cloth as necessary. You may have to do this a couple times. If that doesn’t work and your fabric is not too sensitive, put a small amount of baking soda on the tip of a cold, wet cloth. Very lightly dab at the stained area. Rinse in the same manner as above until the stain and the baking soda are gone.