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How to Remove Turmeric Stains from Anything and Everything

Turmeric is a boon for humanity by mother nature, the elixir of life, the queen of spices. Its healing and cleansing properties are well known. An Indian curry is not recognizable and would not be as aromatic without this spice. Moreover, it works like the magic cure for all those dark craters on your face - the unwanted pimple marks that linger. Turmeric is the cure for all skin problems, especially blemishes and acne scars. 

Turmeric is undoubtedly therapeutic, but Turmeric stains are not. They are known to be one of the solid hard stains to remove. Hence, you have to be very careful not to stain clothes, dishes, glasses, floors, etc., during its use. But even after all your carefulness, if you had to witness the shiny yellow stains, We have dug deeper and found out some ways for you on how to remove turmeric stains that are worth trying:

How to remove turmeric stains from anything to everything? 

How to remove turmeric stains from the skin/hands?

Turmeric is an excellent natural healer. For example, you might apply a coat of it on your fingernails and skin to remove dirt and inflammation. Or use it as a face pack or body scrub to eliminate skin problems such as hives, psoriasis and more. However, during the process of mixing and applying this beneficial seasoning, it can make the skin of the hands stained yellow; To remove the stain:

  • You must first wash your hands with normal bathing soap/hand wash/washing gels/body wash and water. 

  • Now dry them with absorbent paper to avoid staining the towels.

  • Then add a little moisturizer and rub vigorously, leaving it to act for 5 minutes to rinse again with water.

  • To get rid of tenacious turmeric stains, then soak your hands in a bowl of 4 tablespoon lemon juice mixed with warm water for five to six minutes.  

  • Now, take some ground sugar, apply it to the damp skin, and rub gently for a couple of minutes. Ground sugar would work as an exfoliating agent on your skin.

  • Wash your hands with normal water and use a little white vinegar stirred with a little more moisturizing cream and rub using paper napkins to clean and smear again until they disappear.

  • When finished, rinse your hands with warm water.

How to remove turmeric stains from the face

You can apply the same process to your face as well. But, again, make sure you rub it softly. Else there is a risk of skin corrosion. Things to remember:

  • Apply a small amount on your neck to test if you are facing a high amount of irritation. Wash it off immediately if that is the case. 

  • Ensure none of those mentioned above pastes are applied to the eyes as it can be very harmful. 

How to remove turmeric stains from clothes?

Turmeric stains on clothes, especially on white, can be one of the worst nightmares in our lives. 

  • Scrape the turmeric stain from the cloth promptly as you notice it. 

  • If the turmeric stain has portions of oil in it, you can use baking soda or cornstarch to remove it. Let the powder stay on the turmeric stain affected area for 20 minutes and dip it in a bucket full of water using detergent powder, soap or gel. Use a toothbrush to scrub the area and then rinse the clothing in cold water.

  • To remove turmeric stains from clothes, you can also dab the affected area with tissue paper soaked in vinegar until it fades away.

How to remove turmeric stains from the floor

It is possible that you accidentally spill the curry or drop the box of turmeric on the floor. To easily wipe off the turmeric stains from the bottom: 

  • Dry the area first with a clean (disposable), damp paper towel to see how stained the floor is. 

  • Then top with a clean (old) cloth or towel moistened with warm water to help absorb the turmeric stain and after 4 minutes, rub the fabric over the turmeric stains until they are gone. 

  • Move inwards, starting from the edges of the stain towards the centre so as not to spread the colour.

  • Mix 1 cup of warm water with 2 to 4 drops of liquid dish or laundry soap and rub on the stain until it is gone.

  • If the stain or a small "shade" remains, a wet cloth or absorbent napkin with a bit of alcohol (even vodka will do) dampens the stain before drying.

  • Now use Half-a-cup of baking soda, mix it with a half-a-cup of salt and spread it over the stain.

  • Then take some lemon juice or vinegar and pour it over the mixture on the floor to dampen it and start scrubbing it with a dish scrubber.  

  • Lastly, rinse the area with a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. 

How to remove turmeric stains from the wall

  • Mix the following ingredients in a cup: One tablespoon of gel dish detergent, one tablespoon of alcohol and one tablespoon of glycerin.

  • With the help of a brush, smear or moisten (without dripping) the stained area of ​​the wall. 

  • Then take a sponge and gently rub the area so as not to remove the paint and leave it for 5 minutes. 

  • Then pick up the same process with a clean damp towel.

  • Once the process is finished, wait until the wall is dry to observe and/or repeat.

How to remove turmeric stains from the kitchen counter

Alright, the kitchen counter is one of the places besides your belly that gets all the food. Foods leave marks behind them, and sometimes, if not addressed immediately, these marks are very tough to handle, especially turmeric stains mixed with oil. Once again, how can we miss mentioning baking soda for removing the turmeric stains from kitchen counters? Make a thick paste of baking soda and water, vinegar or lemon juice and apply it to the affected area for ten to fifteen minutes. Then, rinse it with a dry cloth or tissue paper. Repeat if the turmeric stain is stubborn.


  1. Are turmeric stains easy to remove?
    Turmeric stains are easy to remove if attended to immediately. 

  1. How to remove turmeric stains at home?
    Depending upon the surface on which is affected, turmeric stains can be removed with the help of some products readily available at home, such as baking soda, lemon juice, vinegar, detergent gel/powder/bar.

  2. How to remove turmeric stains from a rug?

To remove the turmeric stain from the carpet, make a solution by mixing two cups of warm water with 18 ml of white vinegar and 18 ml of liquid dish soap. Apply a small amount of the mixture on the stain, leaving it on for 15 minutes and then wipe vigorously with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.

  1. What are some other common ingredients to remove turmeric stains at home?
    We would recommend 3 other ingredients that can help you with turmeric stains: oxy-clean detergents like Vanish, bleach and glycerine.

  2. How do you get turmeric stains out of a wooden spoon?
    Take one cup of lemon juice mixed with baking soda and 2 cups of warm water and soak the stained utensil in it overnight to pull out the turmeric stain. Clean the utensil next morning with normal water.

You must not refrain from adding turmeric to your daily life via food or directly, in fear of the stains. It is a delicious spice. It has multiple medicinal benefits alongside making the food taste heavenly. Remember that if you are a connoisseur of good food, the question of how to remove turmeric stains should never bother you while using it. 

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