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How to Remove Food Coloring Stains

How to Remove Food Coloring Stains

Whether Easter is upon us and your family is having a blast dying eggs, you’ve cracked open your tie dying kit after a long winter, or you’re engaging in a very serious Jell-O contest, you may want to keep this tutorial handy! Food color is notorious for staining hands, clothes, and sometimes countertops. We fully understand if a little stain sends you into a momentary panic! But no fear-- our cleaning expertise is here! 

Step 1

Flush out stain

When you first notice the stain, work quickly to place the area (wrong side up) under your faucet with cold water. This will flush out as much of the stain as possible before moving on to treat it. 

flushing stain out under water

Step 2

Fill sink

After flushing with water, fill the sink with warm water and drop in one Oxi Boost pod. Wait for it to dissolve fully.

adding oxi booster to sink

Step 3

Soak in Oxi Boost

Completely submerge the entire garment and allow it to soak for at least eight hours.

adding garment to sink

Step 4


Wash as you normally would, with a Stain & Odor pod for maximum stain-fighting! Once the wash cycle is complete, check to see if the stain is fully removed before tossing into the dryer.

adding detergent pod to washing machine

Extra Tip 

If the stain remains on clothing, mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water and sponge mixture onto the stain. Place stain in sunlight and continue to blot with solution until stain is completely gone. 

Products to treat Food Coloring stains:
Stain & Odor Laundry Pods, Oxi Booster Pod