Removing curry stains with HAND SANITIZER: Mom reveals nifty trick after her daughter drops ‘fatty chicken tikka masala’ on the carpet
- Zoe Jenkins, 34, from South Wales, used the method after her daughter’s accident
- She covered the stain with a hand sanitizer and then used a sponge to wipe it off
- Zoe then used a carpet cleaning foam to remove the rest of the stain
An inventive mom has revealed a smart and simple cleaning hack to remove curry stains from your carpet.
Mother of two Zoe Jenkins, 34, from South Wales, discovered the effective trick after her 12-year-old daughter Rylie dropped some ‘fatty chicken tikka masala’ on the carpet in their house.
Zoe said on Facebook that she covered the stain with hand sanitizer gel and left it on for about 15 seconds before using the harder side of a sponge to wipe the stain.
According to stains, hand sanitizer acts as a stain remover because of the high alcohol percentage.
Inventive mom Zoe Jenkins, from South Wales, has unveiled a smart and easy cleaning hack with hand sanitizing gel to remove curry stains from your carpet. She discovered the effective trick after her daughter Rylie dropped ‘fat chicken tikka masala’ on their carpet
Zoe then advised using a stain remover or carpet cleaning foam to remove the remaining stain.
The mother also said that “it doesn’t matter” whether you use colored or clear hand disinfection, although she said you should use a clear version if you have one.
About her trick, Zoe said, “I saw the curry stains on the carpet the morning after my daughter ate it.
‘[This was] about 12 to 18 hours later and it had dried in the carpet. ‘
Zoe said on Facebook that she covered the stain with hand sanitizer gel (left) and left it for about 15 seconds before using the harder side of a sponge to wipe the stain
Zoe, pictured above with her partner and children, recommended that a stain remover or carpet cleaning foam should be used to remove the remaining stain after the sponge is put to work
Zoe suggested leaving the gel on for 15 to 30 seconds and dabbing the sponge as it will help penetrate the stain.
“Then use the sponge to gently scrub the stain,” she continued. ‘
Most of the stain will come off immediately, if not the entire stain. I then used a small amount of carpet cleaning foam to make sure the entire stain was removed. ‘
If you try the trendy hack yourself, you may have to repeat it a few times if the stain doesn’t go away after the first time or if it’s been there for a while.
However, Zoe is confident that the gel will remove the stain no matter how long it has been there.
Cleaning expert Jodie Kerr told it earlier New York Times that hand sanitizer is a good stain remover because of the high alcohol content.
She said: ‘[Hand sanitiser] contains a high concentration of alcohol which is a very good stain remover and works on everything from pen to food leak to blood. ‘
The expert added, “If I had to tell people to take just one thing to deal with in-flight stains, that would be hand sanitizer.”