How to remove pomegranate juice stains


Pomegranates are favored for their beneficial properties. If you have attempted to open one, it will require some practice to take out the healthy seeds without squeezing any juice out. The key to successfully removing pomegranate juice stains is immediate removal. If the stain is left to sit on the fabric, the harder for it to remove. Read further to learn ways on how to remove pomegranate juice stains properly.

Steps on how to remove pomegranate juice stains

  • Scrape away as much of the fruit as possible from the surface.
  • Blot the site using a cloth to absorb as much of the juice.
  • Use an enzyme-based cleaner. Dab it on the stain based on the instructions on the packaging. Once the stain vanishes, rinse the site thoroughly and wash as usual. If the stain lingers, repeat the process, or proceed to the next step.
  • Prepare a solution by mixing a cup of cold water with a teaspoon of liquid dish soap in a bowl.
  • With a sponge or soft cloth, moisten it into the solution and dab onto the surface of the stain.
  • Blot gently to work in the foamy water.
  • Moisten a clean towel or cloth in white vinegar to blot and rinse the site.
  • Continue to blot, alternating the foamy water and vinegar until the stain is removed.
  • Once the stain is gone, blot the site with a clean cloth and plain water to get rid of any leftover residue from the soap and/or vinegar. 

Additional advice

Other products are useful in eliminating pomegranate stains such as stain removers, lemon juice, and baking soda. Before you decide to use other products, check carefully if the product is safe for the fabric. 

Pomegranate stains can become hard to remove once they are allowed to set. Deal with the stains immediately so that you can effectively remove them.

How do you remove pomegranate stains from nails?

When your nails end up with pomegranate stains, there are several removal methods that you can use.

  • Lemon juice and baking soda. Squeeze half a lemon or more into a bowl and add baking soda until a paste-like mixture forms. Use an old toothbrush to scrub it into your nails. Rinse and repeat if necessary. 
  • Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Combine the two ingredients until a paste-like consistency is achieved. Apply it on your nails and let it sit for up to 3 minutes before rinsing away with warm water.

How do you remove pomegranate juice stains from clothes?

Pomegranate juice stains on your clothes can be undesirable to look at especially on light-colored garments. Simply follow these steps to effectively remove this type of stain on your clothes.

  1. Place the garment under cold running water to get rid as much of the stain as possible.
  2. If you have an enzyme cleaner available, test it on a small concealed area on the fabric first for any unwanted reaction. If safe, apply the cleaner directly on the stain based on the fabric care label. Rinse the site thoroughly and if the stain has vanished, wash the garment as usual. If a trace of the stain lingers, repeat the process, or proceed to step 3.
  3. If you do not have an enzyme cleaner, apply liquid laundry detergent, or dish soap to the stained area. Work it in gently using your fingers.
  4. Transfer the garment in a dish filled with cold water. 
  5. Let it soak for up to 30 minutes
  6. Rinse thoroughly under cold water. 
  7. If the stain is gone, wash it as usual. If the stain lingers, test a small site with hydrogen peroxide. 
  8. If safe, blot the site with hydrogen peroxide. Let it sit for up to 3 minutes.
  9. Rinse the garment thoroughly under cold water and wash as usual.

Can you remove pomegranate stains?

The seeds and juice of pomegranate can readily stain just about any material or surface they come in contact with. 

Pomegranate stains on clothing can be removed by pouring liquid laundry detergent and letting it soak in cool water for 15-30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cold water. If a trace lingers, wash normally with either color-safe bleach or chlorine bleach. If it is not safe to use bleach on the fabric, use hydrogen peroxide or oxygen bleach for a few minutes and rinse. 

Final thoughts

When it faced with pomegranate juice stains, you must use the right removal method. Remember that once it is left to set, it can be a stubborn stain to remove. With the techniques described on how to remove pomegranate juice stains, you can readily get rid of the stains and make your clothes, upholstery or carpets look good as new.

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Michael René, consultant, is the leading stain removal expert in Denmark. Read about him and the rest of the team here

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