Customer Question-Coconut Oil Stain Removal

 

Coconut oil stains can be a challenge to remove.  It’s important to remove a coconut oil stain as quickly as possible.

Recently, a Just Coco customer submitted this question:


I bought a 1oz Just Coco Lavender Body Oil at a Craft Fair.  LOVE it!  Tonight, when opening it, it had liquified and spilled on my couch!  Do you have any suggestions how
to remove this? – Linda

Here is my reply-

Linda, I’m glad you love the Just Coco Aromatherapy Essential Lavender Body Oil.  Sorry about the spill.  Here are some tips that will hopefully help you remove the stain.

 

An oxygen bleach cleaner can often effectively remove a coconut oil stain without damaging clothing, carpet, tile grout or an upholstered chair or couch.  Try OxiClean (as directed on the packaging)

 

Another product you can try is Stain Solver Oxygen Bleach.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Quart Warm Water
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Old Towels
  • 1 oz. of Stain Solver Oxygen Bleach

Directions:

Add the Stain Solver powder to the warm water. Stir until completely dissolved. Saturate stained area of upholstery with the solution. Let sit for 10-15 minutes. Dab the stain with the towels at the end of the wait period. Repeat if necessary. Allow upholstery to dry, and vacuum any white powder that may result as the solution dries.

 

If you are able to wash the couch cushion cover you can try pre-treating it with liquid dish washing soap.  Rub the liquid soap into the stain, let it sit for 1 hour and then wash as usual.  Do not dry the material until the stain is fully removed to avoid setting the stain.    

 

These online tips and tutorials have helped others remove oil stains-