Fruit stains can be removed with simple home remedies. Here you can find out what they are.

You probably know this: You bite into your favorite fruit with relish and underestimate how juicy the fruit actually is. The juice then spreads quickly on your new shirt and leaves unsightly stains. Or did you pour yourself a glass of cherry juice and then promptly drip it onto your clothes while drinking? No problem, the top is not lost. We’ll give you a few tips on how to get rid of fruit (juice) stains quickly.

  • Hot water

If you’ve had a mishap, it’s best to take the garment off immediately and pour hot water over the stain. This works great for fresh berry stains, for example. The stain just melts away! Then simply put it in the washing machine and you’re done.

Caution: Not every fabric can withstand high temperatures. So, it’s better to use boiling hot water only on sturdy fabrics.

  • Lemon juice

Especially if you have spilled red fruit, such as cherries, on your clothes, you will have to go to great lengths to remove the stain. Citric acid works great on stubborn stains. Simply drip some lemon juice on the stain and let it soak in. Then rinse out and wash the garment as usual.

  • Vinegar and vinegar essence

Vinegar or vinegar essence diluted with water also works wonders against stains. Mix vinegar and water in a 2:1 ratio and simply apply the mixture to the stain. Let it soak in and then throw the clothes in the washing machine.

  • Baking soda or baking powder

Baking soda and baking powder have always been popular household cleaning agents. The white powder is also great for removing fruit stains. To do this, simply mix baking soda or baking powder with a little water to make a paste. Then apply the mixture to the stain, let it soak in and then rub it out until the dirt comes off. Then one more round in the washing machine and the clothes look like new.

  • Milk or mineral water

Are you dealing with particularly stubborn stains? If the stains are still fresh, you can soak the clothes in mineral water or (butter) milk for half an hour before washing. For dried stains, soak them directly in the mixture overnight. Then treat the affected area with a brush, rinse with clean water and wash the clothes in the washing machine as usual. This should loosen even stubborn fruit stains. Still not enough? Then try mixing buttermilk with lemon juice and soaking the stain in it. Maybe this is the solution to your stain problem!