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How to Remove Vitamin Stains

Irena Eaves

When giving vitamins to infants or young children, the chances that a spill may occur is relatively high. Removing the stains that occur from liquid vitamins can be very difficult. Once the stain sets, removing it becomes even more difficult.

Air-dry your clothing to confirm that the stain has been removed

However persistent your vitamin stain, there are a few tricks you can employ to get it out.


  1. Remove as much of the liquid vitamin as you can when the stain first occurs. Use a paper towel or clean dish rag to blot the liquid out of clothing.

  2. Treat the stain with a pre-wash stain remover. Allow the treatment to set for about 10 minutes.

  3. Launder clothes in the hottest water allowable according to washing instructions. Use either regular or color-safe bleach in your laundry, depending on the garment.

  4. Air-dry any stained clothes to be sure the stain is fully removed. Drying in the hot dryer will only set stains, so it's best to make sure there are gone first. If the stain remains, repeat steps 2 and 3 until it disappears.

Upholstery and Carpet

  1. Scrape off any excess liquid from your upholstery and carpet.

  2. Sprinkle cornstarch, baking soda or any other absorbent powder on the stain. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum the area.

  3. Blot the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent, using a clean white towel or dishrag.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the stain disappears.