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Tackling Turmeric: Removing Turmeric Stains from Carpet

Turmeric is a vibrant spice known for its culinary and medicinal properties. However, its intense yellow colour can pose a challenge when it comes to accidental spills on carpets.

If you find yourself with a turmeric stain on your carpet, fear not! For just as we vanquished those nasty mustard stains, turmeric will come out of your carpet with our help.

In this blog, we'll provide you with effective methods to remove turmeric stains from your carpet, allowing it to regain its pristine appearance.

Removing Turmeric Stains from Carpet

The quick and easy guide to getting rid of turmeric:

  1. Quickly blot the turmeric with cold water, use a clean white cloth

  2. Create a cleaning solution of mild detergent and warm water. For natural fibres, buy a suitable stain remover

  3. Use your cleaner on the stained area. Allow to sit for 10 minutes and blot away with a clean cloth

  4. For more stubborn stains, use a baking soda paste. Let sit for 30 minutes and then remove

  5. Let the area air dry, use fans but don't use heat

  6. Repeat if necessary. Turmeric is a tricky one to remove!

Step 1: Act Quickly

Time is of the essence when it comes to turmeric stains. As soon as the spill occurs, grab a clean cloth or paper towel and gently blot the stain. Avoid rubbing, as it may cause the stain to spread.

Step 2: Use Cold Water

Dampen a clean cloth or sponge with cold water and continue blotting the turmeric stain. Cold water helps prevent the stain from setting further into the carpet fibres. Keep blotting until you've removed as much of the stain as possible.

Step 3: Prepare a Cleaning Solution

For synthetic carpets: create a cleaning solution by mixing one teaspoon of liquid dish soap with one cup of warm water. Stir gently until the soap is fully dissolved. You can also make a baking soda paste with water which will have a similar effect.

For natural fibre carpets: consult a professional cleaner to avoid damaging the natural fibres. If it is wool for example, you need to find a 'wool safe' product, unless you're willing to risk discolouring the stained area.

Step 4: Apply the Cleaning Solution

Dampen a clean cloth or sponge with the cleaning solution and blot the remaining turmeric stain. Work from the outside of the stain towards the center, gradually lifting the stain from the carpet fibres. Avoid scrubbing, as it may damage the carpet.

Step 5: Rinse and Blot

Using a separate cloth or sponge dampened with cold water, gently rinse the area to remove any soapy residue. Continue blotting until the carpet feels clean and free of soap.

Step 6: Treat Stubborn Stains

If the turmeric stain persists, you should create your paste again using baking soda and water. Apply the paste directly to the stain, covering it completely.

Allow the paste to sit on the stain for at least 30 minutes this time instead of 10.

Then, dampen a cloth with cold water and gently blot the area, rinsing away the paste and the remaining stain.

Step 7: Absorb Excess Moisture and Air Dry

Using a clean, dry cloth, gently blot the damp area to remove any excess moisture. Allow the carpet to air dry completely before using the area.

Open windows or use fans to facilitate the drying process. Avoid walking on the damp carpet to prevent further staining or damage.

Step 8: Evaluate and Repeat if Necessary

Once the carpet is dry, assess the treated area. If there are any residual traces of the turmeric stain, consider repeating the cleaning process or seek professional assistance for stubborn stains.


Dealing with turmeric stains on your carpet may seem daunting, but by acting quickly and following the steps outlined in this blog, you can effectively remove the vibrant yellow marks.

Remember to blot the stain, use cold water, and apply appropriate cleaning solutions. With patience and persistence, your carpet will be free of turmeric stains, restoring its natural beauty and allowing you to enjoy a clean and welcoming home environment.

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