Mother-of-two uses hand sanitiser to remove ‘greasy chicken tikka masala’ stain from carpet
How to remove curry stains with HAND SANITIZER: Mom reveals a nifty trick after her daughter dropped ‘greasy chicken tikka masala’ on the carpet
- Zoe Jenkins, 34, from South Wales used the method after her daughter’s mishap
- She covered the stain with hand sanitizer, then wiped it off with a sponge
- Zoe then used a carpet cleaning foam to remove the rest of the stain
An inventive mother discovered a clever and easy cleaning hack to remove curry stains from your carpet.
South Wales mother of two, Zoe Jenkins, 34, discovered the trick after her 12-year-old daughter Rylie tossed some “greasy chicken tikka masala” on the carpet in her house.
Zoe said on Facebook that she covered the stain with hand sanitizer gel and let it sit for about 15 seconds before wiping the stain with the harder side of a sponge.
According to experts, hand disinfectants work as stain removers due to their high alcohol content.
Ingenious mother Zoe Jenkins from South Wales has revealed a clever and easy cleaning hack using hand sanitizer gel to remove curry stains from your carpet. She discovered the effective trick after her daughter Rylie dropped ‘Greasy Chicken Tikka Masala’ on her carpet
Zoe then advised using a stain remover or carpet cleaning foam to remove the remaining stains.
The mother also advised that it doesn’t matter whether you use a colored or clear hand sanitizer, although she said you should use a clear version if you have it.
When discussing her trick, Zoe explained, “I noticed the curry stains on the carpet the morning after my daughter ate it.
‘[This was] about 12 to 18 hours later and it was dried in the carpet. ‘
Zoe said on Facebook that she covered the stain with hand sanitizer gel (left) and let it sit for about 15 seconds before wiping the stain with the harder side of a sponge
Zoe, pictured above with her partner and children, advised using a stain remover or carpet cleaning foam to remove any remaining stains after the sponge was put into operation
Zoe suggested letting the gel sit for between 15 and 30 seconds and blotting the sponge as this made it easier to penetrate the stain.
“Then gently scrub the stain with the sponge,” she continued. ‘
Most of the stain will be removed immediately, if not all of the stain. I then used a small amount of carpet cleaning foam to make sure all of the stain was removed. ‘
Trying out the trendy hack yourself may have to repeat it a few times if the stain doesn’t go away after the first time or has been there for a long time.
However, Zoe firmly believes that the gel lifts the stain regardless of the length of time it was there.
Cleaning expert Jodie Kerr previously told the New York Times that hand sanitizers are good stain removers because of their high alcohol content.
She said: ‘[Hand sanitiser] contains a high concentration of alcohol, which is a very good stain remover and works on everything from pencils to food spills to blood. ‘
The expert added, “If I had to tell people to only carry one thing with them to treat stains on the fly, it would be hand sanitizer.”