Finding yourself with an ugly lip gloss or lipstick stain? Here’s how to remove lip gloss stains from fabric.
I don’t know how it happened, but happen it did.
All I know is that one day I went into my twin daughters’ bedroom and lying there was an uncapped Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer tube and a baby doll bum covered in its hue.My young children think because it looks like chapstick, it must be okay for them to use liberally, including my three-year-old son. I am not sure if they applied it on their own lips and then wiped the overabundance onto the nearest fabric, or if they colored with the lip gloss directly onto the fabric itself. Unfortunately, their fabric of choice was the rear end of one of our baby dolls!
These baby dolls have been in our family for years, so they’ve seen their fair share of love and abuse (mostly love thankfully).
I tried wiping it off with some water and a cloth, adding a little dish soap to remove the lip gloss, but it did not work.
So, I pulled out a household chemical that I have found works cleaning wonders around the home – ammonia.
It stinks, and it’s strong, but it works amazing and quick, and is very affordable (you can find it in most cleaning aisles).
So grab a bottle of ammonia and follow this cleaning tutorial on how to remove lip gloss stains from fabric, clothes, and even baby doll bums.
How to Remove Lip Gloss Stains from Fabric
What you’ll need:
1. Pour a small amount of ammonia into a small bowl (you can dilute it some with water).
2. Dip cotton ball into the bowl and drip off excess.3. Gently dab, starting from the outside of the lip gloss stain working your way to the inside. You should start to lift the color off.4. Switch to a new cotton ball once it becomes too stained, and repeat steps 2-3 as needed until stain is removed.5. Launder the fabric (or baby doll) as normal in the washing machine or per fabric care instructions.
This worked perfectly and took such little time! I am a huge fan of ammonia for cleaning purposes! Here’s my before and after:For more tried and true cleaning tips, be sure to check out my ebook Speed Clean the Deep Clean: A Collection of Time-Saving Cleaning Tutorials and Tips for Busy Moms which contains 50 cleaning tutorials for every room in your home in an easy to reference format.