As homeowners and adults, we’re often presented with unique cleaning challenges. From dirt on the carpets to mystery stains on countertops, anything can happen when life has you running around day and night. But one surprisingly common household challenge that proves difficult to tackle is removing food coloring from the skin.
Food coloring on the skin can happen due to a variety of tasks. We know how difficult it is to remove dyes from clothes, and your hands are no simple feat. Fear not; we’ve got some simple tips and tricks to help get your hands looking as good as new in no time at all. Read on for all the best ways of getting food coloring off your hands!
The Best Ways To Get Food Dye Off Your Hands
Making colorful icing for cookies, dying eggs for the holidays, or trying to create fun colored pancakes, getting food coloring on your hands is irritating. And, not to mention, it's hard to get off. However, there are ways to fix this issue!
Below, we will go over the best ways to remove food coloring in various ways with various substances. It's up to you to choose the best option for you and your lifestyle. Let's begin!
A simple and effective way to remove food dye or food coloring from skin is by rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol can either be applied directly onto the skin, or with the help of a cotton ball or cloth that has been soaked in it. To do this, pour some rubbing alcohol onto the cotton ball or cloth and then rub it over the stained area.
This should help to get rid of the stain without any harsh scrubbing or scouring. For an extra boost, leave the rubbing alcohol on for several minutes before wiping it off with a damp cloth. With this method, you will sometimes have to worry about irritating your skin further, but, likely, the stain will be removed.
Using baby oil is a quick and easy way to remove food coloring stains from your hands. To do this, start by lathering the baby oil onto a cotton ball. Then, rub the stained area with the cotton ball until the stain is gone.
This method is simple and effective and ensures that you don't have to worry about harsh chemicals coming into contact with your skin. Additionally, baby oil can help keep your skin soft and moisturized, making it an ideal solution for removing stubborn food dye stains.
Vinegar and Baking Soda
As always, baking soda is a great option to remove hard food coloring stains on your skin. This miracle ingredient, mixed with vinegar, is a great option for stain removal. All you need to do is add some vinegar to a small bowl of baking soda.
After, you can get a soft brush and lather your stained skin. Scrubbing is recommended; however, some irritation can occur. Once you have lightly scrubbed the stain, you then must wash it off and see if there was any luck.
This process can be repeated several times until the stain comes out or loses its color.
Lemon and Salt
Next, we have the most natural way to get rid of food coloring stains. In order to naturally and effectively cleanse your hands of dyes, you can make a paste with salt and lemon juice. To do this, take 3 tsp of salt and add it to a bowl.
Then squeeze some lemon juice into the bowl and stir until a thick paste is formed. Using your hands, massage the paste onto them in order to achieve maximum coverage of your skin. If needed, add more of either the salt or lemon juice to reach the desired consistency.
This method not only works well for cleaning but also smells great due to its lemony scent.
Last but certainly not least comes laundry detergent. You may be thinking this isn't a great option because of the harsh chemicals; however, Tru Earths' cleaning products were built to combat this idea.
These eco-friendly laundry strips pack a powerful punch of hypoallergenic, eco-friendly cleaning power in a tiny, pre-measured strip of liquidless detergent. Not only that, but these strips of detergent are free of parabens and phosphates, as well as added dyes and chlorine bleach.
This is why they are entirely safe for skin use and remove food coloring stains. They have also been certified by independent laboratories to be hypoallergenic and readily biodegradable in accordance with OECD 310D.
To top it off, they are vegan-friendly, containing no animal-based ingredients or animal testing from us or our suppliers. This laundry strip packs a strong punch that's better for your clothes, skin, and the planet!
Because these strips are pre-measured and dissolve in cold and hot water, you can add one to a water bowl. From here, you need to use a cloth and clean your hands that are stained. This can be repeated over and over until the stain is removed.
Give These Tips a Try Today!
We hope this guide was helpful in your challenge of getting food color stains off your hands. As stated previously, it's up to you to decide what product works best for you and your household! Give these tips a try, and let us know which one works best for you.