Achaar Stains on Your Clothes Landed You in a Pickle? Well, No More!

Don’t let your achaar cravings lead to an intense laundry session. Use these clever and highly effective tricks in case the oil from the pickle lands on your shirt.


Get rid of pickle stains on your clothes

The Great Indian Thali is incomplete without some achaar on the side. While it’s delicious and adds a sharp flavour to your meals, there’s a high possibility of oil dripping from the pickle jar directly on to your clothes. However, that’s no reason to give up on the tangy condiment.

Here’s how you can get rid of those achaar stains on your clothes effortlessly.

1) Use Cornstarch and Dishwashing Gel

Lay the stained portion of your garment on a flat surface and sprinkle cornstarch on the stain. Make sure the stain is completely covered. Let it rest for at least 30 minutes. Now, pour 2 drops of dishwashing gel on the stained area and wash by following the instructions given on the clothing label. Finally, let the garment air dry.

2) Use Hairspray

Take hairspray and spray it over the oil stains. Make sure you evenly cover the entire stained portion with it. Then, wash your clothes as usual and air dry.

3) Use White Sauce

White sauce for cleaning stains can be made by melting 1 tsp. of butter in a saucepan and adding 2 tbsp. of flour to it and stirring for 1-2 minutes. Then add 1 tbsp. of milk to the pan and let this simmer for around 5 minutes. Just apply this sauce on to the stained area evenly and let it rest for five minutes. Then load your garment into the washing machine and wash as you normally would. This should take the oil stains right out.

4) Use Shampoo

This is another effective ingredient. Simply pour 2 drops of shampoo over the stained area and gently rub it with a soft toothbrush. Wash your garment as you normally would.

Now, treat your taste buds to some achaari magic’ without worrying about the oil stains.

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