Henna Stains on Your Saree? Here’s an Easy Fix!

Removing henna stains from your sarees isn’t tough. Here are some simple steps for a quick fix!


Removing henna stains from your sarees

A designer saree and henna designs are staples at many Indian functions. But henna stains on your designer saree can ruin it. Well, not anymore, because we’ve got an easy way to help you remove those unsightly spots.

If you’re using this method to treat your silk saree, use a mild detergent that’s compatible with silk.

Step 1:

Take instant action by blotting the henna stain while it’s still wet to remove excess moisture. Gently dab at the stain with a soft cloth. Do not rub, as this may spread the stain.

Step 2:

Put a drop or two of laundry detergent on to the stain and scrub in small, circular movements using a toothbrush. Do this until the stain fades, and rinse with cold water. Then rub, but more gently this time, until the stain disappears.

Step 3:

If the stain still lingers, heat half a cup of milk in a saucepan until it’s lukewarm. Pour it into a small, shallow bowl. Lay the stained part of the cloth over the bowl, pushing down on the stain gently until it’s submerged in the milk. Allow it to soak for about 30 minutes. Then take out the stained portion of your saree from the milk and add a few drops of soap to the stain, scrubbing and rinsing as before.

Step 4:

This is an alternative to step 3. If you don’t want to use milk, you can try using vinegar. Dip a small portion of a clean white cloth into a bowl filled with undiluted vinegar, then dab at the stain on your saree with it.

Step 5:

After this, wash your saree in your machine and let it air dry.

Your designer saree is now stain-free. Flaunt it at the next big Indian wedding!

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