Grass Stain Removal From Clothes: Home Remedies & Tips
Below I've collected several videos and other tips about grass stain removal from clothes.
This page focuses mainly on home remedies and techniques you can use to remove these marks from clothing, using homemade stain removers and items you've most likely got sitting around your home right now.
Just remember, when trying any of these methods, that the ideas below are focused on removing the green color from the chlorophyll that is a hallmark of this type of stain. However, it is not at all uncommon when you've got a grass stain to also have dirt, mud or clay stains as well.
Further, as you can see there are lots of ideas floating around, and that is really no surprise, because there is generally more than one way that works for removing any type of stain.
Therefore, if you've got a tried and true method for getting rid of these marks from your clothing, please share your tip with me here, and I'll add it to the page.
Further, just because I'm focusing here on home remedies, doesn't mean you have to use one. If you'd rather use a commercially made stain remover instead, I completely understand. You can tell me which removers work best on grass here, or read other reviews of laundry pretreaters to find out which ones work best.
Now, let's get on to the home remedies, huh? Here they are below.
When my oldest son, who is now 43, was in elementary school, one of his teachers told me to use Ivory liquid dish soap on these stains before laundering his jeans to get it out.
It worked - did that for years!!
Hope this tip will help moms with rough and tough boys and girls.
Thanks for that tip Marcia.
I love simple ideas like this, especially when you've been using them for years! That helps everyone else know they're definitely worth a try.
I am always amazed at the sheer volume of uses there are for dishwashing liquid, for cleaning and stain removal. In fact, I've collected many dish soap uses here. If you're interested click the link to find out more, and if you know of another one, make sure to share it too!
Here is a video suggesting rubbing alcohol to remove grass stains from jeans and other clothing.
That is similar to several other suggestions on this page, with one above also suggesting using alcohol, and one below which suggests using denatured alcohol. (You'll learn what that is below if you don't already know).
In this video she stresses the importance of pretreating, and letting the stain remover sit and work on the grass stain.
This is important because chlorophyll, which is in the grass stain, sets very quickly and is treated as a grease based stain.
Grass Removal Stain Tip - Use Enzymes To Treat The Stain
Here's a home remedy using enzymes to treat these stains from your washable clothing.
Enzymes are a type of molecule that breaks down protein and other organic molecules, so they are perfect for helping to remove grass stains. (You can learn more about enzyme laundry products here, in my article.)
The stain from grass itself is green, and comes from the color in chlorophyll, which is not itself a protein stain, but treated more as a grease stain.
However, you don't generally just smear grass blades on yourself, but instead also get mud or dirt, and other protein stains on your clothing along with the grass.
One possibility is to get digestive enzyme tablets from a health food store and then breaking apart the tablets to get at the enzyme powder inside each one.
I have a better idea -- get some digestive enzyme powder, which they generally sell for cats and dogs in powder instead of pill form, and just use that so you can save yourself a troublesome step.
Then, mix the powdered enzymes with a little bit of water to make a paste and spread this on your grass stain.
Let it sit for approximately an hour, and then launder as normal. The protein part of your grass stain should be history.
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CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.