How to Remove Popsicle Stains.

How to Remove Popsicle Stains.


What kid doesn’t like a Popsicle? Next to ice cream it’s one of the best desserts ever invented. Simple in structure, yet complex in stain removal due to the fact that most popsicles are ice with artificial flavors and food coloring. Depending on the food coloring will determine if how complex of a stain we are dealing with. Following are some green products and techniques that I use as a certified professional green dry cleaner that you can use at home.

For Starters: A Spotting Solution – Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent

1.      Create a spotting solution with 1 part Seventh Generation laundry detergent and 10 parts water.

2.      Apply the solution directly to the Popsicle stain.

3.      Let the solution penetrate the stain for a few minutes

4.      Blot the stained area with a wet towel followed by a dry towel.

5.      Repeat again if necessary.

A Stubborn Popsicle Stain: Sodium Borate – Borax

1.      Create a soaking solution in a small bucket with 2 ounce of Borax per 1 gallon of water.

2.      Soak entire garment in the Borax solution.

3.      Let garment soak for several hours or overnight.

4.      Rinse with fresh water.


Karl Huie

Pacific Heights Cleaners in San Francisco and Sausalito is your non toxic alternative, proudly leading the way in garment care today and into a healthy future.

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