How to Remove Turmeric Stains From Carpet

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Things You'll Need

  • Unscented dish liquid

  • Baking soda

  • Water

  • Soft cloths

  • Old toothbrush

  • Commercial carpet stain spray

Turmeric is a yellow Indian spice, often used in curry and other Indian recipes. It can also be used as a yellow fabric dye, as it penetrates fabrics very deeply. This characteristic of turmeric makes it very difficult to clean up accidental spills, especially out of carpet, which is difficult to clean at the best of times. However, with the right materials and some patience these stains can be removed.


Step 1

Blot the stain as soon as it happens, if possible. Place a folded cloth over the stain and press down gently. This will remove excess moisture and help prevent the stain from setting deeply.

Step 2

Mix 1 tbsp. each of dish liquid and baking soda in a cup of water. Mix until both ingredients are dissolved. Soak a cloth in the solution and squeeze over the stain until it is soaked.


Step 3

Scrub the stain in a circular motion with the toothbrush, beginning from the edges and working inward. Blot and rewet every few minutes. The stain should begin to fade. Continue to scrub until the stain is gone or almost gone.

Step 4

Spray commercial carpet stain spray on any remaining stain. Let it soak for about five minutes and dab with a soft cloth. This should remove the last of the stain.



Megan Shoop

Megan Shoop has Bachelor of Arts in English literature and is proficient in both AP and MLA styles. As an editor of her college newspaper for one year, she assisted with copy editing, proofreading and layout design. She also wrote art and movie reviews and articles about campus events.