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How to Remove Berry Stains

How to Remove Berry Stains

Berries are one of the eating pleasures of summer, and particularly wonderful if you can eat newly sun-kissed berries fresh from the vine. But when the delicious red juice drips onto your favorite white cotton blouse and leaves a vivid stain, the delight fades quite quickly!

Here is a great tip for successfully removing berry stains from clothes:

The secret material to remove berry stains is vinegar. Use straight white distilled vinegar; it is readily available in all supermarkets. While organic apple cider vinegar is the perfect vinegar for ingesting, it has a color and can stain fabric. Soak berry stains in straight white distilled vinegar. First rinse the stain well then rest the part of the fabric that is stained in a bowl of straight vinegar. Rinse. Launder as usual.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:15AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:57AM PST on Dec 20, 2012

good to know

2:28AM PDT on Aug 14, 2012

Thanks for sharing!

12:12PM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Great suggestion. Does it work on other colors?

9:29AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Thanks for the tip.

2:59AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

I'd never heard of using white vinegar for removing berry stains. Great tip!

1:46AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Useful, thanks

1:31AM PST on Feb 1, 2012

does it work on a red suit or will the vinegar fade it

6:42AM PDT on Oct 1, 2011

nice tips

12:33AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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