Removing Self Tanning Lotion from Carpeting

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated December 24, 2018)

If you are looking for a safe and easy method to get a nice healthy glow to your skin, then you may want try using some self tanning lotion. There is a down side to using self tanning lotion: If you are not particularly careful when using, storing, or applying the lotion it can spill onto the floor. Since self tanning lotion is designed to change the color of your skin, your carpeting won't be much of a challenge. Here are some wonderful ways that you can rise to that challenge and remove the lotion from your carpeting.

  • Baby wipes. You can purchase baby wipes at most local grocery and departments stores. For general cleaning needs, you don't need to purchase the most expensive wipes out there. Simply purchase one of those three packs that sell for roughly $10.00. Baby wipes are generally a safe and easy way to clean greasy stains, and therefore will work to remove many types of lotion stains. Pull one out and wipe away. This method usually works best when the stain is noticed right away.
  • Lemon water. If you have seen that wonderful movie Bride Wars, then you may have caught the scene where Anne Hathaway's character was soaking in a tub full of water and lemon slices. The reason for that is because lemon has a natural bleaching element (citric acid) that works wonders on removing stains. Lemon water provides a safe and natural method for removing tanning lotion stains. There is one drawback though to this method though—it is not quick. You will have to repeat the cleaning process several times.
  • Dishwashing soap. Dishwashing soap is often engineered to remove grease stains, and let's face it lotions of all kind typically are very greasy. Simply moisten a clean rag, add a little dishwashing soap, and scrub away. This method is often very time consuming and requires quite a bit of elbow grease.
  • Shampoo and steam cleaners. One of the easiest ways to remove just about any kind of stain is to use a shampoo or steam cleaner. These can be rented from most home improvement stores or local department stores. Follow the directions that come with the cleaning unit and you will quickly have a clean and stain-free carpet.

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