How to remove sea buckthorn oil stains

How to remove sea buckthorn oil stains

Sea buckthorn oil is a product that has long been used in medicine and cosmetology. And since no one is immune from accidents, it can easily get on clothes.

What you need to know before breeding

The method for removing sea buckthorn oil stains depends on their nature and material. But there are general rules that will help avoid damaging the item and wash away stains without a trace.

  • Before using any cleaning agent, it should be tested on an inconspicuous area of ​​the item. Dyed items may react differently to the same cleaning methods. The agent that is suitable for one type of fabric may ruin another.
  • While working, it is worth placing a napkin or cloth on the back of the stain. This will prevent it from transferring to a clean part of the clothing.
  • It is better not to delay removing stains – ingrained ones will be more difficult to remove.

Drying items with stains that have not been completely removed can only be done naturally. Using dryers and hair dryers can fix the mark on the item.

Removing fresh traces

What will effectively deal with them:

  • Starch, salt or soda. Sprinkle one of the products on a fresh sea buckthorn oil stain. Rub in a little, give it some time to take effect. Shake off the powder and wash with laundry soap.
  • Boiling water. Place the stained garment in a basin or bath (stretch it if possible), then pour boiling water directly onto the stain. Be careful not to burn yourself and make sure the item is not damaged by the high temperature.
  • Dishwashing gel. Apply undiluted gel to the stain. Leave for half an hour. Then wash the item by hand or in a washing machine.
  • Sprinkle the oil stain with talc, cover with a paper napkin and gently iron at a low temperature. Or you can use the most common baby powder. Then wash.
  • Laundry soap 72%. A universal product that saves even from fuel oil, and will successfully cope with sea buckthorn stains. Moisten the contaminated area with warm water, lather and leave for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse everything off and wash.
  • Professional products. Read the instructions before use. Products differ in the types of fabrics they are suitable for and in the methods of application – this is soap, for example, “Antipyatin”, powders and even sprays.

What to do with old stains

Old stains are harder to remove, even if only a colored imprint remains on the item. Sea buckthorn oil has already penetrated deep into the fibers, and small debris has stuck to the stain. But there are simple ways to remove it, too.

  • Acetone, solvents, refined gasoline from the hardware store, and even nail polish remover can handle such stains. Apply one of the products to the stain carefully with a sponge or cotton swab and leave it for about 5 minutes to work. Then wash the item.
  • Vinegar essence. Methods with bleaches and aggressive substances are not suitable for bed linen and other items made of natural silk. For them, you can dilute a tablespoon of essence in a liter of warm water. Soak the stained clothes in the solution for 15-20 minutes, wash.
  • Turpentine and ammonia. Mix these substances in equal parts and apply to the stain with a sponge. After half an hour, the item should be washed in warm water. It is better to do this in a well-ventilated room, since the smell of the mixture is very pungent and sharp.
  • Complex option. This method is more complicated, but gives good results. You need to mix 100 grams of washing powder, powder bleach and vegetable oil. After that, dissolve the mixture in a basin in 10 liters of hot water, and place the soiled item in it overnight. In the morning, all that remains is to wash and rinse.

If there is a very slight trace left, you can use hydrogen peroxide. But this will only work for white items made of durable fabric, such as cotton.

If the smell of sea buckthorn remains

Even if the stain has been removed, the smell of sea buckthorn oil itself may remain. Such cases are rare, but they do happen. This is due to the fact that the coloring component itself has already been removed, but the aromatic components have managed to be absorbed into the fabric. There are several ways to remove this smell, namely:

  • You need to prepare a weak vinegar solution: 3-4 tablespoons of 9% vinegar per 5 liters of water, and soak the item in it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and hang to dry. You can additionally wash, but this is not necessary – the smell will disappear without a trace. This method is also suitable for delicate fabrics, such as silk. For it, you can do without soaking, and during the last rinse add 9% vinegar (at the rate of 15 ml per 5 liters of water).
  • Prepare a solution: 100 g of soda per 3 liters of water. Soak the laundry in it for a couple of hours, then rinse thoroughly to remove any crystals of the substance that may remain on the fabric.
  • Soak clothes in a saturated solution of conditioner. After this, you won’t even need to wash them – the clothes will be soft and smell nice.

All methods are quite universal. The main thing is not to forget to check on a small piece of fabric that it will adequately withstand high temperatures or solvents. Otherwise, be careful and do not delay in removing stains from clothes.

Abbas Jahangir

I am a researcher and writer with a background in food and nutritional science. I am the founder of, our reputable online platform offering scientifically-backed articles on health, food, nutrition, kitchen tips, recipes, diet, and fitness. With a commitment to providing accurate and reliable information, we strive to empower our readers to make informed decisions about their health and lifestyle choices. Join us on's journey toward a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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