How to Get Coconut Oil Out of Carpet

If some coconut oil spills onto the carpet while eating in front of the TV, it is a huge annoyance - oil stains are so difficult to remove! And the carpet was expensive! But both fresh and old coconut oil stains can often be completely removed from a carpet with the right means. Let's dive right in on how to get coconut oil out of carpet.

how to get coconut oil out of carpet

Home Remedies for Oil Stains on the Carpet

  • Potato starch, baby powder, baking powder or talc
  • Iron and blotting paper
  • Carpet cleaners and steam cleaners
  • Dish soap, dish-washing detergent or more aggressive degreasing agents such as benzine or turpentine

How to Get Coconut Oil Out of Carpet

Fresh oil stains

Tools

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Brush

Materials

  • Baby powder, potato starch or the like
  • Sufficiently absorbent napkin
  • Dish soap or another fat dissolving agent

Instructions

Method 1 - Soak Up
  1. If the mishap has only just happened, immediately place a piece of cellulose paper on the stain and press it down gently. If it is soaked with coconut oil, place the oil-free area on the oil stain and press again. Just press the paper down and don't wipe the stain to avoid spreading it.
  1. When the paper no longer absorbs the coconut oil, cover the area generously with one of the powders mentioned above and carefully press it down.
  1. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then vacuum it up with a vacuum cleaner.
cleaning carpet using vacuum cleaner
Method 2 - Wet It
  1. Mix some dish-washing liquid and warm water, then carefully moisten the area (don't use too much water!)
  1. Then soak up the water with the dissolved coconut oil with a napkin or a cotton cloth.
  1. Repeat the process until the stain is gone. In between, absorb as much liquid as possible with dry napkin or a cotton cloth.

Old oil stains

Tools

  • Iron
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Brush

Materials

  • Blotting paper
  • Baby powder, potato starch or the like
  • Sufficiently absorbent napkin
  • Dish soap or another fat dissolving agent

Instructions

If the coconut oil stain on the carpet has dried, it must be made liquid so that it can be removed more easily.

The tried and tested iron and blotting paper method helps:

  1. Put a sheet of blotting paper (a napkin works as well) on the stain and iron it on the lowest setting until the blotting paper (shift it in between!) no longer absorbs any grease.
  1. Vacuum the stain with a vacuum cleaner.
  1. Repeat the process until the stain is gone.

Conclusion

So there you have it. Hopefully you will never spill coconut oil on a carpet again, but even if you do, a solution is not too far away.

Have this article been helpful to you? Let us know in the comments section below!

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