Last Updated on 9 months by Susan Mayrich
Body wash is a staple in most bathrooms. When you spill body wash on your carpet, it can easily leave a stain. However, with some simple cleaning tips, you can get rid of the stain and the scent of your favorite body wash.
The best way to clean body wash out of your carpet is with a homemade solution. You can use white vinegar, dish soap, and baking soda as the main ingredients in your homemade cleaning solution.
If body wash gets on your floor carpet, don’t panic. You can treat it like any other stain and clean it in the same way by using these simple steps:
What Happens If You Leave Soap in Carpet?
A body wash spill leaves your carpet looking dirty, and this isn’t good for any room in your home. It also makes it harder for you to clean your carpet later on since soap residue can act as an attractant for dirt and dust.
Soap residue can also lead to mildew growth, which is an issue because mildew can be difficult to remove from carpets and other materials.
Finally, leaving soap residue behind on your carpets could cause damage to the floor beneath them.
How to Get Body Wash Out of Carpet
#1. Wet the Carpet First
Before you try to remove the body wash, it’s important that you wet the carpet with enough water so that the soap will become diluted and easier to remove. Pour water directly onto the stain and allow it to soak into the carpet for several minutes before proceeding with any cleaning methods.
If there’s a lot of body wash spilled on the carpet, use a wet vac or steam cleaner to suck up as much water as possible before proceeding with any cleaning methods.
Then blot up any excess liquid before using any method below
#2: Try Vinegar
Vinegar is a great cleaning product that can be used for many purposes. It can be used to clean the toilet, bathroom tiles, kitchen countertops, and other surfaces. Vinegar is also an effective way to get body wash out of the carpet.
Vinegar is cheap and readily available in most households. The best thing about using vinegar is that it does not leave any residue behind on the carpet after it dries up. It also has no harmful effects on your skin or eyes as most chemical cleaners do.
To get body wash stains out of the carpet, mix equal parts of white vinegar and hot water in a spray bottle.
Spray the mixture on the area with body wash stains and let it sit for five minutes.
Blot up excess moisture with a clean cloth or paper towel. If there are still some stains visible on your carpet, repeat the process until they are removed completely
#3. Use Carpet Shampoo
Carpet shampoo can usually be found at your local grocery or discount store. It is designed to remove stains from carpets and upholstery, so it will do a good job of removing body wash from carpets.
The best way to use carpet shampoo is to dilute it with water first. Mix one part carpet shampoo with two parts water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the carpet, then scrub with a brush or sponge to work it into the carpet fibers. Rinse well with clean water afterward, then blot up any excess moisture with an old towel or cloth.
#3. Dish Washing Soap and Baking Soda
Dishwashing soap and baking soda are two of the best cleaning agents when it comes to removing body wash from the carpet. The combination of these two ingredients is known to work in getting rid of tough stains.
Dishwashing soap is great for cleaning up grease, fat, and oil stains. It also works well on carpet stains.
In a small bowl, mix one tablespoon of dish soap with two tablespoons of baking soda. The mixture will be fairly thick, but not solid like dough.
Using a clean sponge or paper towel, apply the mixture to the stain and let it sit for at least 20 minutes before scrubbing it with your fingers or an old toothbrush. Rubbing vigorously will help get rid of the body wash faster.
Once there is no longer any residue on your sponge or paper towel, rinse off any remaining soapy residue with warm water until all traces are gone.
#4. Use Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing Alcohol is a great item to have on hand when it comes to removing stains and smells from your carpet. The alcohol in rubbing alcohol will help break down the body wash, which will make it easier to remove from your carpet. It will evaporate quickly, so you will need to work quickly.
Mix equal parts water and rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and lightly spray the affected area.
Allow it to sit for about 15 minutes before blotting it with paper towels.
Repeat if necessary.
With these methods, you can get the body wash out without damaging your carpet. If you run into more stubborn stains in the future, don’t forget that rubbing alcohol is an excellent choice as well.
The key to cleaning up body wash from your carpet is to clean it right away before the stain has a chance to set in. Also, you would want to be careful with mixing cleaners because some combinations can create toxic fumes or leave a residue that is difficult to remove