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Does your favorite pair of jeans have a huge patch of grass after a picnic in the park? Or does the light shirt have a green stripe after mowing the lawn? Getting grass stains out of textiles is not always easy. The green leaf pigment, the chlorophyll, is insoluble in water, which makes it so difficult to get rid of the green.

The tips range from butter to gall soap to alcohol, lemon juice and toothpaste - there are countless home remedies that should help remove grass stains. Not all are equally effective and some procedures require one thing above all: patience. And: the faster we take care of the patches of grass, the better our chances of success.

Lemon juice for grass stains on jeans

The good thing about grass stains on jeans parts is that we can wash the fabric at quite high temperatures. Many jeans can withstand a 60-degree wash. Treat with pre-wash spray and put in the washing machine.

If the stain is quite large and nice and lush green, we can drizzle freshly squeezed lemon juice onto the dry jeans and leave it on for an hour. Then wash it out and put it in the washing machine. Important: Test beforehand on an inconspicuous place on the inside of the jeans to see whether the acidic lemon juice is also dissolving the color from the pants.

Toothpaste against grass stains

Important: The toothpaste used must absolutely contain menthol, only this will dissolve the coloring agents and the whitening agents contained in the toothpaste will lighten the green stain. To do this, work the toothpaste well into the dry garment with a brush and leave it on for one to one and a half hours. Then wash as usual. Is particularly good for light-colored fabrics.

Remove stains with gall soap

Our grandmothers used it against stains: gall soap. It consists of curd soap and beef bile. And today it is no longer just available as a solid bar of soap, but in a liquid form that is easy to apply. Gall soap is a good way to get sportswear made of synthetic fibers clean. Work in gall soap and leave on for at least an hour.

Potato against green spots

Cut open a potato and work intensively on the stain with the cut surface, leave to take effect. This works well on jeans and darker fabrics, but to be on the safe side, do not use it on light textiles.

A mixture of sugar and water makes grass stains disappear

Simply mix two tablespoons of sugar with a little water to a pulp. Apply to the stain and leave for half an hour. Then wash as usual.