No one likes to spill massage oil on their carpet, but it happens to everyone at some point or another. Whether you were getting a massage from your partner or yourself, or you just have a lot of massage oil laying around your house and it fell out of your hands, you’re probably wondering how to get the oil out of your carpet as quickly and easily as possible. In this article, we’ll go over 9 techniques to use for removing massage oil from carpet in your home!
1) Blot with an absorbent towel
The first thing you should do after spilling massage oil on your carpet is to remove as much of it as possible. Absorbent towels work well for blotting up excess massage oil, but if you don’t have any on hand, try using a kitchen towel or an old sock instead. Blot at the spill until you’ve removed as much of it as possible; if you need to throw something away afterwards, be sure to keep it in a plastic bag so that you don’t stain anything else.
2) Use hot water and detergent
Mix a solution of hot water and detergent, then place paper towels over any affected areas. The paper towels will absorb some of the oil so you can pick up any pieces that are still there with your fingers. Once you’ve picked up as much as possible, blot with clean, dry paper towels. Repeat until no more massage oil can be seen on carpet or paper towel. Be sure to check all areas to be sure they’re free of massage oil before allowing anyone to walk on it barefoot or in socks. Also, don’t forget to blot thoroughly—that means press down firmly and allow time for massaging oil to soak into wet spots before moving onto another spot!
3) Use baby powder
Massage oil is pretty great but it can be a nightmare to clean up. If you’ve ever spilled massage oil on your carpet, you know that getting it out is no easy task. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to get your carpet looking like new again in no time. One of these methods may work for you—and if they don’t, there’s always baby powder! It’s cheap and easy, so give it a try. If that doesn’t work, use one of these other options to get massage oil out of your carpet fast.
4) Cut the oil out
This sounds like an overly-simplistic solution, but if you don’t get it out of your carpet quickly, it will soak in and become even more difficult to clean up. Make sure you have a few big pieces of paper towel handy to blot away as much oil as possible. If you notice small drops everywhere and they’re hard to reach, try using a couple of cotton balls—just make sure they’re white so they won’t leave stains. You can also use a mix of dish detergent and water on some paper towels or rags; just dab at it with several layers until all of it is gone.
5) Remove oil stains from carpet with rubbing alcohol
If you spill massage oil on your carpet, blot it up as quickly as possible using a cloth. Then, apply a few drops of rubbing alcohol to another cloth and use it to remove any remaining residue. When applied in small amounts, rubbing alcohol will dissolve most oils without causing harm to your carpet. Allow your carpet to dry completely before sitting or walking on it again.
6) Vinegar Method
Vinegar is well known for its cleaning prowess, but did you know that it’s good for getting massage oil out of carpet, too? The vinegar will help break down massage oil spills and make cleaning easier. Simply add a few drops of white vinegar to a small amount of water in a spray bottle and lightly mist over affected area. Let sit for 5 minutes and then blot up with a clean rag or paper towel. You can also use club soda instead of water to really suck up any extra massage oil!
7) Hand Sanitizer Removes Oil Stains From Carpet
While massage oil may be great for your body, it can do some serious damage to your carpet. If you’ve recently found massage oil spilled on your carpet or other carpeted surfaces, don’t panic. The good news is that you can remove it using common household items like soap and warm water. Here are a few tips to help you out. 1. Hand Sanitizer – This one is pretty self-explanatory; hand sanitizer contains alcohol which breaks down massage oil stains and makes them easier to clean up. Just squirt a little bit of hand sanitizer onto an absorbent towel or paper towel and blot at any stains until they’re gone. 2. Toothpaste – You probably won’t have toothpaste in your house if you haven’t had time to brush your teeth yet, but if you do have it lying around, it works wonders at removing massage oil stains from carpets! 3. Shampoo – Shampoo contains surfactants (chemicals that lower surface tension) which break down oil molecules into smaller pieces so they can be rinsed away with water. Apply shampoo directly to massage oil stains and allow it to sit for several minutes before wiping away with a wet cloth. 4. Dish Soap – Dish soap also contains surfactants which make it perfect for removing oily stains from carpets. Mix dish soap with warm water in a spray bottle and lightly mist over stain before wiping away with a damp cloth or sponge. 5. Rubbing Alcohol – Rubbing alcohol dissolves oils very quickly, making it another effective option when dealing with massage oil spills on carpeting.
8) Dish Soap Is A Safe Option
If your massage oil accident landed on a light-colored carpet, you can clean it up with dish soap and warm water. First, blot up as much of your massage oil as possible using paper towels. Next, mix a little bit of dish soap into some warm water in a spray bottle and use that mixture to spray down your carpet. Allow it to sit for 5–10 minutes to break down any leftover massage oil then go over your carpet with another towel or two until no more massage oil is transferred onto them. Dry off your carpet by running it under some cool water from a faucet and vacuuming up excess moisture when done. Or, if you have time, let your carpet dry naturally instead; leaving wetness on carpets can lead to mold growth over time.
9) Use WD-40 to Get the Oil Out of Carpets and Rugs
If you’ve been recently to a massage parlor and got massage oil on your clothes or carpet, don’t worry. You can easily get it out. All you need is WD-40, which will help you get rid of those pesky stains easily and efficiently. Just spray a generous amount of WD-40 on your stained clothes or rug and rub it into it. After a few minutes, wipe off what you sprayed with a clean cloth and rinse your stain with water to get rid of all residue left by WD-40. The best part is that there is no harsh smell or harmful chemical in WD-40 so you won’t damage your skin or clothes while using it.
We all love a relaxing massage, but sometimes you forget to clean up after your session. It’s important to remove massage oil from carpet immediately to avoid stains and damage. The best thing you can do is absorb as much oil as possible with paper towels. Next, use a fan or hairdryer to speed up evaporation and rub in more detergent until most of it is gone. Baking soda is also an excellent natural deodorizer that can freshen your carpet quickly. Squeeze a little bit onto your wet paper towel before rubbing it into your carpet. Finally, wait 24 hours before vacuuming so that everything has time to dry out completely!