Estelle Rea - Aug 21, 2019


Balsamic vinegar on your favorite tee? Looks like you’ve got a problem...and we’ve got a solution.

Everyone is always telling us how to get that nasty EVOO stain out of your clothes, but what about that dark, sticky, delicious, balsamic vinegar that splashes onto your favorite blouse at a dinner party or a casual lunch in the grove? Luckily for you (and your favorite shirt), we have a couple of simple solutions for you to try at home.

1) Fight vinegar with... vinegar!

The first thing you need to do is get some cold water running onto the trouble spot. Next, you will want to grab some liquid laundry soap and dab it directly on the stain. After this, pour some white distilled vinegar and let it sink in for a few minutes, making sure the stain is fully soaked. Finally, rinse the spot with cold water and wash the garment like normal.

2) Oxygen-based bleach

Begin this process by grabbing a paper towel and blotting the stain, soaking up whatever excess vinegar is ready and willing to lift itself from the fabric. Follow the blotting process with running the stain under cold water, and then wash the item as normal. If the stain persists and still has a dark color after the washing process, mix a solution of oxygen-based bleach with water, and soak the entire garment for a few hours or overnight if needed. Wash again, and this should do the trick!

We hope these tips can help all of our messy balsamic lovers out there! Good luck and happy cleaning.

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Written by Estelle Rea