Vape juice is one of the most popular innovations of the 21st Century – along with the technology that goes along with it – and an influx of people are switching to this nicotine delivery system by the dozens. Vape juice, also known as “e-liquid” or “e-juice”. is a largely oil-based formula that comes in a bottle, to pour directly into the tank of a vaping device. That being said, it’s not uncommon to spill some of that vape juice on your clothes during a hasty refilling session.
Thankfully, should to end up getting some vape juice on your favorite shirt or pants, you can remove the stain using some all natural cleaning products from Grab Green Home, like eco friendly laundry pods and natural dish soap which do a great job getting out the greasy residue left behind from vape juice.
Getting Rid of a Vape Juice Stain
Like we said, it’s the oils in vape juice that leave behind a stain. All vape juices contain a base of vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG), both of which have an oily consistency that can leave a greasy mark on any clothing item. But, grease stains can be removed with the right steps, and you can use nontoxic cleaning products to remove the stain effectively so that you don’t have to rely on harsh chemicals to get the job done.
Step #1: Rinse the Garment
First off, you’ll need to remove the stain as soon as you notice it. The sooner you act, the better, as there will be less time for the vape juice to get deep into the fibers of your clothing. Remove the item and turn it inside-out, before running it under hot water. Turning it inside-out sends the vape juice back through which it came, rather than deeper into the material’s fibers. And, hot water breaks up oil beautifully.
Step #2: Apply Some Soap
From there, best to go with a non toxic dish soap like the Grab Green Liquid Dish Soap, since it’s made to cut through grease found on pots, pans and dishes. Simply pour a little directly onto the stain, and then use your fingers to work it into the fibers of the clothing. Leave the dish soap on the stain to let it work its magic for about 15 minutes before rinsing it out, again with hot water.
Step #3: Throw It in the Wash
Now, you’ve addressed the stain, and you can sit back and let your washing machine do the rest of the hard work. Choose the hottest water setting compatible with your clothing item’s care label, and use some stain-fighting natural laundry pods – we prefer non toxic laundry pods like our 3 in 1 Laundry Detergent Pods and Stoneworks Laundry Detergent Pods. Each are fully sustainable laundry pods that fight stains without toxins. Then, you can dry the clothing item as usual, throwing in some natural dryer sheets like Grab Green Classic Laundry Dryer Sheets, sustainable dryer sheets like Stoneworks Dryer Sheets, or even Grab Green Dryer Balls, to keep the fabric soft and cling-free.
If it’s an Old E-Liquid Stain
The good and bad news is that e-liquid is so oily that it never really dries, even if it’s been sitting there for a while. This is bad because it leaves a greasy mark for ages, but it’s good because it means that you can use the same method above on an old stain and it should still do the trick just fine.
If the Clothing is Delicate
If you’re dealing with a delicate clothing item that can’t go into the dryer, no worries. You can air-dry it as usual, since the drying process won’t impact the success of your stain removal method. If the item must be hand-washed, then hand-wash it in the same detergent you would use in the washing machine. Plus, if the item is meant to be dry-cleaned, let your dry cleaner know what kind of stain you’re dealing with, as they’ll apply their expertise to the removal of the stain.
- Cotton clothing will offer the most stain removal options.
- Wool is more delicate than cotton and cannot endure repeated washing and also needs to be spread flat to dry.
- For silk clothing, it’s recommended you take it to a professional dry cleaner, due its extreme delicacy.