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How to Remove Grass Stains: 3 Easy Techniques

The Sauce Boss
Apr 10, 2024
Laundry Tips

Whether you’re outside mowing the lawn, taking a dive during a wiffleball tournament, or dealing with the aftermath of your kids playing in the park, grass stains on your clothes can easily ruin warm weather vibes. Those stubborn green streaks are tough to remove thanks to proteins and chlorophyll: a pigment that penetrates and clings to the fibers of clothing.

The longer you let grass stains set, the harder they are to remove. Luckily, you can get rid of them with some common household ingredients and a quick wash with an enzyme-based laundry detergent pod.

In this article, we’ll walk you through three simple techniques to remove grass stains and keep your fits looking fresh all season.

Pro tip: Always check the care labels on your garments before trying any grass stain removal techniques.

How to Remove Grass Stains with Baking Soda

Baking soda can conquer grass stains on most fabrics, especially cotton, polyester, and synthetic blends. However, it’s not ideal for silk or wool, since the abrasive nature of baking soda can weaken the delicate fibers.

What you need:


  1. Create a paste: Mix baking soda with a small amount of water to create a paste. Aim for a consistency that is thick enough to adhere to the stain but still spreadable.
  2. Apply the paste: Spread the baking soda paste directly onto the grass-stained area of the fabric. Make sure to cover the entire stain with a generous layer of the paste.
  3. Rub gently: Using your fingers or a soft brush, gently rub the baking soda paste into the stain. This helps the baking soda penetrate the fabric and lift the grass pigments.
  4. Let it sit: Allow the baking soda paste to sit on the stain for at least 15-20 minutes. This gives it time to work its magic and break down the grass stains.
  5. Wash as usual: After the paste has had time to work, machine-wash your garment with cool water and an enzyme-based laundry pod.
  6. Air dry: Once the stain is removed, air dry the garment instead of using a dryer. High heat from the dryer can set stains, making them more difficult to remove in the future.

How to Remove Grass Stains with Dish Soap

The enzymes in dish soap are excellent at breaking down grass pigments. Dish soap is suitable for most fabrics. But when it comes to delicate fabrics like silk or wool, you should be extra cautious since the detergent may be a bit too harsh.

What you need:


  1. Blot the stain: Before applying dish soap, blot the grass stain with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove any excess moisture or debris.
  2. Apply dish soap: Drizzle a small amount of liquid dish soap directly onto the grass stain.
  3. Rub gently: Use your fingers or a soft brush to gently work the dish soap into the stain, focusing on the areas with the most visible staining.
  4. Let it sit: Allow the dish soap to sit on the stain for about 5-10 minutes. This gives it time to penetrate the fabric and break down the grass pigments.
  5. Rinse with cold water: Flush out the stained area thoroughly with cold water. Always rinse from the back of the fabric to the front to push the stain out of the fabric rather than back into it.
  6. Launder as usual: Once the stain is mostly gone, toss your garment in the washing machine with a laundry pod and use the water temperature your care label calls for.
  7. Air dry: After washing, hand your garment to let it air dry.

How to Remove Grass Stains with Vinegar

The acetic acid in vinegar does a great job of breaking down the pigment in grass stains. However, you should avoid using vinegar on delicate fabrics such as wool or silk.

What you need:

  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Soft brush or sponge
  • Cold water
  • Laundry pod


  1. Mix vinegar and water: Create a solution of one part white vinegar and two parts water—for example, you could mix one cup of vinegar with two cups of water in a bowl.
  2. Soak the stain: Submerge the stained area of the garment in the vinegar solution and let it soak for about 15-30 minutes.
  3. Scrub gently: After soaking, gently scrub the stained area with a soft brush or sponge. This helps to loosen the grass pigments from the fabric fibers.
  4. Rinse with cold water: Rinse the garment thoroughly with cold water to remove the vinegar solution and any loosened dirt or grass stains.
  5. Wash as usual: Once the stain is removed or significantly faded, wash the garment using a laundry pod, making sure to follow the care label instructions for water temperature.
  6. Air dry: After washing, air dry the garment instead of using a dryer. High heat from the dryer can set stains, making them more difficult to remove.

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