How To Remove Henna/Mehndi With Two Easy DIY Methods

Last updated Jul 29, 2018 | Beauty Tips | 24 comments

How to Remove Chocolate Stains?

Chocolate is a favorite for young and old and everyone in between until it lands on clothes, furniture, fabric or even carpet. Removing chocolate stains is fairly easy provided you use the right techniques and just like any stains, the quicker you get to them, the easier they are to remove. It is important to note that unlike other stains, removing chocolate stains is easier with cold water owing to the fact that there are several ingredients within chocolate that cause stains. Chocolate has been around for a long time therefore there are several different ways to remove chocolate stains, but here are 3 best ways to remove chocolate stains from different types of items.

How to Remove Stains from Clothes?

When learning how to remove chocolate stains from clothes, it is equally important to identify the fabric of the clothing, and reading the washing instructions. So if you have chocolate stains on delicate clothes or those marked dry clean, you might want to be extra careful when indulging in chocolate. Washable fabrics include cotton, acrylic fabric, nylon, linen, spandex, olefin, polyester and modacrylic.

Steps to Remove Chocolate from Clothes:

  • If you have a large chocolate stain on clothes, use a dull knife, spoon or similar object carefully to scrape off the excess chocolate first.
  • Next step is to soak the piece of clothing in cold water with some laundry detergent.
  • Let it soak well for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Then remove from water and rinse the stain gently with your hands by rubbing the stain together.
  • The stain should go away easily but it stays, repeat the process.



Steps to Remove Chocolate from Upholstery:

  • First step is to scrape off the excess chocolate
  • Bring together two spoons of detergent and cold water.
  • Take a clean cloth or sponge to blot the stain with the detergent solution.
  • Continue blotting until the stain eventually wears off.

Alternative Method to Remove Chocolate from Upholstery

  • Use a dry cleaning solvent and sponge the stain using a clean rag.
  • Blot until the solvent is dissolved.

Steps to Remove Chocolate Stains from Carpet:

  • First step is to scrape off the excess chocolate
  • Bring together one tablespoon of detergent some warm water
  • Use the detergent solution and a clean cloth to sponge the stain.
  • Start blotting until the stain is absorbed and disappears
  • If you have stubborn chocolate stains on carpet or chocolate stains that have been around for a while, bring together a tablespoon of ammonia and two cups of lukewarm water. It is important to note that mixing chlorine bleach and ammonia could result in hazardous fumes.
  • Next, sponge the stain with the ammonia solution, and blot until the chocolate stain is absorbed.
  • Finally, use cold water to sponge and blot dry.

If you have really aggressive chocolate stains, you might need to use borax along with hot water to get rid of them.




  1. Tanvika

    Could you also use coconut oil to remove henna?

    • Safia Meera

      Hy i would rather recommend for you to use olive oil and another great way of removing mehndi is by applying Sanitizer on your hands and using a cotton swab to wipe it of after it is on your hands for bout 5 minutes hope this helps good luck bye 🙂 8)

  2. Haille

    I thought this was going too work but…. when I tried both of these solutions, they did not work. I had many mistakes when I applied my henna and wanted too “try” to remove them. Any other suggestions?
    Thanks! 🙂

    • Anna Wilds

      when I wanted to remove henna I used baking powder and water then rubbed it into my skin, I tried alot of other solotions of the internet, none worked too well however afterwards I had a hot bath and it work a whole lot better, so after these solutions I tried soaking my hand in boiling water, it works so much better xx

      • Mary

        Boiling? 😮

  3. syeda aiman

    Tested everything to remove henna but nothing effects !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. malini

    Its not that much fast but very super????

  5. Asma

    Which soda we have to use? There are many types of soda.

    • Marc Paget

      Hi Asma,

      Baking soda/baking powder should work just fine 🙂 I’ve also just added it to the article.


  6. Saneeya

    Do you have to use olive oil

    • Marc Paget

      Hi Saneeya.

      Baby oil should work too.
      I don’t know if other kinds of vegetable oil/body oil works too, but it doesn’t hurt to try, the worst that can happen is that it doesn’t remove the henna/mehndi.


  7. deena

    how to remove from nails??

  8. Eliza

    I had a lot of success removing henna from my hands by putting a healthy coat of baking soda tooth paste on them and wearing gloves to sleep. It really dried out my hands, but the henna is gone.

    • esha

      will it really work?

    • Aroosha

      Hiya I’m using baking powder and toothpaste is that okay?

    • Emily

      i just did it 2 hours ago and now i need it to go away before monday! does this really work?

  9. prity sharma

    this is best idea to remove mahndi

  10. Zara

    By using this method it will go charm

    • Zara

      Is it true

  11. Hiley

    I tried it out too but it didn’t work

  12. Eddie

    Nothing worked this is all crap

  13. Noor

    Please don’t try this bloody hell technique guys because it will not work as it is useless so don’t waste your team and ingredients they said. Its all bloody shit.

    • a

      it is working

  14. Kylie

    How can I get this off my face I have to go to school soon and I’m freaking out. And neither of your methods worked


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