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How to get cherry juice stains off your hands

Handling cherries can be a messy job. The juice that cherries naturally produce can stain various surfaces, including your hands. You typically cannot remove the cherry juice stains by simply washing your hands as you normally do. Over time, the fruit stains on your skin will wear off. This can take several days or even weeks, however. Fortunately, you make the stains disappear without having to wait weeks.

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Lemon juice

  1. Dry your hands with paper towels and remove as much of the excess cherry juice as possible.

  2. Squeeze a good amount -- about 10 ml (2 tsp) -- of lemon juice in the palm of your hand.

  3. Rub your hands together with the lemon juice for several seconds. Add more juice if needed. Rinse the lemon juice off your hands.

  4. Wash your hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water. Rinse under running water and dry with a towel.

White vinegar

  1. Dry your hands with several paper towels to remove the excess cherry juice.

  2. Hold your hand over your kitchen sink and pour a liberal amount of white vinegar in the palm of your hand.

  3. Rub your hands together with the vinegar for several seconds. Pour more vinegar in your hand if needed. Rinse the vinegar off your hands with cool water.

  4. Wash your hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water and rinse clean with cool water. Dry your hands with a towel.

  5. Tip

    Buff away difficult-to-remove cherry stains by rubbing your hands gently with a pumice stone.

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Lemon juice
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Towel
  • White vinegar

About the Author

Amanda Flanigan began writing professionally in 2007. Flanigan has written for various publications, including WV Living and American Craft Council, and has published several eBooks on craft and garden-related subjects. Flanigan completed two writing courses at Pierpont Community and Technical College.

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