Stained bathrobe

How to Remove Mouthwash Stains

Mouthwash: great for fresh breath, not so great for clothes. Freshen up your garments and get rid of mouthwash stains with some tricks from Tide.

How to Remove Mouthwash Stains in 6 Steps

Step 1

Remove Excess:

Rinse in cold water to dilute the stain.

A person rinsing a white garment in cold water
Step 2

Pour and Pre-treat:

Pour Tide HE Turbo Clean Liquid directly onto the mouthwash stain. Make sure you completely cover it and let set for 5 minutes. Pour from either the bottle or the cap.

Step 3


You can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of detergent, and pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have an HE machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE machine.

Step 4


Without rinsing off the detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving the detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

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Step 5


Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s care label.

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Select the wash cycle and water temperature on your washing machine
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Step 6


When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.

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