How to Remove Tomato Sauce Stains From Plastic Containers

Tomato sauce stains are one of the hardest stains to remove from plastic containers. Most people think that bleach is the only way to get them really clean, but there is a nontoxic alternative to remove stubborn tomato sauce stains from plastic containers with a few ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen pantry.

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Things You'll Need

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Step 1

Create a cleaning paste by adding baking soda and lemon essential oil to a small bowl. Slowly add water while stirring to make a thick paste. The lemon essential oil helps pull the tomato stain away from the plastic while the baking soda helps work it in and scrub the stains away.

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Step 2

Work the paste into the stained plastic container and let sit for 10-15 minutes, then scrub with your sponge.

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Step 3

Rinse the paste away with warm water. This easy method helps to remove tomato stains without toxic chemicals and will prolong the life of your plastic containers.

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Buy materials for this tutorial:

baking soda

lemon essential oil

scrub sponge