So You Spilled Some Kratom On Your Carpet, Huh?
Or maybe a lot of kratom? First of all, don’t beat yourself up over it: these things happen — blame it on the wobbles or something. Just take a big breath and relax because even though kratom powder can lead to some formidable carpet stains, there are ways to get them out.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of it all, we recommend that in the future, you take some steps that can help prevent a stain from happening in the first place. This might seem obvious, but it’s worth reminding ourselves of this simple rule: no spill = no stain.
Make sure to mix your kratom tea or prepare your kratom dose in a room with no carpet: kitchens are usually ideal for this. If you’re scooping out your kratom, try to do this in smaller sizes. Excessive scoops will fall off the scooper more easily if you bump into something or have shaky hands.
Finally, if you’re transferring your kratom dose from one container to another, do this over a sink. Also, be aware that kratom can stain clothes quite easily.
Related: How to Use Kratom Powder 101
How to Clean a Kratom Carpet Stain
Okay, so let’s go over the top-tier methods to deal with those renegade kratom stains!
1. For Powder, Vacuum it Up First
The first thing you’ll want to do, especially if it’s a big concentrated hunk of kratom powder or tea, is to run a vacuum over it. This will hoover up all the kratom lying there and hasn’t stained the carpet. You’ll have a clearer picture of what you’re dealing with and an easier time cleaning it.
Just make sure not to run the vacuum over the carpet aggressively. Doing this will rub the powder into the carpet and further stain it. The best method is to place the vacuum over the kratom gently, then pick it up and place it down again.
2. Prepare the Cleaner
Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to prepare a classic housekeeping formula that’s been around for ages. Mix one tablespoon dishwashing detergent, one tablespoon white vinegar, and two cups of cold water.
3. Allow the Stain to Soak
Allow the stain to sit with the cleaner on it, ideally for 30 minutes.
4. Dab — Not Scrub — At the Stain
Now pick out a cloth you don’t mind ruining and sponge the stain using a dabbing motion. DO NOT scrub the carpet, as this will cause the kratom to permeate into the carpet’s fibers. Gently blot at the spot using the cloth and more solution.
5. Finish With Rubbing Alcohol & Cold Water
After this, you should sponge the affected area alternately with rubbing alcohol and cool water.
And that’s it! If you’ve followed the instructions correctly, your carpet should be pretty much back to normal.
However, kratom powder is ground to an extremely fine degree, and sometimes this can make it so that the carpet will still have some greenish color. If so, follow these additional steps.
The Stain Still Isn’t Out? Try This
Go out and get yourself some OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover. If you can’t find this particular brand, get any cleaner with “Oxi” in the name. But make sure to check that it’s safe for carpet use.
Dissolve ¼ scoop OxiClean in 16 oz of warm water, then gently saturate the stain with the solution. Allow it to stand for 1 to 5 minutes without allowing it to dry. Blot the affected area with a clean towel to remove excess liquid, then rinse it with cool water. Blot dry and then vacuum it.
Your carpet should now be looking as clean as ever!
After all of this, it’s possible that the stain is still there. Unfortunately, some spots really like to hang on. You can repeat this method multiple times or even try a powerful carpet cleaner if all else fails.
Just remember to blot and not rub when it first happens, as this will set the stain. Also, make sure any cleaner you use won’t ruin the color of your carpet. It helps to try it first in an inconspicuous spot.