How to remove fabric softener stains

Fabric softener can leave your garment smelling fresh and clean, but if used incorrectly or spilled down your shirt it can leave greasy looking stains behind. You’ll want to treat these with the hottest water setting that’s safe for your garment, but the good news is that fabric softener is easy to wash out with a good washing detergent with bleaching agents, like Ariel. If you find these stains keep cropping up after the wash, maybe your fabric softener dispenser is clogged, so you might want to give your washing machine a thorough clean. With a few simple Ariel stain solutions, fabric conditioner stains can be removed in a few easy steps. Ariel has got you covered.

Fabric Softener Stains On Clothes

Removing fabric softener stains

  • 1

    Remove excess

    Rinse the garment inside out in cold water.

  • 2


    Place the garment into the washer along with similar items.

  • 3


    Use the pre-treat cap of your Ariel Original Washing Liquid as a dosing device. Just fill it with the correct dose and place it directly into the drum of your washing machine on top of your dirty laundry.

  • 4


    Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature recommended by the instructions on the garment’s care label.

  • 5


    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

Fabric softener stains are not the only ones you can pick up around the bathroom. Whether you get a toothpaste stain down your front or a lipstick stain on your blouse collar, Ariel can take care of the fabric softener stain removal as well as give you outstanding stain removal results in the first wash. Simply follow our laundry tips and get the most stubborn stains out of your favourites.