How to Clean Cherry Juice Stains Off Hands

by Jenny Harrington

Whether you are preparing a snack for yourself or a whole batch of pies, pitting and prepping cherries usually results in red-tinged fingers and palms if you forget to put on a pair of gloves. The stains work into your skin and dye it so even soap and water can't fade them completely. You don't have to be caught red-handed because another fruit has the bleaching power to counteract and fade cherry stains.

Wash your hands in warm, soapy water to remove any stickiness or surface juice. Dry your hands completely on a clean towel.

Cut a lemon in half. Rub the cut side of the lemon over the stains until they begin to fade.

Rinse your hands in clear water then inspect your hands. Rub the lemon over any remaining stains before discarding it.

Wash your hands again with soap and warm water to remove the lemon juice.

Items you will need

  • Soap
  • Towel
  • Lemon
  • Knife


  • You can also use bottled lemon juice if you don't have a lemon.
  • Use an oxygen bleach product to remove cherry stains from utensils, hard surfaces and clothing.

About the Author

Jenny Harrington has been a freelance writer since 2006. Her published articles have appeared in various print and online publications. Previously, she owned her own business, selling handmade items online, wholesale and at crafts fairs. Harrington's specialties include small business information, crafting, decorating and gardening.

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