How to clean up spilled coconut oil from the carpet?

The best way to get accidental spills of coconut oil out of the carpet is to act fast. The more you wait, the more likely it will set in and become much harder to remove.

Gently blot up as much of the oil as you can with a clean, white cloth.  Avoid scrubbing the oil into the carpet, as this will only make it harder to remove.

1- Detergent

Once most of the oil is blotted up, use a solution of detergent mixed with lukewarm water to work into the stained area gently.

Use a clean cloth to scrub the area in a circular motion.  Rinse the cloth and repeat until the stain is no longer visible.

2- White Vinegar

If detergent does not work, use a solution of white vinegar and lukewarm water.

Work this into the stain in a circular motion with a clean cloth. Rinse the cloth and repeat until the stain has disappeared.

3- Enzymatic Carpet Cleaner

If all else fails, you can use an enzymatic carpet cleaner or a dry cleaning fluid stain remover solution to remove coconut oil stains from carpets.

Not only do these commercial cleaning products work well on easy-to-clean stains, but they're also perfect for use on stricter spots like oil spills.

Will bleach ruin the carpet?

Many people treat stains on white  T-shirts with bleach, but this is a huge  no-no for carpets.

Rather than removing the stain, all you'll end up doing is creating an unsightly bleached spot. If you need to use bleach, mix one cup of bleach with one gallon of water. This will create a safer diluted cleaning solution. Take this mixture and lightly spray it onto the soiled area of carpeting.