Watermelon Juice

This was one of those accidental stains. I deliberately stained some Irish Shamrock habotai with spray adhesive, which I am still working on removing (stupid glue). But, due to reasons having to do with family and life, I currently have two teenagers living with me. Last Monday, they went to a party and returned with half a watermelon in a garbage bag. The watermelon was still good at that time so after sharing some with the happy parrots (those frequently heard in the background of our videos), the watermelon was left on the counter. For a week. In the garbage bag.

Until Saturday, when we threw it out because it was starting to smell less watermelon-y and more mold-y. I then started my video for adhesive removal, which will post once I figure out HOW to remove the adhesive. But in setting the deliberately stained silk on the counter, I un-deliberately set it in a puddle of watermelon juice. We have red counters. The juice was not immediately apparent. And the watermelon juice immediately soaked in to the silk. And I realized I suddenly had a two-fer stain.

See…accidental stain thanks to red counters and watermelon juice

See…accidental stain thanks to red counters and watermelon juice

See…red counters, can’t see watermelon juice

See…red counters, can’t see watermelon juice

So I cut the silk in half and proceeded to film how to remove watermelon juice from silk. And since watermelon is a lot of WATER, I was not at all surprised that Dr Bronner’s immediately vanquished the stain. Not sure it would work on ALL fruit juice stains. Not sure how it would challenge red wine (technically a fruit juice) or cranberry juice, but watermelon at least was no challenge for Dr Bronner’s. So for a video follow along, link down below. But for watermelon juice at least, use Dr. Bronner’s.