How to Remove Ink Stains from Hands Naturally (With Baking Soda)

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Ink stains are not only difficult to remove but can also leave a lasting mark on your skin. This is especially true if the ink is not immediately removed. So, it’s always best to prevent ink from staining your hands or clothing in the first place.

But in case you already got some ink on your skin, don’t worry. I got you.

Baking soda is one of the most versatile household ingredients, and it has tons of uses. What most people don’t know is that baking soda can do wonders for your skin, specifically removing ink stains.

In this article, I’ll show you how to remove ink stains from your hands using baking soda.

Let’s get started.

What You’ll Need:

Baking soda
Small bowl
Mild soap (optional)

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1. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of water. Mix well until you make a paste.

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2. Turn on the faucet and run your hands under it to get your hands wet.

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3. Use some baking soda paste to gently scrub the ink off your hands. The paste should feel a little rough on your hands. Use a little soap to aid in removing the ink stains.

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4. When there’s no more visible ink left, rinse your hands with clean water.

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5. Towel dry your hands. Take pleasure in your freshly cleaned mitts.

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Clean hand

Is It Safe to Use Baking Soda On the Skin? (Warning!)

Baking soda, while normally harmless, can still irritate the skin. Most people are unaware that they are allergic to baking soda until they try it on their skin.

When used in natural deodorants, some people reported that they experienced rashes and burning sensations on the armpit area.

If you struggle with eczema like me, you should take it easy on the baking soda. Always consult your dermatologist if you’re unsure. Better to be safe than sorry.

How Does Baking Soda Remove Ink from Skin?

Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a mild abrasive that works well for removing ink from the skin.

It also aids in the removal of dead skin cells, oils, and the unclogging of pores. So you might notice your hands feel a little softer and cleaner after washing the ink off with baking soda paste.


That is all there is to it. That’s how you use baking soda paste to remove ink stains off your hands.

Baking soda is really better for your skin than a vigorous scrub or harsh soap when it comes to cleaning it. It’s a better non-toxic alternative. Just be aware of its abrasive nature, which is especially problematic for those suffering from eczema or dermatitis. All you have to do is be cautious and scrub with it carefully.

On this site, I’ve written about how to use baking soda in a variety of ways. If you’re interested, please see my article on how to degrease plastic food containers with baking soda.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

-Baking Soda Guy