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How to Get Kool-Aid off of a Face

By Trisha Dawe ; Updated April 18, 2017
Rid those red Kool-Aid rings from around your mouth using household items.

Although Kool-Aid is a common beverage choice for children, it often leaves a stain when in contact with skin, especially over the top lip. In powder form, ready-to-drink pouches or in fizzing tablets, Kool-Aid contains an artificial sweetener and a strong dye to achieve the vibrant colors. Some teenagers use Kool-Aid to temporarily dye their hair, resulting in the dye dripping onto their faces. Use some items from around the house to cure your child's Kool-Aid mustache.

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Wet a washcloth with warm water and spread a dab of tartar control, whitening toothpaste on the cloth.

Rub over the stained area using a firm motion, but not too hard that abrasions occur. The whitening agent in combination with the light abrasion crystals in the toothpaste should remove the stain.

Rinse the toothpaste from the washcloth, rewet it and wipe any remaining toothpaste off your face.


Dampen a small area of a paper towel with vinegar and massage it on the stained area of your face, as long as the stained area is not near your mouth, nose or eyes.

Wash the area where vinegar was applied using soap and warm water.

Rinse your face and pat it dry. Check the affected area and repeat the process, if necessary.

Baby Oil

Pour a small bit of baby oil on the corner of a paper towel.

Massage and rub the baby oil onto the stained area of the face making certain not to get it into the eyes, nostrils or mouth.

Remove the baby oil using a baby wipe. Check the area for remaining stains, and repeat as necessary.

Things You Will Need

  • Washcloth
  • Tartar control, whitening toothpaste
  • Vinegar
  • Soap
  • Baby oil
  • Baby wipes
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