It’s no surprise how much Brits love curry. Often considered our true ‘national dish’, we even celebrate National Curry Week in October each year!

Curries are renowned for being packed full of flavour, often with ingredients such as chilli powder, turmeric, tomato and oil – however, sadly, it’s these vibrant spices that can leave a lasting stain on your favourite clothes. But, don’t despair! With Vanish, curry stains can be a long-forgotten issue, as the powerful multi-benefit formula can tackle tough stains, brighten colours and remove odours – even in a cold wash (30°C)!

For the best results, we recommend a three-step process to remove your curry-stained items: pre-treat or soak and wash as usual. For coloured clothes use Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Powder and to for your whites, use Vanish Oxi Advance Crystal White Powder. With both formulas, you’ll get unparalleled deep hygiene action*, which gives your washing a deep clean in-wash.

*removes stains for a hygiene boost.

Removing curry stains with Vanish

With Vanish, curry stain removal has never been so easy, especially if you act fast when trying to remove the stain. If you’re dealing with coloured clothes, use Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Powder to pre-treat the stain by following these steps:

Removing curry stains with Vanish


Vanish Power 02 Pink Powder

Vanish Power 02 Pink Powder
Removes stains, eliminates odours and keeps colours bright.


  1. Mix 10g of powder with equal amount of water, stir for 30 seconds.
  2. Apply the mix on the stain.
  3. Rub stain as needed.
  4. Wash as usual with your normal detergent and add another scoop of Vanish.

How to remove curry stains from cotton

People are often wary of stain removal on cotton as it can be a delicate fabric, but rest assured you can treat it with Vanish just as you would another item of clothing. Just follow the instructions above.

How to remove curry stains from cotton


Scrape away – If it’s a fresh stain, scrape as much curry residue as possible off your garment before you start to treat it.

Check before you dry – Always check the stain has vanished before you put it in the dryer. This avoids setting the stain, which decreases your chances of fully removing that brightly coloured stain!

General advice

  • Please refer to the packaging for specific product usage and advice.
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Store the product only in the original container and always fasten the lid.
  • Do not expose product to direct sunlight.
  • Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric, rug or carpet.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.