My dolls needed a little tidying up for spring! They are all in good condition, but had minor marks, blemishes, etc.
On the American Girl website here, it suggests using baking soda to clean doll skin. I took before and after pictures to show my experience with using the baking soda to clean the vinyl on my dolls.
First, my Rebecca doll has a small blue mark on her right arm. I do not know what it is from, and I was unable to remove it with baking soda. However, she had a small green mark that I was able to remove/lighten with the baking soda solution. Before and after pics below of the blue and green marks:One of my bitty twins had large black scuff marks on both arms. With the baking soda they are pretty much gone! Left arm:
My custom Our Generation boy doll had a small white mark on his chin, as well as an even smaller one on his nose. Both are now gone: His left leg had two small white marks, now significantly lightened. My other bitty twin had light black scuff marks on his forehead, which are difficult to see in the picture. Another dark mark by his ear was significantly lightened.