Sunday, March 25, 2012

stupid chapstick.

It was a beautiful, bright, sunny Saturday. The birds were chirping, the pool was sparkling, the squirrels were frolicking. I could practically hear Sleeping Beauty serenading nature in its prime. I was happy as a little lark getting all of my weekly cleaning tasks done and getting Mr. Spouse and me reset for the week. I was just pulling out my final load of laundry from the dryer when I started seeing this.

Little grease spots EVERYWHERE.

I mean everywhere. All over my shirts, Mr. Spouse's business shirts and khakis, EV-ER-Y-WHERE. As I fluffed out each new shirt only to find more grease spots, the culprit rolled on out...

You little bugger. 

I immediately launched into the five stages of grief.
  1. Denial: It's not really that bad, you can't really see the spots. (Response: it IS really that bad - me and Mr. Spouse are going to look like we are spontaneously sweating through random pores in our bodies)
  2. Anger: How in the free world did I not see a tube of chapstick sneaking into the dryer?! (Response: much gnashing of teeth)
  3. Bargaining: Maybe this is a sign that we need to donate these clothes and enjoy the added space in our closets. (Response: I am not going to donate some clothes just because they have a stain on them.)
  4. Depression: All of our clothes are RUINED! I might as well throw out our entire wardrobe and start over. (Response: Mr. Spouse telling me to save my drama for my mama.)
  5. Acceptance: There HAS to be a way to get this stuff out. This can't be a problem that only we have. (Response: Google.)
I could practically kiss the creators of Google. No less than 42 million results were collected in response to my query. The most beneficial tutorial I found (complete with video) was this one. The overwhelmingly popular solution? Baking soda. Done and done.

So here's what I did. I laid out the shirt on my kitchen counter (you will want to be near a sink or even outside) and sprinkled a small pile of baking soda on each spot.

Using a toothbrush (or a larger cleaning brush for bigger spots), I rubbed in the baking soda to each spot. The baking soda absorbs the grease from the chapstick. As it absorbs the grease, it will start to ball-up. 

Once most of the baking soda has combined together into small balls, sweep the baking soda off of the garment into the sink.

For a second time, pour another small pile of baking soda onto each spot...

...and repeat the process of rubbing in the soda and dusting off the shirt. You want to repeat this process until the baking soda no longer balls-up. This means that the soda has absorbed all of the grease from the garment.

Next, use your normal laundry stain remover to treat the spots.

Allow the stain remover to soak for about 15 minutes and then run the garment through the laundry again.

After treating the entire load of marred laundry, the kitchen was a bit of a war zone.


After washing and drying the clothes, they came out looking pretty good!

While the spots are still there, they faded SIGNIFICANTLY. They are really only noticeable in certain lights. I am sure that if I did another round of treatment, they would be gone, but I just didn't have it in me. I'll see how I feel wearing them and then go from there.

  • I was able to use supplies I already had around the house to treat the stains.
  • I now have a solution to a problem that I'm sure will pop up again. 
  • With a little bit of elbow grease and patience, the spots really do look much better!
Have y'all ever had this problem? How did you treat the stains? Did you find something that works really well?

I hope you're proud of yourself.


87 comments:

  1. Thanks for the suggestion!!! I HATE when this happens!!!!! :-)

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  2. Great idea! I also use dishwashing liquid, works a treat.

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    1. I found that cornstarch works great. Also, I sprinkle some Shower to Shower body powder on the spot and just brush it off. I spilled coffee on my shirt while riding in a car and used Germ-X handcleaner and when it dried the stain was gone.

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    2. i use dishwashing liquid too! it hasn't failed me yet! i use baby powder on things that can't be thrown in the wash such as my uggs. but on clothes dish washing soap is where it's at. i'm fairly certain it saves multiple pieces of clothes for me each week!

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    3. Another great way is to reconstitute the grease with wd40 for about 15 min and then use dish washing detergent on the spot and relaunder. Gets it out completely.

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    4. Dawn dish detergent. Keep a small bottle at the W/D. It lasts ages. I put it on every tomato/grease/meat/spaghetti sauce stain, and they come completely out.

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    5. I tried Dawn and it didn't do the trick. I use Goo-Gone. Goo-gone will work for those chapstick stains, too. I know from personal experience!

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  3. Thank you for posting this!!

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  4. Oil will reactivate oily stains. I use Goo gone (product to remove stickers/labels). I put a small amt on stain, let sit for 5 mins, they completely saturate area with Spray n Wash or some similar stain remover - then wash as normal.

    The Goo gone reactivates the stain so that the remover can work.

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    1. This is what I do to. Tried the Dawn trick with no success.

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  5. thanks!! i am gonna try this. i am always getting grease stains on my shirts!

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  6. I just use "Dry Cleaner's Secret". It's best for small stains, but it COMPLETELY removed the oil spots for me without having to re-wash the clothes (must remember to wear apron while cooking.)There is no real mess with this product, and it's about the size of a lipstick (or hated chapstick) tube. Excellent to keep in one's purse. I got it at the Container Store - but I'm sure they sell it everywhere. I've also heard chalk works and based on the texture of DCS, I wouldn't be surprised if that is all it was. But for a guaranteed to work option it was under $5 bucks. But for larger stains I think the first few rounds with Baking soda are a great idea. Side note - I'm starting my own blog and any tips you have are most welcome. No posts yet, but hopefully you'll be able to check me out in a week or two! carpedomus.blogspot.com

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  7. I have used lighter fluid you can buy a bottle for refilling lighters. You put some on stain rub in and wash. The lighter fluid will evaporate with the stain.

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    1. I also use lighter fluid for stains, but it has to be used before any water touches the stain. So after being in the dryer doesn't work. Also, it gets out the oil and grease, but doesn't get out a colored stain, so after the lighter fluid dries add a stain remover like Spray N' Wash.

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  8. I recently spilled vitamin e on the front of my shirt and now have a quarter sized stain right on the chest -- kind of embarrassing to wear. The vitamin e seems to be suspended in oil and the stain looks like an ordinary oil stain. Do you think this same strategy could help?

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    1. Hi Chey! I am by no means a stain-fighting expert, but it does seem that this method works for any type of grease stain, so I say, why not try it? The good thing is the baking soda is such a mild treatment, that it can't make the stain any worse!

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  9. I have found that chalk works, if you run just regular yellow chalk on the spot then wash it, grease spots will come right out!!

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    1. I was going to suggest chalk too. I keep a few sticks in my laundry room for exactly this reason - my son N-E-V-E-R remembers to empty his pockets before he does his wash and at least once a month washes and dries a tube of lip balm GRRRR!! Chalk works well to get it out, as do many of the other suggestions here: Goo Gone, lighter fluid, even WD-40.

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    2. I tried yellow chalk on a blue shirt (LIGHT yellow chalk!) and all it did was make the grease spots darker a sickly yellow! I've tried Oxyclean's uber spray, dishwashing soap, that blasted chalk, and even cornstarch, which has worked for me before. The shirt's never been through the dryer, just hung dry, but at this point I'm starting to feel like it's a lost cause. But I will give it one more shot with the baking soda! Thanks for the tip! (And be careful what chalk you use!!!)

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    3. Chalk did nothing for the grease stain when I tried it. Very disappointing. Will try baking soda.

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    4. It can't be sidewalk chalk. It has to be that white chalk made for teachers.

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  10. I use dawn dishsoap. It after all cleans the oil off those poor animals in oil spills. I just dab a little on the stain and throw it in the laundry as normal. As forANY stain you pour on a little hydrogen peroxide, then rub baking soda into it with a little dawn dish soap. Let it sit for an hour but no longer, then launder as normal. This will get out greasy stains as well as washed and dried stains, like baby poop and formula stains.

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  11. Do these work only on stains that have immediately been recognized, or has anyone used them on older stains? Mom of 2 little boys, so hand-me-downs could take on a whole new life, here :)

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    1. The blue dawn, peroxide, and baking soda paste (rubbed in and left for 20 minutes) works on all those old stains! I love it!

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    2. doesn't the peroxide bleach the clothes?

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  12. I use undiluted regular formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner for new, as well as set stains on clothes, carpet, etc... Also, I drink lots of water (about 2-3 liters per day) and have never found the need to use ChapStick or any other lip balm.

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  13. baby powder. let sit on new or old stains for a day, don't brush off. don't scrub with stain fighting detergent. just wash as normal - the baby powder soaks up the grease.

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  14. My mom taught me to use clirifying shampoo ...I use suave since its cheap... Dab some on the stain add a bit of water( I do this as the washer is filling up) rub it in to create a bit of lather and I toss it in the wash! Comes out great and less mess than baking soda!!! I have an HE ( high efficiency) washer and it has never had a problem!

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  15. You can also try "Resolve Max" It's for stains that are set in there and it actually has worked for me to get grease stains out!

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  16. I just did the exact same thing- drying clothes with lip gloss in one of the pockets that is- Will have to try this! Thank you!

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  17. Instead of using the regular stain remover you might try Dawn. I use it all the time in the laundry because if it can get grease off dishes why not clothes!!

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  18. I have used a product called M30 stain remover for over 10 years. It will remove grease even after the garment is washed and been through the drying cycle. I have even used it to removed paint from a garment. It has rescued many tops that I have splattered with grease because I was cooking without an apron. This a link to their website http://m30.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86&Itemid=87. There website says that True Value and Rural King stores carry there products.

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  19. Hi! And here I come with an alternative for you. My mom was using it since I were a child. Slide a thick paper or cardboard under the cloth, then a few drops of household benzine on the spot (make sure it covers the spot entirely) and right after we sprinkle with the most simple baby powder (again make sure it covers the benzine mark). Let it settle overnight and in the morning brush stubbornly. That always removes my oil stains. Thanks for your tip. Have a nice day

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  20. OK try #2. typed my comment and the internet decided I should do it again. Same thing happened to me except with red and it stained the inside of the dryer as well as all of my dads girlfriends *work cloths (which were covered in paint because she works for a paint manufacturer) . From that point forward I had to do my own wash (14 at the time) and not aloud to mix my cloths with my dads girlfriend

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  21. Lestoil...Scrub each stain with Lestoil, let sit and then before putting into laundry wash out Lestoil with warm water.

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    1. Great product for any stain! Works like a charm. But, good luck finding it in some markets. I guess retailers don't like carrying the 'older' tried and true products.

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  22. Baking soda is also magic for removing Vaseline your toddler may have smeared all over the bedding while you thought he was napping.
    What, not you?
    Well, it was amazing when my toddler did this!

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    1. That brings back memories! That is excatly wht happened to me years ago!

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    2. My toddler just sprayed furniture polish on my decorative pillows. I am going to try the baby powder maybe or the Dawn and just wash them but not dry....

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  23. I washed and dried a whole load of darks with two fish oil capsules in my jeans pocket...not only did EVERYTHING have oil marks on them, but they stunk as well....yuck!!!!
    Dawn and a toothbrush and about an hour of my time is all it took, I then gave my washer and dryer a thorough cleaning, tossed everything back in the wash and all was right in the world...

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  24. WOW!! Thanks SO much for posting this! Worked like a charm on a brand-new, only worn once dress!

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  25. Dawn dish liquid non bleach will work all by itself;a little dab on the spots then launder and just like magic,it's gone!

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  27. As the mother of a young adult male who does all his own car repair, I can testify to the miracle power of Dish Soap. We use the Kirkland brand sold by Costco, or Dawn. I give his oily clothes a good spray with 50% dish soap - 50% water, then a couple of second squirt into the washer and his clothes come out good as new. I will have to try your baking soda method then next time I eat Chinese food. Thanks

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  28. try the baby powder. it works very well. u have to put the baby powder on the spot and leave it about 20 minutes before it drys and when it does remove the powder.

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  29. Something else to try. My husband works in a kitchen and is constantly coming home with grease stains on his shirts. What he does, is he will put the shirts in a pot of water on the stove, pour in some vinegar, and boil the shirt for a while (depending on how big the stain is, anywhere from just a few minutes to nearly an hour) and VIOLA! The stain is gone. My mother has also tried something similar with a tablecloth she thought ruined with grease stains, and it worked wonders. :)

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  30. I only own about 1 full load of laundry worth of clothing and I ended up (even after checking all of my pockets) doing this just last week. After washing AND drying the clothes TWICE I ended up googling and deciding to go the Dawn dish detergent way. It saved everything and there are no more spots. NONE!

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  31. I had to laugh...."are you proud of yourself" as he sits alienated on the counter top....I just did this myself, but I had a laundry aid I used, it didn't come completely out, but is better...going to pin this, and come back to it, and try your idea...I usually check my pockets...today I didn't...should always take the few seconds just to make sure there is nothing in the pockets....thank goodness money does disinegrate in the wash....

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  32. I use Goop, the same stuff my hubby uses to clean his hands after he's changed the oil in his car. It will get out almost anything! I keep an extra can of it next to the washer. Just rub it in and put it in the washer as usual.

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  33. This has worked on already dried stains though it may be more work than Dawn, but the best part of this method is that it works on things that shouldn't be washed like silk ties. You need a cup of hot water, a cloth, salt, and a metal spoon. While the spoon is soaking in hot water you pour salt over the grease spot. When the spoon is hot, dry it off, and press the back side of the spoon into the salt over the stain. The salt will absorb the grease as it's re-liquified by the heat from the spoon. I found it worked more quickly when I used two spoons, so I could use the second while the first was re-warming, and a hot pot so my water would stay hot. It isn't fast but it works. My daughter spilled massage oil onto one of my husband's nice ties and this method removed it without laundering or dry cleaning.

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  34. The easiest and most effective treatment for grease stains AFTER the clothes have gone through the dryer is Amway liquid prewash called SA8 Solutions. You just spot treat the spot and throw the clothing back in the wash. There will not be a trace when it comes out. It is a little pricy, but I always keep one bottle on hand for just this problem. By the way, I am not an Amway salesperson and this is the only Amway product I use.

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  35. I also use the stuff that my husband uses to get grease off his hands. It's probably the same thing as Goop but it's called Fast Orange Hand Cleaner. I rub it into the oil stain, let it sit 5 minutes or so, then launder in the hottest water safe for the clothing item. Hot definitely works best. It gets the entire stain out.

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  36. I didn't read all the comments, so sorry if someone else has already said this, but I have used Spray & Wash Stain Stick (Now it is the Spray n' Wash Stain Stick with Resolve and comes in a container that looks like a stick of deodorant). I keep a chapstick in my pocket at work with me all day and I have been doing better lately, but I used to wash them all the time and they usually made it into the drier as well. I treat the stains with the stain stick, let it sit anywhere from an hour to a few days and wash as usual. It has always taken the stains completely out for me. I will keep the baking soda in mind for any particularly tricky stains I may encounter in the future!

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  37. I see a couple people have already suggested Goop, but I want to reiterate it! That stuff is the BEST! My husband got blood out of the upholstery in his car with it (long story), it gets baby poop stains out (gross, but useful), and it works wonders on grease stains! It's super cheap, too, just a couple bucks for a small bucket of the stuff at Walmart.

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  38. Another great remedy for oil-based stains - works like a charm every single time I've done it. Spray the stain pretty thoroughly with WD-40. Work it in with a toothbrush for about a minute or so, then pour dish soap on the stain/wd-40 spot, and again, scrub with a toothbrush or scrub brush. Let it stand for about 15 minutes and then wash at the highest temp possible for the material. Stain will be gone. I've used this remedy on washable silk, satin, cotton tees, polyester pants, jeans, kids clothes.... always works!

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  39. I used GoJo that Orange Grease cleaner that Mechanics and Farmers alike swear by. Just rub it in really well and wash like normal. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is on delicates, as the GoJo has these microbead things that might not go so well...

    Another idea my mom had was hand wash with Dish Soap.. something mild like Dawn but rub it in SUPER well, then wash with warm water.

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    1. this is the best option, I wash linens professionally and we use engine cleaner (that I buy at Napa auto parts in a liquid gallon jug) on all grease spots, will not harm any fabric and leaves your clothes smelly nice and orangy!!

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  40. I use Lestoil full strength with a q-tip. Using it on shirt sleeves embedded with hydraulic oil and grease, it melts away when nothing else works (full strength). GoJo and Goop are great too, but I've always used Lestoil for butter, oil, grease spots, even on good blouses. My local grocery stores carry it but it's also on Amazon. Thanks for all the methods!

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  41. I keep a bottle of DAWN dish soap in my laundry room. I am horrible about wearing an apron and invariably will have grease spots that I miss the first time around! DAWN to the rescue!! It hasn't let me down yet! I also want to say that I got a huge blueberry stain out once by making a paste of Oxyclean with warm water and leaving it set until dry. The stain was gone when I brushed away the dried paste!

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    1. Dawn is what I use too! It even works on clothes that have already been dried. I leave it on for a day or two and rewash. Grease spot gone! I have a bottle in the laundry room just for this task.

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  42. After reading other people's comments, I can't believe I never thought to use Dawn dish detergent. I sometimes use Dawn to clean my cloth diapers because they can get a buildup on them that causes them to repel liquids. It's made to cut away at grease, so it makes so much sense and I am kicking myself for not thinking of it and giving up on so many clothes. On another note, my husband started purposely buying Blistex in the tube, with the screw-on lid because he used to put so many tubes of Chapstick through the dryer...and thank heavens, because I have found his little tubes in my washer/dryer more than once.

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  43. As a used to be dry cleaner, I'm amazed that no one has damaged their clothes brushing them. The point is to penetrate the fibers of your stained clothing with whatever you are using. The least harmful way to do that is to gently pound straight up and down with the brush. It won't "pill" your fabric like brushing can and will force the stain remover into the fibers of the fabric.

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  44. 409 cleaner works too and is less labor intensive. Just soak the area with spray and launder as usual.

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  45. Baby powder also works.......the talc in it absorbs the grease - but don't brush it in!!!!

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  46. You might wanna try Mean Green degreaser. I get the spray bottle at Walmart. It's inexspensive and has worked wonders for me. =)

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  47. An easier way that gets it completely out without taking so long, is liquid dish soap. Think about it, it cuts out grease on your dishes, why not your clothes? I had this pretty purple and white striped top that I got a little grease stain on. It wasn't really noticeable, but I noticed, I don't know how many times I washed it, and how many times I put it on cause I wanted to wear it, but then took it off because of the stain. Then I went to google, just like you and found the dish soap solution. Soak it in dish soap and water overnight, then rinse, then wash it in the washer like normal. I added some dish soap to the wash just for extra measure and when it came out the dryer, no more stain.

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  48. nice article… hope next time u come up with again a nice one. waiting for that…Cleaner Jobs

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  49. appreciate the tips here...... my worst mistake was leaving atube of lipstick in pants... mercy what mess when clothes came out of dryer.

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  50. I just use dishwashing soap or lestoil pour directly on the stain and let dry then just throw in the wash and its out. That's how I always do it

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  51. I found two ideas on Pinterest that I use when I have grease stains and they have yet to fail:
    1. Lay shirt (or whatever) on a flat surface and rub white chalk over the whole area. The chalk absorbs the grease (much like baking soda, I would imagine)
    2. Use a little bit of dish soap and rub together until it creates a foam. Then rinse. Works every time.

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  52. I'm a messy cook, will change the oil in my vehicle, work on my own lawn mower and always have grease spots on my clothes. My go to cleaner is corn starch worked into the stain and let sit for 24 hours, then rub Dawn dish soap into the area, let sit for a few more minutes and wash normally. This always works for this messy gal.

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  53. Baking soda is super stuff. Thanks for the tip. doTERRA Lemon oil in your wash water helps with those stubborn oily/grease spots too; plus it smells great. Put it directly on the spot too, as long as it's not acetate fabric.
    I kept finding random grease spots on dark colored clothes and finally figured out it was from liquid clothes softener. (I had to use Dawn detergent to finally get them out) Now I use vinegar instead on liquid softener. I know why there were spots too. My dispenser was caked with a waxy substance. Yuck! No more skin irritation, mysterious grease spots, and the clothes don't smell like vinegar. I put some Essential Oils on these wool yarn balls I made that fluff up the laundry and leave the clothes smelling good. No grease spots or fake chemicals for scents either.

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  54. Holy Toledo! This worked magic! Out of 4 shirts, 3 of them were absolutely perfect!! I think the 1 I didn't scrub long enough. But my daughter couldn't find the stain! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Too bad I didn't find this on Pinterest a few months ago, before I ditched many shirts (at least 7 of my favorite shirts).

    Although I am almost out of baking soda, I do have the club store jug of Dawn. I think I will try that on my next round of shirts!

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  55. I use lysol all purpose cleaner. Not the sanityzing spray but the yellow stuff. It gets almost everything out of cloth and usually only have to do it once. Spray on spot at least 1 hour before laundering as normal. Make sure not to let it dry as that seems to negate the effect. Also works after laundry is already dried once which is usually when you discover the problem. I really need to make myself some aprons!

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  56. I used clarifying shampoo to successfully remove really old grease stains from cotton shirts. They had both been through the dryer dozens of times.

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  57. Hi elementary,
    I have just been searching for info about this topic for a while and yours is the best I have found out so far.

    wilson roy
    carpet cleaner

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  58. thank you! I just used a little bit of the baking soda on each one of the tiny grease stains that made it onto my beautiful new dress! I only had to rub it in with a toothbrush for a little bit just once and then shook it off and 'bam' they were gone! Didn't even need to wash again! Perfect save as I didn't have to re-wash my dress before church again :) Thanks again, blessings.

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  59. There is a product called Lestoil, normally sold with household cleaners and the like at hardware stores or big box stores. It is a golden clear liquid, looks like cooking oil. You can pour it on grease stains, even ones that have gone through the dryer. let it sit for 5-10 minutes (or a little longer if it is a REALLY bad stain or lots of them) and then just wash in the hottest water possible for the garment. Voila! Clean again! I have been using it for years and it works almost every time. The only ones it has not worked on is if it is a grease + other food stain, like saucy, greasy messy food stains that often it will remove the grease from the stain but not the colour from the stain if it has tomato or some other food in it. Chapstick in the dryer though? No problem! Try it, it wont disappoint!

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  60. You've provided an excellent solution which I believe many people will try. As this could be applied to other garments and fabric types, it was beneficial to know it existed.
    Anyclean stain removal

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  61. THANKS FROM ME, MY BOYFRIEND, and HIS NEW WHITE BOARD SHORTS!

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  62. Okay this post was both useful and funny. I cracked up-thanks for posting.

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  63. fels naptha. detergent aisle. comes in bar form. wet the stain with cold water rub a few times with fels naptha. wash. takes everything out. everything.

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  64. I always scrub in a little bit of Dawn dishwashing liquid. Works EVERY time! I even used it on my little brother's favorite sweatshirt that was just one big grease stain on the front from every hamburger, hot dog, pizza, and chocolate bar all in one concentrated location. He had washed and dried it numerous times before I got my hands on it. It came out looking brand new!

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  65. For all the Dawn comments...would you recommend using hot, warm or cold water in washer?

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  66. Lighter fluid is just about writing a death wish.. I know in the oil field some of the older wifes usw that or straight gasoline and soak their hubs clothes but with the friction (even in the wash) it could very much cause the W or D explode. Everyone out here uses dish soap and it gets those oil field stains out good, as well as the chemicals on their coveralls they use for the rigs. With the dish soap I would use warm water at least and white you can use hot.. or with coveralls and such just use hot.. I feel it helps more due to the amount of nasty on them:) hope this helps someone in the future!!

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