So, a couple of weeks ago, I was getting dressed and put on clean shirt only to find that a huge oil stain was on it. I thought crapshoot, I love this shirt! Am I going to have to toss it out? Then picked up another one – another one with oil stains. By the end of the week, I had 3 shirts. Three shirts I adored that I thought were destined for garbage.
It gets better. The third one… I had attempted to save it (covering it in baking soda and massaging it in after work – suppose to absorb the oil) before I threw it in the wash and dried it. So, when I picked it up and noticed that the huge oil stain was still there. I was annoyed because that was one failed attempt. Of course, I can’t remember the origin of the oil stain, only that I remember trying to get it out while at work.
So, I decided to search for remedies online again and this time came across this easy remedy – Dish washing detergent. YES! So simple right? Breaks down grease on our dirty dishes, so why not our clothes?
I just put a bit on the oil stains (shirts were dry) and rubbed it in and let it sit for about 30 mins then I scrubbed and rinsed it out with hot water before I added it to the regular wash and dried it. I got the stains out of all three. Hurray!
There you have it, how I saved three shirts and hope to save many more with a few drops of dish detergent.
Hoping you’ll remember this tip when you encounter oil stains on your clothes.
How do you get oil stains out of your clothes?
Have a great weekend!