9 Tips to Remove Grease and Oil Stains From Clothes

An oil stain can appear at any time, either while cooking or enjoying a delicious meal. Some may be more difficult to remove than others, but the important thing is to always act fast so that they don’t set in even more.

5-Minute Crafts has compiled some tricks to help you recover your garments. However, it is advisable to read the labels before subjecting them to temperatures that can damage the fabric.

1. Aloe vera gel

Instructions:

  1. Soak the garment in hot water.
  2. Apply the aloe vera gel to the stain and rub carefully with circular movements.
  3. Wash the garment with warm water.
  4. Finally, air dry.

2. Cornstarch

What you’ll need:

  • Cornstarch
  • A fine bristle brush

Instructions:

  1. Sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch on the stain and let it act for 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Remove the product with a toothbrush.
  3. Wash the garment as usual, using cold water.
  4. Finally, let it air dry.

3. Lemon juice

What you’ll need:

  • Lemon juice
  • An absorbent paper towel
  • Laundry detergent diluted in water
  • A fine bristle brush

Instructions:

  1. Immediately remove excess oil with an absorbent towel.
  2. Apply lemon juice to the stain. Let it act for 20 minutes.
  3. Apply the diluted detergent foam to the fabric and brush carefully.
  4. Rinse the garment and wash as usual.

4. Dish soap

What you’ll need:

  • Mild detergent
  • An absorbent paper towel

Instructions:

  1. Wipe the stain with the absorbent paper to remove as much oil as possible.
  2. Then apply the mild detergent and let it act for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse the garment in warm water.
  4. Wash as usual and let it air dry.

5. Apple cider vinegar

Instructions:

  1. Add a few drops of apple cider vinegar to the stain.
  2. Rub the product to penetrate the fabric and let it act for 15 minutes.
  3. Then wash the garment as usual, according to the label’s instructions.

6. Salt and rubbing alcohol

What you’ll need:

  • Salt
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • A paper towel
  • A spoon
  • Some cotton

Instructions:

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon of salt and 4 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol.
  2. Spread the absorbent cotton with the mixture and rub it over the stain in a circular motion until the stain is removed.
  3. Wipe off excess salt with a damp towel or cotton.
  4. Wash the garment as usual and let it air dry.

Note: This method can be very strong for delicate fabrics, so it’s advisable to test it on a small area of the garment first.

7. Toothpaste

What you’ll need:

  • Toothpaste (not gel)
  • A fine bristle brush

Instructions:

  1. Apply a small amount of toothpaste to the stain.
  2. Rub the fabric with the brush carefully.
  3. Rinse the garment with cold water. Repeat the procedure until the stain disappears.

8. Carbonated water

Instructions:

  1. Pour the aerated water over the stain or immerse part of the garment in it.
  2. Rub carefully. Reapply water if necessary.
  3. Wash the garment as usual and air dry.

9. Hairspray

Instructions:

  1. Apply hairspray to the stain and leave on for 3 hours.
  2. Wash as usual and let it air dry.
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