DIY: Natural Solutions to Grease & Oil Stains

Aloe Vera Gel: Soak the fabric in water, then rub the aloe vera gel into the stain, wash as directed and air dry.

Shampoo: Just rub your favorite shampoo into the stain like a pre-treatment then wash as directed.

Cheez Whiz®: Spread that orange snack onto the stain, rub it in, then wash as directed! Works just as well with a generic version!

Hair Spray: Time to dig out that hair spray that’s hidden in the back of your bathroom closet!  It can help take out a lot of that stain instantly – spray away then wash and air dry!

Corn Starch and Dish Soap: Just lay the stained fabric on a flat surface, sprinkle the cornstarch liberally on the stain and let it soak for at least thirty minutes – although an hour is better.  Next, get your liquid dish soap and rub it into the stain, using an old tooth brush to push it into the fibers, then wash as directed and air dry.

Corn Starch and Dry-Cleaning Solvent: Lay the fabric on a flat surface, sprinkle on the cornstarch, and wait 30-60 minutes.  Next, place the fabric, stain side down, on a pile of old towels and blot the back of the stain with a paper towel soaked in dry-cleaning solvent.  Replace the paper towel as it absorbs the stain.  When you’ve soaked up as much of the grease as you can, apply a laundry pre-treatment, wash as directed and air dry.

WD-40 and Dish Soap: It sounds counter-intuitive, but this common household oil is an effective stain remover!  Just spray the stain, let it soak for thirty minutes, then rub in a little liquid dish soap and wash as directed.

Lestoil: Another oldie but goodie, despite it’s somewhat strong smell!  Just pour some onto the stain, let it soak for twenty minutes, then wash as directed.

Dishwashing Detergent: Rub some of that powder or gel into the stain and then just wash as directed!

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