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How do You Get Olive Oil Stains Out of Your Clothes?

If you love Italian food, chances are you’ve had a least one olive oil stain on your clothes.  Do you wash your clothing several times trying to remove the oil & in the process wear out the article by over washing?  Have stain removers left you frustrated to the point you just throw away your clothes?  Maybe we can help…

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There are alternatives to throwing your clothes away & most of them can be found right on the internet.  Whether you find the information by doing a general search for removing oil from clothing or you go directly to a specific site, like You Tubeto find the information; there are a lot of suggestions for removing oil stains.

As you can imagine, we have quite a bit of clothing that comes home with olive oil stains & sometimes it is a drawn out battle; but I never end up throwing in the towel!  Usually a 5-10 minute treatment of stain remover & some added OxiClean to the wash will do the trick, but what about the really tuff stains?  Well, it is a good idea to dab (not rub) the excess oil off the material before trying any treatment (see first link above).  Then, get some dish soap out & treat the stain with that, allowing it to sit 5 minutes to overnight (depending how big & bad the stain may be) & then wash as usual.

There are many ways & recommendations on how to remove stains.  Maybe you know of a great way to get a stubborn spot out or your mother has shared a family “secret” on getting the job done.  So, how do you get olive oil stains out of you clothes?