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Easily Remove Oil Stains From Clothes With This Baking Soda Trick
Oil is among the most challenging stains to remove from your clothing, but there is a paste you can make to pull out the grease before it goes into the washing machine.
Prep by gathering dishwashing soap, water, baking soda, a toothbrush, a bowl, and cardboard. Take your garment and place the cardboard behind the grease stain.
The cardboard prevents the oil from seeping into the back of your garment. It lets you blot the stain with a paper towel by pressing it onto your garment.
Alternatively, you can spritz the grease stain with water to moisten it and drip about three drops of dishwashing liquid directly onto the oily spot.
The next step is to mix water with a couple of tablespoons of baking soda in a small bowl. If needed, adjust the proportions to make a paste.
Spread the paste over the stain, then scrub it with the toothbrush for a few seconds. The paste will work cooperatively to dislodge the oils.
Scrape off the paste and wash your garment in a cold water cycle. Finally, air-dry it so you don't risk setting in any remnant of the stain from the dryer's heat.