How do you get out olive oil?
Thanks! — Nola
One of the best things to use for olive oil is actually liquid dishwashing detergent (the kind you use for handwashing dishes) because it is formulated for greasy dishes. Because liquid dishwashing detergent generally makes lots and lots of suds you only want to use it for pretreating and rinse it away before you put the item in a clothes washer; otherwise you’ll likely end up with excessive foam. Here’s what you can try:
I know the air drying step can be a real pain, but it’s important — damp or wet fabric can hide residual oil left behind. If you miss any of the oily stains when you pretreat with the dishwashing detergent, you’ll probably have some residual oil that you can get all the way out by repeating the treatment starting again on dry fabric.
I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions, and thanks again for writing!