Removing baby oil from clothes

Advice from Dr. Laundry

What is the best way to remove baby oil from clothing?


For stains that are concentrated oils, you can pre-treat with a small amount of liquid dishwashing detergent (like Dawn). Apply it directly to the stain, rub it in and then wait 5 minutes. This helps solubilize the oil. Then, if the stained item is white and does not contain spandex, wash in the hottest water recommended on the item’s care label with detergent + ¾ cup Clorox® Regular Bleach2. Or, if the item is colored, wash with detergent + Clorox2® Stain Remover and Color Booster. Washing in hot water is very important as this also aids in breaking up the oil for better removal. Air-dry the items so you can check for success, and repeat if any oil remains.