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How to Get Baby Oil Stains Out of Clothes

Grease and oil stain removal can be tough. Find out whether or not baby oil stains and learn how to remove baby oil from clothing and other fabrics.

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Question

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

Answer

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.