Estelle Rea - Mar 15, 2017

How to Get Olive Oil Out of Clothes

Oh no! You've spilled oil on your favorite shirt. Don't worry, it's going to be okay.

I've had a lot of experience dealing with this. From a ripe, young age, olive oil has been a huge part of my daily diet. This also means that olive oil has made many appearances on my wardrobe.

I was lucky enough to grow up with a mom who was quite gifted in the subject of stain removal, particularly olive oil stain removal. I would like to share her knowledge to combat this small, but vicious issue of oil stains with you. 

I'll keep this short and sweet, because the longer it sits, the more likely it will stay. There's no time to waste, let's go!

What you'll need:
  • Paper Towel
  • Baking Soda
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Water

Step 1: Dab stained area with a dry paper towel to absorb the oil. Continue until the paper towel won't absorb anymore.

Step 2: Rub baking soda into the stain and let it sit for a good 10-15 minutes. Brush the baking soda off of the stain and check the stain status. If it is still super noticeable...repeat this step.

Step 3: After the baking soda has done its job, it's time for the liquid dish soap. Rub the liquid dish soap into the stain and work it gently. Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly with hot water. Repeat if necessary.

Do not put the stained clothing in the dryer. If the stain didn't come all the way out, the heat will set it into place. Stick to air drying. 

Questions about Olive Oil? We answer them here.

There you have it...the top-secret three-step olive oil stain removal process. Just because you accidentally spill oil on your favorite shirt doesn't mean it's ruined forever!

Has an olive oil stain ever ruined your outfit? Or do you have a success story to share?
Let us know in the comments below! 

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Written by Estelle Rea