I know I'm not a mother yet, but I am marrying a man that spills things on himself at the shop just about every single day so I've been forced to become a pro when it comes to oil stains. In this post, you'll learn how to bring your favorite blouse back to life or those super cute vintage corduroy slacks that you just HAD to be wearing when you dropped a bottle of olive oil at your counter and tried to catch it by pinching your hips up against the counter... orrrr maybe I'm the only person who tries to catch things before they hit the floor like that? Anyways.... the number one most important rule of an oil stain is not to put it in the dryer until it is completely removed. It will set and become permanent. Big no-no!
What you'll need:
Liquid Dish Soap
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 really noticeable, repeat this step again.
Step 3: After the baking soda, 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 warm/hot water. Repeat it again if necessary.
Something to avoid: Putting 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.
Annnnnnd there you have it... the only successful olive oil stain removal process I've come across! Just because it's stained doesn't mean it's ruined!