How to remove Grease Stains

How to Remove Grease Stains Fast

Learn how to remove grease stains from clothing etc. Stop throwing out clothing because of grease and oil stains you think will never come out or stop spending money on more expensive pre-treaters.

Using these simple trick will help you to save money and get stubborn stains out of your clothing fast! Over the years, I have tried a few different methods in combating stains.

Some worked really well while well, others failed miserably. In this Post, We will explore all the various stain removal methods that worked well in a non-toxic, chemical-free way.

This homemade grease stain remover is awesome! It works on almost any stain, even old ones. AMAZING!

How to Remove Grease Stains 1

Here’s what I did to learn how to remove the grease stains and make it look as good as new again.

!. Put a few squirts of dish soap on the stain and gently agitate with your fingers, a soft wet toothbrush, or by rubbing the fabric together.

2. Let sit for about 15-30 minutes.

3. Rinse thoroughly.

At this point, I couldn’t tell if the stain was there or not, so I proceeded with the next step just in case.

4. Add 1-2 T. of baking soda and again agitate.

5. Let sit for another 15-30 minutes.

6. Wash in cold water as normal.

7.  Check to see if the stain is out and if not, repeat steps. I let mine air dry and the stain was completely gone.

The most important thing is to treat as soon as possible and NOT wash the stain ahead of time. Treat first, then wash. Do not dry. These will set in the stain and make it the stain a lot harder to get out.

Another addition to the above method is to try soaking the stain with plain white vinegar, peroxide, or washing soda for a while, it helps get the stain out without laundering.

This has been my go-to method for removing stains for a long time. It’s super easy and doesn’t require any fancy or toxic stain sticks or chemicals. No more buying of expensive stain pre-treaters!

Method 2

  • Rub white chalk directly on the grease or oil mark. The chalk will absorb the grease
  • Wash your clothes like normal
  • If the stain didn’t come out all the way, let fabric air dry and repeat above (before placing item in the dryer. Dryers set stains)

Method 3

  • Dab off as much grease as possible.
  • Apply real eucalyptus essential oil to the stain. This stain only require a few drops- most stains need just one or two drops.{Eucalyptus and lemon essential oils are known for their grease cutting ability and are excellent stain removers .}
  • Let it work for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash in whatever temperature is best for the material. For this shirt, I could only use cold water. If the material can handle it, warm water would work even better.
  • DO NOT put the clothing into the dryer- just air dry. If the stain isn’t completely removed, apply eucalyptus oil and wash, again.
  • Most of the time, it only takes one application. For this stain, there is still a tiny hint of the original grease stain, so I’ll reapply and rewash.
  • Always be sure that the stain is completely gone by air drying before putting the clothing through the dryer. The heat from the dryer can “set” the stain.

Method 4

  • Gently wash the greasy area (too wet it) and then thickly pat talcum powder on the greasy stain and on the underside of the garment/stained area {We also use cornstarch the same way talcum powder is used. Cornstarch works great and is pure}.
  • Then, let it air-dry completely (overnight or whatever) before brushing off the powder. It usually works like a miracle!
  • if the grease is colored, like say red or yellow (food stains), gently wash the fabric with soap and water to remove most of the colour before pressing in the talcum powder.
  • Repeat the procedure twice or thrice for stubborn stains.

How to remove grease stain fast : I have been using these methods over a long period of time. It's easy, quick, natural, and it WORKS!


Lestoil or Pine Sol

It’s weird, to be sure, to use a product most of us think of as the stuff with which we clean the floors, but both Lestoil (which is my poison) and Pine Sol work exceedingly well as grease- and oil stain removers. Both are made by the same company (Clorox). I highly recommend these products. (Please keep these products out of reach of children and Pets)

When a grease stain sullies an item of clothing in my care: I dab the stain with a bit of Lestoil or Pine Sol, and then launder as usual, remembering to pull the garment out of the wash to air dry before transferring the rest of the load to the dryer.



The bad news is that there’s no magical quick and easy way to remove Stains instantly from anything. The good news is that with patience, a little knowledge, natural stain removal ingredients work well and you can remove grease stains from just about everything. Hopefully, when you remove those stubborn stains from your laundry, it will look as good as new again!

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