Grease Stains & Pinterest Fails.
Hope everyone is having an awesome summer!
I was... until my favorite new t-shirt became victim to some kind of oil massacre.
So. I don't know what happened. Maybe I washed some chap stick... maybe I made a mess cooking.. or eating.. either way... I found grease/oil stains on my FAVORITE shirt.. RIGHT out of the dryer.......ugh.
The shirt and my washer and dryer are all quite new so how did this happen!?! Immediately I found myself searching all over Pinterest for a remedy. I figured if anyone could solve my problem that Pinterest could.
The search began and I tried LOTS of things...
Basic Stain Remover
And not ONE of these worked.
(I have had prior successes with the cornmeal so I was really banking on that)
After all these washes I thought that surely this was the end for my favorite blue shirt.
But then I remembered something that my gramma (well, my hubby's gramma lol) told me.
Epic light bulb moment.
DAWN! (Gets the grease out!)
The only Dawn I had was the one with the Olay hand softeners.. so it was a gamble.. (I actually picked it up on a deal CVS was running.. I got it for $0.50 after sale and coupon) and I've already washed this shirt on 6 or 7 different occasions so the chances were quite slim. However, at this point I didn't have much to lose... so I squirted some dawn on it and rubbed it in gently with a toothbrush.. I allowed it to sit for just a little while, maybe 30 minutes max and then tossed it into the washer.
Gosh how I wish I would have remembered that sooner haha!!
Oh well either way the evil grease/oil stains are GONE with no damage to my shirt and now I can wear my favorite shirt again.
Since this event, Dawn has actually become my "go-to" stain remover..
It's removed other basic stains.. pen stains, underarm stains (which I thought were the death of my clothes) and other kid stains...
I actually just keep a small bottle in my laundry room. It has definitely proven itself worthy of a spot on my stain remover remedy shelf.
I'm not saying the others don't work at removing stains, I'm sure they each have their purpose, but they did not work on this particular stain, probably because it had been washed many, many times already in my attempt to remove the stain so it was SET IN.
But Dawn didn't care. It came out like that grease had never existed. It was and still is fabulous!!
I hope that this information can bring someone else as much joy as it brought me!!
(And continues to bring me.. with a husband and a little boy.... even though... I'm normally the one spilling things on myself haha!
Please feel free to share your successes as well!!
Thanks for stopping by!
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