How to Remove Baby Oil Stains

how to remove baby oil stainsBaby oil is a favorite product of moms to use to keep their infant’s skin soft and smooth. Moms love this product because it’s affordable and is available almost in any store.

However, we cannot avoid accidents to happen. It is very easy to drop a bottle of baby oil especially after the first rub down. Obviously, oil is slippery. It is very likely for us to spill the oil all over the sheets, your baby’s clothes, as well as your clothes. Removing such stain can be so frustrating.

Like most oil-based stains, baby oil is slick and repels water thus makes it more difficult to remove. Also, baby oil stains seem to spread more quickly. Do not rub the stain. It may spread further.

Here’s a guide on how to remove baby oil stains:

  • Rub a small amount of dishwashing soap into the fabric. You can use an old toothbrush to rub the stained and get the oil out faster.
  • Rinse the stained area well under water. You should be able to wash away both the baby oil and the dishwashing liquid solution.
  • Pretreat the stain with a laundry prewash stain remover.
  • Wash the garment in the hottest water allowed by the fabric to thoroughly remove the stain.
  • If the stain persists, repeat the steps. Do not put the garment in the dryer unless the stain is completely washed away. This will make the stain harder to remove.

For special fabrics like wool and silk, read the instruction tag first before laundering. See if it requires dry cleaning or professional cleaning. If it does, then you should let a professional cleaner do the task for you. Regular washing procedures may ruin the quality of the garment.

Always use non-toxic, baby safe products in washing baby clothes. Green cleaning detergents are the best options for chemical free cleaning.

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