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How to Naturally (Try to) Get Grease Stains out of Laundry

Written by contributor Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship.

Ranch dressing. Straining greasy homemade chicken stock. Frying asparagus in bacon grease. Random unknown alien lifeforms.

All culprits in the “Where did that grease stain on my shirt come from?” game in my real food kitchen.

As I mentioned last month in 15 Natural Solutions to Kid Messes, I can handle getting blood, strawberries, and most poop out of my kids” clothing.

But grease stains? My nemesis.

They show up unannounced, usually only noticed after they”ve been through the dryer, making them 5,729 times harder to get out.

I had some bad ones this month, which is good for you, because I got to test lots of ideas. Here”s what works and doesn”t work to get grease stains out of clothing:

Undiluted Soap

This has always been my first line of defense, with mixed results, usually heavily dependent on whether the dryer was involved, or not.

I apply dishsoap or undiluted concentrated soap directly to the stain, rub it in, add a bit of very hot water, rub some more for just a little sudsing action, and let it sit for a very long time (a day or more). I then wash in warm or hot water, provided I think the article of clothing can handle it.

Always try to make sure you”re the person to move the laundry from the washer to the dryer, and remember to pull out any grease-stained clothing you”re working on to air dry. If you fail, you don”t want to let the dryer heat touch the stain as it will set it in.

Here are some results on specific brands:

Shaklee Basic H

I”d always been told that this would get even dryered-on grease stains out, but it”s been hit and miss, mainly miss, for me.

Dr. Bronner”s Castille Soap

A marginal yes, but more effective on grease stains that haven”t been baked on in the dryer.

Dr. Bronner”s Sal Suds

This bottle went 2 for 3 in official testing, with definite improvement, at least, on a stain on which something else had failed.

7th Generation Dish Soap

A yes on my jeans, which had been through the dryer, a “not really” on a skirt with a stain that could have been who-knows-how-old.

Ecover Dish Soap

Performed quite successfully on two shirts that had both been previously worked on with a huge “fail” before.

Overall, I”d say your strongest dish soap is your best bet – they”re created to “cut the grease” in the first place, anyway, right? Many folks say Dawn in particular is a winner.

I might be willing to turn a blind eye to whatever ingredients might be offensive in one bottle of Dawn, which I would buy for my laundry room if it could give me 100% success in saving clothing lost to the grease stain monsters. Don”t tell the eco-police on me. Winking smile


Last month a few readers schooled me with the suggestion that rubbing chalk into a grease stain would get it out. Hopefully the chalk in my daughter”s game was actually “real” chalk.

I used it on this pink sweatshirt which had been dipped in homemade ranch dressing – look at the difference in how it reacted to a stain that had been around and through the wash/dry before (on the left) and the new stain that I caught pre-dryer (on the right).


The stain on the right was completely gone, but the stain on the left hung around. A unknown stain on another shirt which had been through the dryer was not touched at all, and dish soap would later work.

I would say chalk is worth a try, especially if a grease stain isn”t set in yet…but I still lean toward soap as the better solution.

Baking Soda/Vinegar

I put a twist on Emily”s homemade laundry stain remover that she explained last month to the test on grease stains. In the photo of the pink sweatshirt above, you see the toothbrush rubbing in the baking soda with a bit of water. Then I sprayed with a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water.

I gave it a “fail” afterward on the pink shirt, but it got out two large mysterious stains on my son”s gray sweatpants, which may or may not have been a grease stain, but definitely had been through the dryer already:

The lesson here? Try anything!

(I did try this version of the stain remover on some mustard, my daughter”s favorite dip and therefore a frequent flyer stain on her sleeves, and it didn”t make a dent. Bummer! Next time I”ll try the borax…)

Borax or Oxygen Bleach/Vinegar

Emily”s original suggestion for removing stains, borax followed by vinegar water, did not make a dent in this uber-stubborn grease stain on my husband”s shirt. I also tried another twist on the method with that oxygen bleach shown in the photo, but to no avail.

However, on a second mysterious spot on those gray pants of my son”s, this combo also knocked out the dried on stain.

Bentonite Clay

One reader surmised that if chalk knocks out the grease, maybe clay would have a similar effect and be even more “natural.” I am sorry to announce that in three trials at our house, I”d have to fall on the side of “no.” It was worth a shot!

Dishwasher Detergent

I have this tub of Biokleen dishwasher detergent that will no longer clean my dishes, so I figured I”d try it like oxygen bleach on the clothing. I rubbed it into a stain, dry, and used the vinegar, and what a disaster!

The shirt came through the wash, twice, with white powder stains still evident (below). Do not try this at home! (I still might – might! – try it as a soaking medium, but I”m nervous about it.)

The right hand side of this stain is the failed attempt using chalk, so you can see the before-and-after shots here.

Fels Naptha soap

This one was recommended highly by a reader, but I never got my hands on any. She says it even knocks out grease stains, so a few more batches of homemade chicken stock, and I”ll probably be figuring out where to find it!

Ironically, as I finished evaluating all this laundry, another grease-stained dress came out of – you know it – the dryer. I get to experiment more! (Can you hear the thrill in my voice?)

What do you successfully use to knock out the grease stains?

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  1. Anna@The DIY Mom

    I’ve almost always had really good results with using dish soap to get grease stains out, as long as like you said they hadn’t gone through the dryer. Once I even got “clean” motor oil off of my husband’s down winter coat using some dawn that was leftover from previous tenants. Once something goes through the dryer though, I have a really hard time getting grease stains out too.

    With our funny Asian washing machine we don’t always spend a lot of time trying to get out every little stain anymore, but at least with having to line dry everything, I get a second chance to get out really bad stains.

  2. Heather

    I am not good with grease stains. Most of the time I just get rid of the shirt rather than bother trying to get the stains out 🙂 But, of course this only works if said stain is on shirts that you have owned since high school, and so are not entirely needed anymore 🙂 I have had luck with fels naptha though. I usually wet the spot, use the fels naptha bar on the stain, and then to give it a little extra, I take a toothbrush and some borax and scrub some more 😉

    • Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship

      I swear, my grease stains only show up on brand new or favorite shirts. *eye roll* 😉 Katie

  3. Pam M.

    I’m terribly messy in the kitchen and have not been extremely successful at removing grease stains. One thing that has worked on fresh grease stains for me sometimes is cornstarch. It helps absorb grease. Maybe another one to try in your experiments? :0) The best thing that I’ve found for every kind of kitchen stain is…an apron. I can’t work in the kitchen without one. :0)

    • Holly

      I was also going to say apron. If I forget to wear one, you can bet your boots I slosh stock up and down my clean shirt.

  4. Rachel

    Fels Naptha frequently gets placed with bars of hand soap if it isn’t with the laundry pretreaters. (my local walmart even started carrying it.)
    I have had the most success with concentrated dish soap. Sometimes it does take a couple washes for the stain to come out.

  5. Julie

    I’m sure it’s not the least bit natural but for set in grease stains, goo-gone works amazingly well. I have gotten anything out with that. I only try it as a last resort now because I’m sure it is heavy on the chemicals. I also have great luck with Dawn with bleach alternative ( a momma hand-me-down trick!)

      • Jennifer J.

        Biokleen makes a great product that I switched to called Citrus Soy Solvent. A great alternative that works just as well as Goo Gone (which I used to use)! I highly recommend it. (I haven’t tried it for grease stains – but if Goo Gone works, I’m sure it will, too.)

  6. Ashley C

    My go to product is Fels Naptha. I use it to make my laundry soap anyway so I usually have it on hand. I just wet the stain and then scrub it will the bar and set it in the basket until it is time to wash. This works 8 out of 10 times, it even works if the item has gone through the dryer although sometimes it needs to be washed twice. Another good idea for most stains is with homemade oxyclean solution and letting it soak in it. I found the recipe here-

  7. karey

    I find fels naptha at ace hardware. Another one to try is arm and hammer super washing soda. I recently dripped a drop of olive and castor oils on my shirt while doing the oil cleansing method, and I sprinkled on about a teaspoon, then sprayed with water to moisten the powder, then let it sit for about 24 hours. It was dry and crusty by the end, but you could never tell that I had dripped oil in that spot. I did catch it right away, and I haven’t tried it on an old been-through-the-dryer stain, but it’s worth a try!

  8. Steph

    I’m sure it’s not in any way natural, but I’ve found that Lestoil works wonders on grease stains even after they’ve been through the dryer multiple times.

    • Lori

      Yes, though not natural, I have used Lestoil very successfully for almost 40 years. My husband buys Dawn dish soap to use as a laundry aid for his clothes which are often grease covered as he works in all aspects of construction, plus works on our vehicles and all of his power tools to keep them fixed and running well.

  9. Kara E.

    1. When the grease stain is fresh, I spot clean the area immediately with detergent, let it sit, scrub, then rinse and repeat (if necessary).

    2. If the stain still isn’t coming out after the spot clean, or has been left to sit, or (the worst) went through the dryer… *I use Goop Hand Cleaner!* I rub it on, let it sit, scrub/rinse it off (repeat as needed, usually depending on the size of the stain).

    It was designed for mechanics in 1949 as a hand cleaner, but it works great as a laundry spot treatment too (after all it’s designed to remove grease and oil). I grew up using this stuff (it really does work) and the best part it it’s eco-friendly and biodegradable.

  10. Esther

    We find our Fels-Naptha soap at Meijers, but not in the laundry aisle. In the store we frequent it’s in the next aisle over, with some other oddities like Dr. Bronner’s that I think they don’t really know how to categorize. It’s little section is squeezed in between light bulbs and sandwich bags, across from the pickles and down a little ways from the dried beans and the peanut butter. I’ve never tried it on stains (we buy it for our homemade laundry soap) so I can’t tell you if that’ll work or not.

  11. Janice

    I keep a small bottle of Dawn in the laundry room. The rest of the house is 100% natural, but Dawn gets out my grease stains and can be used to strip cloth diapers.

    The trick to using Dawn successfully I have found, is to work it in with an old toothbrush before washing again. This works the same if it is before or after the dryer. Never had a grease stain it didn’t take out, it just take a few tries every now and then.

  12. Katie G

    I always soak in oxyclean. I have to admit I haven’t run into a stain that I haven’t been able to get out, sometimes I just have to soak it for longer. Once I had to soak something for 4 days changing the solution everyday, but I really loved that skirt, and it eventually came out 🙂

  13. rkjb1985

    I’ve had some luck using citric acid in the wash cycle. It usually works on things that have not been in the dryer.

  14. Diana

    I wear an apron. I despise getting stains out of clothes, and the apron prevents most of those grease stains. 🙂 Besides, I always feel so productive and housewife-y when I’m wearing a cute apron!

    But thank you very much for the tips! The aliens find a way around my apron, I think 😉

  15. Cathie

    My husband is in the bicycle industry and had Pedro’s Citrus degreaser ( lying around–I use it all the time for grease stains and it’s worked like a charm!

  16. Beth @ Turn 2 the Simple

    Dish soap wins hands down at my house! I almost never catch them before they have been through the dryer — rub in dish soap, and throw into the hamper until laundry day. Sometimes it takes two rounds of dish soap, wait, wash to get out tough stains but it has always worked! Dawn works the best but I’ve had pretty good success with Biokleen dish soap too. Just be careful using the blue Dawn on white shirts — sometimes the blue comes out, sometimes not!

  17. Tiffany

    Fels Naptha is my go-to for grease stains. So far, it’s worked every time! I get my bar for $1.22 in the laundry section Winco. I have never found it at the drugstore or natural grocery store.

  18. Christine

    I find fels naptha at Walmart and our local chain grocery stores, sometimes it is with the laundry detergents, sometimes it is with the cleaning supplies.

  19. Deborah Jennings

    I use Dawn Dish soap for all my greasy stains. If I see it as soon as it happens, I go ahead and put the dish soap on it then. It won’t look any worse than the grease stain and then it is already taken care of before washing.

    I also have been known to run a bar of homemade soap over the grease stain. It cuts grease better than anything I have found yet!

  20. PK

    Katie, I’ve seen Fels Naptha at Publix here in Florida and in Krogers elsewhere. I’ve always heard that Dawn works every time, but don’t have it in my home. My spot-cleaning wonder-worker is… believe it or not… Murphy’s Oil Soap. It ALWAYS gets out the oily food spots that I’m forever finding on my husband’s shirts and shorts…and most everything else I put it to work on, too. It’s NOT all-natural and is the only commercial product in my home besides a small bottle of bleach for mildew emergencies! But give it a try! You’ll be glad you did.
    (from all I read… I wish we lived close-by eachother!)

  21. Johanna

    BabyGanics foaming dish dazzler is my dish detergent of choice. Concentrated and easy to control! Works great on breastmilk fat in baby bottles and silicone nipples, so I tried it on my leaked-through shirts and pant thighs from leaky pumps–okay, I admit it, the pant stains are from drive-through ice-cream sundaes. I was a hungry pregnant mama.

  22. Heather

    Most grocery stores carry Fels Naphtha, usually hiding in an odd spot in the laundry aisle–check the top shelves! Dawn is one of two “mainstream” cleaners I still buy because it really DOES always get the grease out. Hubs is even more likely to use it when he’s been doing greasy, dirty work than any of the mechanic’s soaps. And it always gets grease out of laundry. Always. Bio-Kleen dish soap is almost as good. The other thing I still buy is Murphy’s Oil Soap for floors. The old-fashioned regular liquid or even the concentrated gel, if I can find it (the gel is HARD to find anymore). How natural is Murphy’s? Is there a decent alternative somewhere–I’ve never seen one.

  23. Jen

    I have used fels naptha as well and it works sometimes. Worth the try though!

  24. Trish

    Okay, I vote for Dawn! I figured if it could get grease off of wildlife after the oil spills, it could get it out of our clothing. And it does. Even those that have been through the dryer. Originally, I used it on a sweater my sister was throwing away due to a wine stain. She said she had tried everything and was giving up. I tried the dawn and it worked. I used it on dried on blood as well. I haven’t found anything yet that it did not work.

  25. Lizi

    It is surprising that no one has mentioned how if you LINE DRY your clothes you at least won’t have to deal with bake- on-in-a-hot-dryer grease stains 🙂 just one more reason for me to stick to hanging up my stuff to dry.
    i have found chalk to be effective in the past, but i forgot to mention that i always crush up a little nubbin and rub that in, which maybe gets more oil absorbing stuff into the fabric than just rubbing it on?
    i’ll def try some fels naptha.
    and thanks to diana for mentioning to wear an APRON! why don’t i do that, as messy as i am and how quickly my clothes go from almost new (thrift stores) to dingy and spotted with various fatty stains…? i guess it’s the badge of honor we somewhat proudly display for eating loads of nourishing good fats, but golly i think i’d rather the stains be on an apron from now on!

    • Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship

      I have two aprons, too, I just never think to put one on before I’m off an away in the kitchen. (I’d have to wear one eating, too, ahem.) I don’t have a clothesline and am not sure if we would spare the grass space from the sports guys here…

      🙂 Katie

  26. Anastasia @ eco-babyz

    I’ll have to try Dawn, though it goes against all my non-toxic rules! I’ll do almost anything to get stains out of my favorite clothing

  27. Karen Marie

    I keep a small container of FLOUR on my laundry room shelf. When I see clothing (usually hubby’s) come out of the drier with those nasty grease stains, I dip some flour from the container with my finger and rub it into the stain. I fold up the item and throw it back into the dirty laundry to be washed with the next load of that color. Sometimes it sits for a day or two, sometimes for a week or more. When ready to wash, I use a soft bristled brush to brush the flour off of the item. A tell tale white patch will stay with the stain. Rub some of my regular laundry soap into that patch and wash as normal. Removes the grease stain most of the time.

  28. Jan

    Be careful with the Fels Naptha- it is made from petrolium distillates- that’s probably why it works- like dissolves like. Lestoil also takes out grease and oil b ut it is also made with pertrolium distillates.

  29. Stephanie

    Now I’m really wishing I had bought that bar of Fels Naphtha I saw the other day. My grandpa always swore by it as a poison ivy/poison oak treatment, so I hardly think of it for laundry. I’ve used dish soap with great success, though.

  30. Sarah D

    Walmart should carry Fels-Naptha soap for you. It’s usually on the bottom shelf with the other laundry soaps and such.

  31. Tamara Hollis

    Great ideas! The Fels Naptha does work on some stains that I have tried it on. McKenzie’s white soccer uniform had horrible stains that nothing would take out. I got a bar of that at the grocery store and they came out perfectly white again : )

  32. Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

    It doesn’t work all the time, but baby powder or cornstarch worked for me a few times. Sprinkle on and rub and let soak for awhile. Wash and air dry (to not set things in further if it didn’t work :-).)

  33. Bonnie

    Shampoo!! Squirt it right on the stain, dont use any water, and let it soak for a while. Ive even used it on washed and dried grease stains and got them out.

  34. Laura Black

    I am the absolute worst at getting stains on my clothes. Grease stains, coffee stains, food stains, you name it, I drop it down the front of me. And I can’t afford to buy replacement clothes all the time. Thanks for these great ideas. I will try some of them.

  35. Cheryl

    Ecover Stain Remover!

    I only cook with coconut oil and natural fats, and they tend to splatter and set! I get a lot of through-the-dryer grease splatters on my tops that don’t come out in the regular laundry with my home-made laundry detergent. I’ve always been able to get the dryer baked on stains out with wetting the stain, a direct application of some Sal Suds, and waiting til the next wash (or two).

    But I get tired of washing something 2 or 3 times before I can wear it again, so I recently went back to my go-to grease stain remover: Ecover’s Stain Remover. I have NEVER had any stain come through the dryer that I used this on initially; and every stain that showed up after the dryer, came out easily with an application of the Stain Remover and another wash. I highly recommend it! (I was actually surprised that this wasn’t in the trial batches because the Ecover dishwashing liquid was.)

    • Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship

      good to know – Ecover dish soap just made it in b/c it’s the dish soap we have open right now, but I’ve never tried Ecover’s laundry products…may have to now! 😉 Katie

  36. Dawn

    I use Fels Naptha and a homemade combo of Charlie’s Soap liquid concentrate, BacOut enzyme liquid and water (about 1:1:1.5). I spray the stain and then rub the Fels Naptha bar on it. It doesn’t always work the first time, and I try to air dry those items until I know the stain is gone. Over time, I get most of them out. I think sometimes those mysterious grease stains are due to using more natural detergents. It lifts the grease but then it re-deposits since the laundry detergent didn’t totally break it down. I find Fels Naptha in my grocery store or Wal-Mart laundry detergent aisle.

    • Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship

      I am betting you’re onto something with the natural soaps…it does seem like more and more “phantom” stains show up after washing since I’ve been using soap nuts! That’s a bummer of a side effect…

      🙁 Katie

  37. Annie

    I keep a bar of plain Ivory soap and a wash board in my laundry room, andthat beats Fels Naptha any day of the week! It works on any type of stain- blood, grass, grease, baby poop, you name it. If I have particularly tough, set-in stain, I soak it for a day or two in Charlie’s Soap and then give it another good scrub with Ivory, and its gone!

  38. Maya

    My go-to’s include Ecover Stain Remover, straight soap or detergent, or citrus cleaner. The orange oil cleaners are reeeaaaly potent. One of my professors in grad school found that orange oil cleaner was the only thing that worked cleaning up tar in the lab. But really, I just don’t worry to much about grease stains. As long as it’s not glaringly obvious on a highly visible part of the clothing, I just ignore it. Much easier that way.

  39. Krissy

    Dawn always works for me, occassionally you may have to hit it a second time but not usually. I just noticed in Target the other day that Seventh Generation has a new stain cleaner, has anyone tried that?

  40. RoseAnne | The Health Wish

    It’s not “natural” but when it comes to grease stains the only thing I have found that works consistently even on dryer baked on grease is Lestoil. Just rubbing a very small amount on the stain is all it usually takes, so a bottle has lasted me years! (In fact I have had to pour it into a different bottle because the original started to leak after several years). I decided I would rather use a little “unnatural” cleaner than throw all these clothes away because of small grease stains.

  41. Kori

    I see people say they get Fels Naptha at Walmart. Ours does not carry that (and I’m in Arkansas, home of walmart and my stores have things that the Houston Texas stores don’t – we have a large variety of things!). Some people have found Fels at Kroger if you have those. I buy mine at a hardware store. Ace Hardware usually but try any hardware store. Some will order it in for you also. When I first got mine Ace ordered it for me. But they now carry it regularly around here.

  42. Kimi Mischke

    Plain baking soda (lay the article of clothing flat, pour a bit of baking soda on the stain, and leave for an hour or so) has worked remarkably well on stains that are caught immediately.

  43. Juliet

    Two of my ‘go to’ products may not be eco friendly, I haven’t had the heart to read the labels yet….Nature’s Miracle (found in the pet stain removal area of most pet stores) is an enzymatic product that removes that stubborn yellow bile mark from cat’s hairballs as well as dried blood that has gone through the dryer (personal experience!)…so I would think it could beat chicken grease anyday! I did just use it to get multiple blood stains out of the carpet from the dog with perfect results!
    The other (and probably less eco friendly) is the ‘Resolve/Spray ‘n’wash’ stain stick…I use it on many stains (grass, ‘ring around the collar’, grease splatters, and some strange sauce that my DH got on an expensive dress shirt at a convention!) The only thing it hasn’t gotten out is mustard.

  44. Jennifer

    I highly recommend Sunlight dish soap mixed with baking soda. Make a paste out of the dish soap and baking soda rub into the stain with old toothbrush and let sit for at least an hour. This works great! Even on old mystery stains that have been through the dryer a bunch of times! Dawn would work as well but I like Sunlight it might be a Canadian Brand I don’t know if it is available in the US. It is Canada’s best selling dish soap though! I think it also comes in a bar form that you can just rub into the stain, but I am not sure if this works as well. That is what my Grandmother uses!

  45. Heather

    I’ve had about 75% success rate spraying “simple green” on my shirts with grease stains. let them soak then wash. (wish I’d get used to wearing an apron!!!) Also, Fels Naptha is usually at my SC Walmart and I’ve gotten it at ACE hardware, too. Thanks for the post!

  46. Charis

    i am so bad at grease stains! i do need to try so things on the stuff that has already gone through the dryer. i like reading your suggestions.

  47. Joanne

    Grandma’s Stain Remover works well, as does Fels Naptha ( this is an old standby). I’ve also used KrudKutter, Citrasolve and Lestoil with varying degrees of success. Melaleuca Solu-mel works pretty well and is certainly a natural cleaner, it can be used in about any place that Citrasolve can and it is concentrated. I certainly would rather use a non eco friendly spot remover to save my clothing rather than have them ruined by stains. It’s not like the stains are a part of every washload for my use.

  48. Jennifer J.

    The only thing that I’ve found to work on grease stains that have been through the dryer is the Spray n Wash stick or Spray n Wash spray. Although, I’ve been having trouble finding the sticks lately. I’ve only seen the spray at my local stores. I swear by the stuff and because it works so well I still use it even though I use natural laundry detergent and cleaning products.

    I would love to find a more natural (and easy) alternative that works as well, though!

  49. Erin

    We use natural almost-everything in our homes… except for the Spray n Wash stick. I figure it’s not environmentally friendly to be recycling/throwing out shirts all the time (especially when my newborn was spitting up on me all the time – apparently mama milk has enough fat to cause the grease spot issue). I used to be able to find them anywhere, now only at WalMart (this tip for Jennifer J.) One stick lasts our family of 4 about 6 months, so I’m okay with the small amount of “unhealthy” chemicals this uses.

  50. Mary Beer

    I’ve had best luck with the Melaleuca lemon dish detergent. It works better than any of the “stain remover” products I have tried (including the Melaleuca stain remover.) I rub it on and let it sit for a few hours to a day, then wash.

  51. Darlene in North GA

    I second the baking soda method. Baking soda “saponifies” the grease.

    My scalp tends to gets greasy quickly and my hair is thigh-length. All I use to wash it is 1-2 TBS baking soda in 16 oz of water. 1/2 of the glass on the first wash and 1/2 on the second wash. It tends to cause a “lather” and I use it just like regular shampoo – I wash just my scalp and let the mixture run down my hair as I rinse it. I rinse well and repeat. It get’s my scalp and hair very clean. (Also, I use some ACV in water on my scalp/hair for a rinse, then rinse that out. I don’t “smell like a salad” and it leaves my hair very soft and almost tangle free – all I need is my large-toothed comb to detangle any tangles I might have.)

    Baking soda is a great cleaning agent for grease.

  52. Crystal

    This works amazingly well for all laundry and carpet stains.
    1 cup Era or other laundy detergent
    1 cup Ammonia
    1 cup Water
    1 cup Vinegar

    Mix well and store in an old spray bottle. For those of you who like Dawn, maybe use a bit of that rather than laundry detergent. I use a powdered homemade laundry detergent which gets rid of most stains on its own, but this catches anything that that doesn’t.

  53. Jackie

    FYI – Men in the service back in WWI & WWII used to put pieces of Fels Naptha soap under their armpits, which caused them to run a fever so they could get off duty and have to go to the infirmary (war story from my dad who served in WWII)

  54. Maddy

    Easy! Even removes old grease stains after they have been through the dryer! Use GooGone! In itself, it is also greasy…paradoxical. Spray spot, and let sit for 15 min to 1 hour. Then wash as usual with WARM (not hot or cold) water. Generally the grease is gone…if not a second to.e around does it. Of course you have to be sure the clothing will withstand the Goo Gone. Have found anything g yet that could not as long as it can be washed in warm water.

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