12 Home Remedies for Removing Oil and Grease Stains from Fabric

You may have a superb dinner with your special one, but your mood would not remain that breezy if you find any oil stain on your favorite dress. It’s not less than a nightmare, especially if you don’t know how to get rid of these oil stains. Well ladies! Don’t panic. You can easily remove oily or greasy stains from clothes, using ingredients available at your home.

Here are some home remedies for removing oil and grease stains from fabric.

1. Vinegar

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Combine equal quantity of water and white vinegar. Damp a cloth in this solution. Wipe with this cloth, the oil or grease-stained cloth. It will remove the stains.

2. Talcum Powder/Baby Powder

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Spread some talcum powder or baby powder on the stained part of the cloth. Leave it for 4-5 hours, so that it can absorb the grease or oil. Remove the stain with the help of a vacuum cleaner.

3. Salt

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Mix salt and rubbing alcohol in 1:4 ratio. Rub it hard on the oil or grease stains. The stains will disappear quickly.

4. Cornstarch

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Take a soft cloth. Sprinkle some cornstarch on it. Rub it on the oil or grease stain, till it vanishes.

5. Chalk

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Rub chalk on the grease or oil spots of the cloth. Allow it to absorb the greasy or oily marks. Now, brush off the chalk. Rub the blots heavily with chalk, if they still remain after brushing.  Finally, rinse the cloth.

6. Baking Soda

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Wet the stained portion of the cloth. Sprinkle baking soda on the stains. After that, rub off with a damp towel or sponge.

7. Hair Spray

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Sprinkle some hair spray, directly on the oil or grease stains. Then, rinse and air dry the cloth. It will instantly remove the marks, retaining the natural shine of the fabric.

8. Aloe Vera Gel

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Soak the stained fabric in water for some time. Rub aloe vera gel on the oil or grease marks. Rinse the fabric, and dry it in the air. This will remove the stains.

9. Coke

Pour a little quantity of coke on the stains. Leave it for 1-2hours so that it gets soaked. Wash the cloth with warm water. This home remedy will completely remove the stains, without leaving any sign of coke.

10. Shampoo

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Take a small amount of your usual shampoo. Rub on the stains. Rinse as directed.

11. Dishwashing Detergent

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Rub dishwashing detergent on the stains. Let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse as usual.

12. Toothpaste

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Toothpaste easily removes oil and grease stains from the cotton fabrics. Apply toothpaste on the brush and gently rub it on the blots. Scrub the cloth, if necessary. Wash with water.

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