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*Learn how to remove oil stains naturally from clothes with this simple trick I learned from a friend.

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How to remove oil stains from clothes

Before I explain how to remove oil stains from clothes, I have to explain why I chose this picture. I couldn’t resist this picture. It reminds of my mom and about her adventures working out West (West of Canada).

She explained that the washers are very large and she was doing exactly as it appears in the picture…ha! One of her co-workers entered and saw her in this very vulnerable position and was busting a gut laughing. I can imagine. Of course, she’s a very good sport and she joined in and laughed it off.

In any case, this picture makes me smile and reminds me of my mom, who is small but mighty…just like this nifty trick for removing oil stains naturally.

How to remove oil stains naturally

You know, nothing ruins a good shirt like a stain, especially an oil stain. I’ve thrown out so many great shirts because they had oil stains and I didn’t know how to remove them. I really didn’t want to throw out any more shirts. I thought…there must be a way to remove stains naturally. So, I asked around and sure enough, there is, and it is very simple.

You know when you pour dish soap in oily water and the oil is dispersed? I’m sure you do. This happens because soap repels oil. Of course! So, after some advice from a friend (not my idea), I decided to give this a try.

I poured a small amount of my favorite non-toxic dish soap on the oil stains on my shirt and I rubbed it in a little.* Then I just washed the shirt as usual. Much to my surprise, the oil stains disappeared! I am happy to report that I haven’t had to throw out anymore of my favorite shirts.


Tips and tricks like this make me very happy, especially when they do not involve having to use toxic products. I don’t think there is ever a need to use toxic products.

If you are beginning to make the switch to non-toxic products, just do your research and browse around – you will find a natural solution/product for all your needs.


*You can use any kind of dish soap; castile soap would also work to remove oil stains, as well as my homemade dish soap.

Please share if you know someone who might find this helpful. Thanks! 🙂

Do you have natural solutions to remove stains from clothes? How do you remove stains from clothes? Share your comments below.

I wish you health and happiness,



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