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"How to Get Melted Lip Balm Out of Clothing"

I've tried Shout,Whisk, and other cleaners but nothing so far seems to get these greasy spots out. I've also tried just hand-washing in the sink, without much luck and some of the clothes have a lot of spots. I'd hate to just toss them. Thanks for any advise for what has worked for you!

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Hello everyone,

Thanks for all the fantastic advise, now I have several more options to try. Hope you have a Happy New Year!

~ Elise

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Dawn dish soap is what I have used for years to get 'spots' off my kids, all 6 of them, clothes. Any degreaser dish soap would probably work, but I have only used Dawn. Ink stains will come off with hairspray as well. HOpe this works for you.

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Try using Carbona Stain Devils. They are very little yellow bottles that you can find in the laundry section. They make about 10 different ones. There is one for greasy stains, wines, ink and many more. If that doesn't work try Oxy clean, that has taken out stains that I never thought would come out. Soak the stain in Oxy clean and very hot water and then wash. Hope this helps!

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Try getting it out like I get candle wax, it might work. What you do is, place a brown paper bag on either side of the area and iron. The oil should be absorbed into the paper bag. It worked really good on a big wax spill I had on a favorite pair of jeans. Good Luck

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Saddle soap. It is great for getting lip balm and lipstick out. You rub it on full strength let it sit for half an hour or an hour and then run it through the wash on hot. It is the best thing I have found to get rid of it. (Trust me as a teen I left my lipsticks in my pocket so ofter, it was ugly!)

S.

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Hi,
I use a product from Young Living Essential Oils, it's called "Thieves" household cleaner. I am a massage therapist and use it to remove the oils from my linens. It works really well and is totally "green". You can go to their website www.youngliving.com and check them out. It is somewhat expensive, but very concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Let me know if you have trouble finding it.
Good luck,
D.

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Trying ironing the spots between paper towels, if this doesn't work try a hand degreaser like mechanics use. I've had that and similar problems. You don't want a whole pocket of crayons going trough the wash!

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It's a grease or oil based stain. Try Orange Clean or Desolve-it on the stains. Orange clean works really well, but put it on the stain, don't pour it into the washer. It also will take out motor oil off jeans!!! Best of luck!!!

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Try using Carbona Stain Devils. They are very little yellow bottles that you can find in the laundry section. They make about 10 different ones. There is one for greasy stains, wines, ink and many more. If that doesn't work try Oxy clean, that has taken out stains that I never thought would come out. Soak the stain in Oxy clean and very hot water and then wash. Hope this helps!

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You need to get out the wax.
Put a piece of paper (paper bag works well) over the spot on the clothing, and then run an iron over it. This will melt the wax which will then be absorbed by the paper.

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Have you tried regular dawn dish soap? This worked for me when my daughter accidentaly left her chapstik in her pocket and it went through the dryer !! I rubbed it in let it sit then washed in extra hot water.

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Dawn dish soap is what I have used for years to get 'spots' off my kids, all 6 of them, clothes. Any degreaser dish soap would probably work, but I have only used Dawn. Ink stains will come off with hairspray as well. HOpe this works for you.

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Dawn dish soap has always worked wonders for me. Also that Goop stuff that guys use to wash their hands after working on the car? Its a great degreaser also.

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I've heard that Dawn dish soap works well on greasy spots on clothing. I would use the original, blue Dawn that has nothing extra in it...hand softening, anti-bacterial...

Good luck!

That reminds me, I've been a little slack on
pocket-checking-before-washing! This is a reminder for us all!

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hi,
simple green cleaner sold at places like fred myer might work well.. i have used it on my husbands grease stained clothes..
L.

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If you haven't run it through the dryer yet, you can try one of those little yellow bottles (stain devil or something like that) - they make them for different kinds of stains and I have found that they work pretty well - unless you have already run the clothes through the dryer, in which case I haven't found anything that helps.

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Try WD-40. It worked for me to get candle wax out of my carpet. It sounds crazy, but it works!

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Simple green works for me I use it full strength.

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You may want to try to pour extremely hot water through the clothing in the area's where the spots are.

Stretch the fabric over a colendar and secure with a rubber band. Try to make the fabric tight. Rub some Dawn on the spots. Boil some water and from about a 1 foot height, pour the hot water through the fabric. This should break up the grease stain. Yes, it's tedious work, but like you said it's better than buying all new clothes.

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I would try Goo Gone. It is always the first thing I turn to in cases of oil-based stains...like salad dressing, bike grease, etc. I love this stuff- good luck!

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I would try, as it works on candle wax, running a hot iron over brown paper over the spots. Not sure if this will work as you already washed it, treated it etc., but it's worth a try.

Good luck!

T. Nelson CD (DONA)

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I always use Goop on greasy stuff ie: motor oil on clothes from husbands shop. The other thing that has helped me countless times is pouring boiling water through the spot. I just stretch garment over a large bowl and pour the water through. This has even gotten grape juice out of whites!

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Have you tried hot water?

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I think it's time to hand it over to the professionals, aka the dry cleaners.

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