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How to remove greasy chapstick stains on clothes?

I have a horrible habit of leaving my chapstick in my pocket and teh throwing it in the wash. Now there are greasy chapstick stains on clothes. Is there any way to get them out?

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There are many cleaning products in the market, some moms suggest to use Oxyclean, while some suggest spray and wash mixed with liquid laundry detergent directly on the stain, then scrub with a brush. the throw it in the laundry on hot wash. Check out the article for more info.

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try adding a small amount of Dawn dishwashing detergent to the stain.

I found this works on any kind of greasy stain.

You will need to iron them out. To do this you just place a paper towel over the area and start ironing, move the papertowel around. It will take many times but I'm thinking it is like removing wax.

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Dawn and sugar mixed together will get oils out of clothes. Good luck!

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Totally Toddler works great on stains and it isn't very expensive. It is also safe to use around children and pets.

Paper bag and an Iron...it works fo me..

try borax. it is in the detergent isle. it worked great when my son left a brown crayon in his pocked and i didn't notice until i was pulling clothes out of the dryer. i got every stain out by following directions of the box. hope his helps.

I heard form aomeone that there's a cleaner called Zout...that really works well...I'd try Dawn dish soap or anything that has a grease remover...I got melted crayons out of the front cloth car seats with 409 spray cleaner...then there's a cleaner for carpets & fabrics called Spot Shot you can get at Walmart...blue can w/orange top....good luck!

OxyClean should get it out. Sprinkle a little in the sink with some warm water and put it in their and clean the spot.

Go to walmart and go to the automotive get some simple green. Its green ! Ha ha and spray the area and scruba little just to get it in the material and wash. My mom got blue fingernail polish on a white shirt and it took me 2 washes and it come out just dont dry it until you know its gone. I dont delute it when im doing a stain but i put about a 1/2(depends on how big the load is) of a cup in the wash with my husbands work clothes. He is a service mgr at the dealership where we work. Good luck

my best stain fighter friends in the cabinet are a paste baking soda, vinegar, peroxide, borax, generic powered laundry soap, hairspray, and dawn dish liquid

all super cheap and takes care of the whole house including rust, oils, waxes, crayon, ink and others

i always if possible wash the stain out from the back side to push out the stain before in goes all the way through the cloth/es to keep from setting then start at the top with a paste of baking soda and laundry soap and dawn usually kills most stains may even take a soak not much and also keeps the toxic chemicals out of our house

kids and i are sensitive and we are using basic items used before we hade stain removers now basically how to use things granny could use.

good luck

spray and wash mixed with liquid laundry detergent directly on the stain, then scrub with a brush. the throw it in the llaubdry on hot wash.

we also tend to wash our clothes with chapstick. sometimes we're lucky enough that it falls out in the washing machine and we catch it befor it gets to the dryer.

Combination of Dawn and ERA!! That is how I got eyeblack out of my sons baseball jersey!!

There is actually a cute little link for this, but I guess there is one for everything. There are several really and they all say the same thing.
http://www.fabriclink.com/Stains/Washable/Chapstick.cfm

Goo Gone might work but it may stain light or delicate fabrics. Always read and follow the care instructions and any warnings on the garment label first. And, follow the General Rules for stain removal.

* Saturate the areas with a pre-treatment aerosol stain remover (dry cleaning fluid) from a larger grocery store, and non-flammable if you can get it..

* Wait several minutes for product to penetrate. Rub with heavy duty liquid detergent. Launder immediately.

* If color stain remains, launder in chlorine bleach, if safe for the fabric, or in all fabric bleach. When using bleach always check an inside seam for colorfastness.

Go to it! Your garment will be good as new in no time.
All the best!!!

There's stuff called "Greased Lightening" in the cleaner isle. Most stores, even the Dollar General, carry it. Spray it on the spots, leave it for a few minutes then wash. I have to use it almost every day on my son's clothes for greasy stains. It works for alot of other types of stains. I got permanent marker out of my jeans with it!!

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Place a dry paper towel on the area and using a hot iron, press it out moving the paper towel until it all comes out. This also works on getting wax out of tablecloths.
Good luck!
T.

I have the same bad habit, so thanks goodness for Dissolve-It!
There's also another product called GooGone that works just as well but I like Dissolve-it better because it comes in a spray bottle. Both products work well on any type of oily stain. Most of the time i can get stains out even after they've been through the dryer with these products. Hope it helps!

Carbona Stain Devils are super. Buy # 5 for fat, grease, and oil, but plan to add all 10 to your laundry supplies. They work wonders. You can get them at most Winn Dixies, or look online and contact the company for where to buy them.

try adding a small amount of Dawn dishwashing detergent to the stain.

I found this works on any kind of greasy stain.

You will need to iron them out. To do this you just place a paper towel over the area and start ironing, move the papertowel around. It will take many times but I'm thinking it is like removing wax.

You could try goo gone. We use it on everything. Another idea is Dawn dishwashing liquid

I found some great stuff while working for a lumber store during my undergrad years. It's calld Goof Off. Goo Gone is something different and I don't know how well it works. Goof Off works on paint, grease, gum, wax, ink, crayon, pen, lipstick, oil, scuff marks, marker, and nearly any kind of glue, adhesive, and sticker residue. It's great stuff! I once washed a few pieces of Double Bubble gum in my pocket along with my husband's uniforms (fireman) and they made it all the way through the dryer before I knew it was in there. I opened it up and there was gum strung EVERYWHERE and ALL over his uniforms! So I took the Goof Off and put some on a cotton ball (q-tips work, too) and just sort of dabbed and rubbed and all the gum came off in a few minutes. In the dryer, I just ran the cotton ball over the gum spot and it came right off, too. This stuff stinks sort of like pain thinner, so when using on clothes, I rewash them. I hope this helps! I was working at Sutherlands when I came across it, but I would think Lowe's, Home Depot, and maybe a few other lumber/hardware stores might carry it.

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