Here’s how to remove stubborn oil stains: An organized mom shares her easy five-step method for perfectly clean and fresh clothes
- An Organized Mom Shares Her Easy Method for Removing Stubborn Oil Stains
- Chantel Mila said you just need a few household ingredients to get rid of them
- Stick the cardboard behind it first and then add detergent to the stain
- Then sprinkle bicarb soda to pull the stain out of the fabric and use a brush
- Finally, leave on for five to ten minutes and wash as usual to remove
An organized mom shared her easy method for removing stubborn oil stains from your clothes — and it guarantees perfectly fresh laundry every time.
Chantel Mila, of Melbourne, said it can be difficult to get food stains like olive oil off your favorite items, but with the help of a few household ingredients, you can easily restore them like new.
To remove stains from your own clothing, Chantel recommends sticking a piece of cardboard behind the spot of your stain on the shirt first, so that your detergent doesn’t seep all the way to the back.
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BEFORE AND AFTER: An organized mom shared her easy method for removing stubborn oil stains from your clothes — and it guarantees perfectly fresh laundry every time
Chantel Mila, from Melbourne, said olive oil stains can be hard to get off your favorite items, but with the help of a few household ingredients you can easily restore them.
Then apply dish soap to ‘break down the oil and grease’.
Chantel loves the Macro Living Dishwashing Liquid in Woolworths’ Mandarin & Citrus, which costs just $4.50.
“Sprink bicarb soda to pull the stain out of the fabric,” Chantel posted on TikTok.
“Then use a shoe brush to work it into the fabric.”
This is how you remove stubborn oil stains from your clothes
Chantel likes Woolworths’ Macro Living Dishwashing Liquid, which costs just $4.50 (pictured)
STEP ONE: Place a piece of cardboard behind where the stain is on your garment.
STEP TWO: Apply dish soap to break down the oil and grease.
STEP THREE: Sprinkle bicarb soda to pull the stain out of the fabric.
STEP FOUR: Use a shoe brush to work it into the fabric and remove the stain.
STEP FIVE: After waiting five to ten minutes, place the item in the washing machine as usual. It should be gone by the time it comes out.
Source: Mama Mila
Use a shoe brush to work the cleaner into the fabric, leave it on for five to 10 minutes, then put it in the wash as usual (pictured)
Once this is done, Chantel said you should let the solution sit for five to 10 minutes and then put the item in the washing machine as usual.
“The stain should be gone by the time it comes out,” the mother said.
Thousands who saw the method said they were impressed and have always wondered how to remove oil stains.
“I get oil slicks all the time, this is such a big help,” one commenter wrote.
“Thank you so much for sharing,” added another commenter.
Chantel (pictured) has built a huge following on TikTok over the past few months, where she shares product recommendations, as well as helpful hints and tricks.
Chantel has built a huge following on TikTok over the past few months, where she shares product recommendations and helpful hints and tricks.
Other videos she’s shared include why eucalyptus oil is a great stain remover and why you should clean the inside of your washing machine once a month.
Cleaning the inside of your washing machine once a month drastically reduces the chances of clothes being marked in the wash, Chantel said.
Chantel starts by wiping the seal around the drum with a splash of white vinegar and five drops of tea tree oil (left) to kill mold, then emptying the drain pump filter on the bottom of the machine (right)
Chantel Mila shared her five-step solution for eliminating “scrud,” a buildup of detergent and powder that builds up in the drums of washing machines and leaves stains on fabric.
She starts by wiping the seal around the drum with a splash of white vinegar and five drops of tea tree oil to kill mold.
She then empties the drain pump filter on the underside of the machine and then cleans the filter and detergent dispensers with warm water and washing up liquid.
Pump filters should be cleaned regularly to remove hair, coins and tissues that get stuck during washing.
Once this is done, Chantel pours a cleanser like Pine O’Cleen into the drum and runs a 40 degree empty cycle before leaving the door open and air drying.
The result is a mold-free, sparkling clean washing machine that keeps the laundry fresher and impeccably clean.