Raise your hand if you thought it was impossible to remove grease stains from fabric after they’ve already been washed & dried. So many good shirts, ruined by rogue Greek salad. May they rest in peace. That is until I found the secret to removing old grease stains naturally. Yes, you read that right. A natural grease stain remover that even extracts old stains. Like several years old.
Secret to removing grease stains naturally
Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap
(better at removing grease than Dawn. Scientific fact.)
Calcium Carbonate Powder aka powdered chalk
Lay your shirt/apron/pants out & squeeze a little dish soap on the grease stains. Rub the soap into the grease with a little gumption to really work it into the fabric. If it’s a delicate fabric, be a bit more gentle.
Next, dump a bit of your chalk powder into the strainer and sprinkle the chalk over the soap.
I usually let it sit for an hour, brush the chalk off, then throw it in the washing machine. I like the air dry the clothes after to make sure I got all the grease out & retreat if it didn’t come out the first time. I’ve only had to do this once ever and it’s because I missed spots the first time.
For my next trick, I remove years of grime & general grossness from 20 year old couches. Professionals couldn’t even get it clean.
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