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daughtersrus
03-31-2008, 01:28 PM
My DD washed and dried a load of dark laundry only to find out that she had forgotten to take out her tube of Burt's Bees Lip Balm! Now, she has several pieces of clothing that have grease type stains. What is the best way to try and get them out? In the past, I've used 409 or Dawn on grease stains but neither seem to work very well.

Any suggestions?

bumbershoot
03-31-2008, 01:29 PM
Simple Green is a degreaser, it might help.

happily single
03-31-2008, 01:31 PM
Walmart sells a cleaner called Disolve-It in the cleaning (not laundry) aisle. That might work. It's also something like a degreaser

dismom301930
03-31-2008, 01:34 PM
I washed and dried a load before I found out that my daughter had a red crayon in her pocket! I thought all of the clothes were ruined but Goo Be Gone got all of the stains out.

stacieps
03-31-2008, 01:38 PM
I've used Goo Gone (or Goo Be Gone) for greasy stains. You can buy a spray bottle at Walmart.

hegfam
03-31-2008, 01:50 PM
I have used baking soda to treat both lipstick and crayons that went into the wash. It got both out, no problem. Check the box for how much to use, but I probably dumped close to a whole (small) box in there along with a little detergent.

minniemair
03-31-2008, 02:01 PM
FYI our Dollar Tree in Burlington NJ has Goo Gone in the cleaning supplies aisle. Its great on crayon, would think it'd work on chapstick too. Good luck.

Poohgirl
03-31-2008, 02:11 PM
Lestoil is a great degreaser....

MouseTrip07
03-31-2008, 02:16 PM
I second the Lestoil...it seems harder to find lately in my area, but it is great for laundry stains & stains in general.

Also at our Dollar Tree is a product called Awesome. It is in a spray bottle and it takes out pretty much everything. Best part is that it is only $1!

Good Luck. Laundry stains are the worst. :goodvibes

Jennifer

HunnyPots
03-31-2008, 02:32 PM
I have had success using Dawn to get out lip balm accidents, and we've had many! Apply Dawn dish detergent liberally to each spot, rub in, and let it set for a few hours or overnight. Wash in the hottest water possible for your clothing. It usually comes out in one wash but a few times I've had to retreat.

macaronigal
03-31-2008, 04:01 PM
DH works in the oilfield and we always have a can of Rustoleum in the laundry room. You can buy it at automotive supply stores. It smells like oranges sort of and is flammable so you have to be careful. It works wonders on all grease stains. The can is roughly the size of a bottle of cooking spray and is dark green with black. I am at work right now so I am going from memory.
good luck!

disneyfanx3
03-31-2008, 04:11 PM
My mom always uses Dawn dishwashing detergent

mudman
03-31-2008, 06:23 PM
I've used Goo Gone (or Goo Be Gone) for greasy stains. You can buy a spray bottle at Walmart.

Another vote for Goo Gone. IT WORKS like a charm everytime.

java
03-31-2008, 06:37 PM
Since we are on laundry disasters- my dd had a tube of PAINT!! in her pocket- it appears to be semi washable as it thankfully came off my dryer with a little elbow grease and some fantastic. But the clothes are not coming clean- little red dots on everything. I washed with Oxi clean and that helped a little but any other ideas? it's not greasy stain it's a paint stain!!:scared1:

Imzadi
04-01-2008, 09:02 AM
I think part of the problem is the lip balm not only has grease in it, but wax too. That's why Dawn alone isn't working. You need to find something that will dissolve both.

hercamore
04-01-2008, 09:06 AM
I usually just use spray and wash or shout.

I'm a graeat one keeping lip chap in my pants!

herc.

MayMom
04-01-2008, 10:54 AM
I also love Awesome from the Dollar Tree....it works wonderful on red juice stains, grease, you name it.....My DD had a red juice stain all over a shirt and light pink pants. I sprayed Awesome on it and worked on it (scrubbed with a small brush, resprayed) and every single bit came out!!
Zout is also very good. I can only find it at Target though...

Now, if I could find something that works on chocolate milk.....what in the world is in that stuff?????:confused3

MayMom
04-01-2008, 11:00 AM
Since we are on laundry disasters- my dd had a tube of PAINT!! in her pocket- it appears to be semi washable as it thankfully came off my dryer with a little elbow grease and some fantastic. But the clothes are not coming clean- little red dots on everything. I washed with Oxi clean and that helped a little but any other ideas? it's not greasy stain it's a paint stain!!:scared1:

It sound weird, but you might want to try a little bit of nail polish remover on a q-tip for this. I have had to do this a few times when DD decides to paint her nails (she's four:sad2:) If the clothes are not coming clean with anything else and are going to be ruined it is worth a chance. I have been very surprised that nail polish remover has worked, but it really has....without taking the color out of clothes...Good Luck!

fivefordisney
04-01-2008, 11:42 AM
I second the Lestoil...it seems harder to find lately in my area, but it is great for laundry stains & stains in general.

Also at our Dollar Tree is a product called Awesome. It is in a spray bottle and it takes out pretty much everything. Best part is that it is only $1!

Good Luck. Laundry stains are the worst. :goodvibes

Jennifer

Yes, Lestoil is the best! A fellow Diser suggested this to me when my daughter got what looked like black grease all over her new WHITE Abercrombie jacket. It worked like a charm!!

DMickey28
04-01-2008, 12:22 PM
Last week I washed a load of all the clothes I have been wearing lately and had a chapstick in the pocket. Nice ... I'll have to try the Goo Gone stuff. Stinks because I usually wear the same 4 outfits or variation of them and every single piece has a stain somewhere obvious on it.

Cindi0511
04-04-2008, 10:12 PM
The Burt's Bees FAQs page says: "Help, I forgot to remove my lip balm from my pocket before doing my wash! Here are few suggestions for removing lip balm from clothing that has gone through the wash and dry cycles:
-Soak clothing in boiling water with detergent. Repeat until the stain is removed.
-Turn water heater on washing machine to highest setting and wash with detergent.
-If these attempts fail to remove stains, try commercial stain removers or dry cleaning. "

Hope it comes out!

3mickeymom
04-04-2008, 10:36 PM
The kind that mechanics use to get grease off their hands. Lestoil does work great!! I just used some tonight to get out a pizza grease stain on my son's new sweatshirt. Good luck!!

Imzadi
04-04-2008, 10:55 PM
The Burt's Bees FAQs page says: "Help, I forgot to remove my lip balm from my pocket before doing my wash! Here are few suggestions for removing lip balm from clothing that has gone through the wash and dry cycles:
-Soak clothing in boiling water with detergent. Repeat until the stain is removed.
-Turn water heater on washing machine to highest setting and wash with detergent.
-If these attempts fail to remove stains, try commercial stain removers or dry cleaning. "

Hope it comes out!

Hmm, they keep recommending heat. It's probably to remove the wax. I wonder if you can simply put a folded up sheet of paper towel over the stain & iron it, to melt & absorb the wax. This is the remedy when wax is accidentally spilled on clothes.