How to Remove Baby Oil Stains in Clothes

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How to Remove Baby Oil Stains in Clothes
Simple materials can be used to remove baby oil stains. (Brush image by Yuriy Rozanov from

Baby oil is commonly used to heal diaper rashes on infants, as well as alleviate mild eczema and dry skin on adults. Unfortunately, baby oil can easily get on clothing, leaving unsightly stains. Since oil repels water, baby oil stains cannot be removed by just washing them. Baby oil stains can be removed using grease-fighting solutions and other simple materials. You can easily remove baby oil stains and restore the appearance of the clothing item.

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Things you need

  • Spoon
  • Paper towel
  • Baby powder
  • Nailbrush
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Washing powder
  • Hot water

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  1. 1

    Scrape off any remaining baby oil from the garment using a spoon. Use a paper towel to blot the stain until the all of the baby oil comes off on the towel.

  2. 2

    Sprinkle baby powder on the stain and leave it on the stain for 10 minutes. Remove the baby powder by scrubbing it with a nailbrush. The baby power will absorb some of the stain.

  3. 3

    Place two drops of dishwashing liquid on the baby oil stain and rub the liquid in with the nailbrush. Rub the stain in a circular motion on both sides of the fabric. Let the dishwashing liquid set for 15 minutes.

  4. 4

    Wash the clothing item in washing powder and hot water, or according to the instructions on the garment's tag. Repeat the process if some of the stain remains.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use a toothbrush instead of a nailbrush.
  • Make sure the detergent is suitable for the fabric type to prevent ruining the fabric.

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