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How do you remove oil stains from clothing?

Asked by mistermister (257points) April 16th, 2007
I am in rural Wyoming right now on an artist residency. I have very few clothes with me and last night I stained a key piece of clothing with oily food. I need a magic home remedy, the more basic the better, to solve this.
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Try cornstarch. The cornstarch should absorb the oil pretty well out of the fabric, and certainly won't do anything to damage it.
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If that doesn't cut it, try pre-treating the oily bit with Dawn (or another dish detergent) before washing it.

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