Ugh! I was traveling with delicious leftovers on a paper plate (mistake number one!) and when I got home, some of the grease from my mother’s INCREDIBLE (gluten free) chicken cordon bleu made its way onto my favorite Nike joggers.
So, I decided to test out a simple home remedy I’ve seen floating around online.
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What they say you need:
- Dish soap
- Baking Soda
Yep, just TWO common household ingredients.
What to do:
- Squirt dish soap on stain
- Sprinkle baking soda over dish soap
- Gently mix dish soap and baking soda over stain
- Let sit for a few hours or over night
- Rinse in warm water gently scrubbing the stained area
- Wash normally and let air dry (I did this and even washed a second time. Do not put stained item in the dryer until you’re sure the stain is gone or it will set.)
Guess what. It didn’t work!
Maybe I didn’t scrub enough but I was frustrated – I even threw the pants in the dryer after the second wash, thinking it looked like the stain was gone – so then it was set-in when I pulled them out and saw that the stain was still there!
HERE’S WHAT WORKED ON MY SET-IN GREASE STAIN:
Still just two ingredients.
I sprayed the stain liberally with SHOUT stain remover
I rubbed laundry detergent into the stain and washed again.
I can tell you right now, this did not start out as a review for Shout. In fact, I had most of this post completed in favor of the baking soda/soap method as I waited for my pants to finish air drying – before seeing that wretched stain still there.
However, I was really glad this worked even after I, unwisely, threw my favorite mom-uniform item in the dryer. I like natural remedies for things, but it’s Shout for the win this time…