How do you get chapstick out of cloth?

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  1. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4 year old granddaughter spent the night last night and smuggled her Dora Chapstick into the guest bed on the brand new cotton sheets. And as you can imagine the top came off and it was all over the sheets. I have washed them twice and the greasy stain has not come out. First time was with Dawn and the second with Oxiclean spray. I did dry them after the dish detergent but hung on a makeshift line the second go round.


    Any suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Use tissue paper and an iron set on medium heat. It will melt the wax and collect on the tissue.
     
  3. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How long does it take for the wax to start melting?
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:This what I was going to suggest. You can also use white paper towels if you don't have tissue paper.
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:This what I was going to suggest. You can also use white paper towels if you don't have tissue paper.

    Wow! Too bad we don't live closer. We think just alike. [​IMG]
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I noticed! [​IMG]
     
  7. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must be doing something wrong or I set the stain when I dried it. Tried both paper towels and tissue paper. I did have both.. I guess I turn the sheet with the stain to the bottom.

    Susan
     
  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I have had great luck getting out greasy stains by sprinkling them with baby powder or shower-to-shower powder (or some other similar powder), and letting it sit for a day or two before washing again. Really put the powder on heavy and let it soak up the grease in the stain. Wash just like normal. My Mom taught me this years ago and it almost always works!
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've always used paper towels on both sides of the cloth and then sat a hot iron on it. Then if that didn't take it out and the cloth could still take it, I'd put it in a pan of boiling water.
     
  10. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try goop hand cleaner it is what car garages use to get the grease off of their hands and clothes, also goo gone and oops works good you can buy all of it at wal mart
     

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