Knowing how to remove chapstick stains on clothing is a must if you accidentally run your clothes through the wash without getting that chapstick out of your pocket.
The tips below will help you with not only chapstick, but also with lip gloss or lip balm stains, which are also items that we often accidentally wash in our pants or jacket pocket.
All of these products leave behind a rather greasy spot, so here's one of the simplest tips for removal, provided by a reader, Amanda.
I would like to share my 'mom tip' of the week. Thanks to my daughter leaving lip gloss in her pocket for the wash, our entire laundry had nice grease stains. Not happy.
But, thanks to Palmolive it came right out. Just dab on stains, even if set-in stains. Leave on for about 15-20 minutes, then wash. Remarkable.
Thanks Amanda for that tip! I will say further, it doesn't have to be Palmolive dish soap, but instead just about any dishwashing liquid will do. This stuff is amazing for removing greasy stains of many types! (You can check out this article for lots of uses for dish soap around your home.)
In addition, it can really help to scrub the dish soap into the greasy spots using an old toothbrush, to really remove all that set in grease.
Often this will work on both clear chapstick as well as those lip glosses and balms that have a tint or color to them.
In addition, here is my advice for chapstick stain removal, which discusses how to remove these stains from clothing, upholstery and carpet.
Below is a video giving alternative directions for removing chapstick stains from clothing.
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