A few weeks ago, my mother in law emailed me and asked if I knew what to do for an oil stain in clothing. I didn't. I had no idea. I use Shout when I need to, but I haven't known what to do with oil stains. So, I googled it.
The answers I found were to use Baby Powder and let it sit on the stain to draw out the oil or to rub the stain with rubbing alcohol. I emailed her the second answer. She tried it and it worked.
On Monday, I was cooking in one of my favorite t shirts when I got a big oil stain on it (from canola oil). Bah! After dinenr, I went to the bathroom and doused it in rubbing alcohol. I rubbed it and then rinsed it out. It looked okay, so I was hopeful. I washed it yesterday and pulled it out of the dryer this morning.
Yippee! No oil stain! Yay for rubbing alcohol! My new laundry aid.