How to Remove Grease Stains on Jeans

Grease stains removal is a tough task. This problem is faced by every individual traveling in common vehicles and associated with automobiles. The stain looks shabby and may stain other clothes on contact. Keep the stained clothes segregated while storing and washing too.

The reason for writing this article is to share the experience we went thru’ at home with grease stains on jeans.


Remove Grease Stains on JeansMy son studying engineering came back home after his main project at the loco shed. His jeans was having grease stains especially near the knees and thighs and the seating area. He was disheartened as it was his favorite jeans. I was disappointed seeing the large grease stains on his jeans that was purchased a few weeks back. The thought of washing this stained jeans was painful and I postponed the task for around 2 days. I made enquiries with my friends and then I got the solution to the problem.

We washed the grease stain patches with kerosene and lo…after much scrubbing the stain got away. There was a big smile on our faces and we applied regular laundry detergent and dried the jeans. A combined smell of kerosene and fabric softener was disturbing after the jeans was dried. My son who is very particular of odors was not willing to use the jeans.

Now my next mission was to remove the odor from the clothes. We tried with fabric softener, antiseptic solution and finally dipped it in diluted vinegar. After 2 to 3 washes and buckets of water wasted we could get rid of that odor.

It was almost 2 weeks when he could use the jeans again. Then I understood the simple logic that oily substances can be easily broken down by washing up liquid. This method avoids the usage of powerful fabric detergents that could damage the fabric as bleach.

Ingredients required for removing greasy stains:

Use regular dish washing detergent. Odorless solution is best, but if your dish washing detergent is having color never mind, dilute the solution with water prior to application.

White Vinegar: White Vinegar is an ideal ingredient to remove tough grease stains. Added advantage is that the white vinegar will remove detergent after the cleaning process.

Ensure you use safety glasses and rubber gloves while scrubbing the fabric vigorously. Both the ingredients may cause irritation if it gets into the eyes accidentally.

 How to remove stubborn grease stains

The process is relatively simple when compared to the earlier incident I narrated in this article.

  • Place the garment and spread the dish washing detergent over the stained area on the jeans.
  • Ensure the dish washing detergent solution enters thru’ the fabric. Scrub the area gently, the grease stains starts getting dissolved as dish detergent is good at absorbing grease directly.Remove Grease Stains on Jeans
  • Rinse the detergent with white vinegar.
  • Now rinse the entire garment in water and wash normally.
  • If the stain is tough, repeated scrubbing with dish washing detergent and white vinegar to completely remove stain. Mostly 2 to 3 repetitions will remove the tough oily stain.

Do a test of your dish washing detergent on a hidden area of the fabric for eg: hand cuff or hem, to make sure that it will not discolor or stain your clothes.

If you do not have time to spare go ahead with Dry cleaning services.


micro oven has become an indispensable electrical appliance in the kitchen.  It is operated by people of all ages.  We can expect some spills when young and old people use the microwave oven . Micro wave oven saves time and effort and is user friendly. Therefore a common gadget in most homes.

home managementHere are a few tips to clean your micro wave oven.

  • To loosen dried spills and enable you to clean the micro oven, fill water in a glass bowl till half and 1 tbsp of white vinegar. Place this bowl and switch on the oven for 5 minutes. This will steam up walls and you will be able to clean the dried matter.
  • Remove glass bowl and wipe in inside walls of the micro oven with a clean soft cloth or tissue paper.
  • The next step is to remove the glass tray or turn table. Wash it thoroughly.
  • You can use lime as an alternative procedure for cleaning. Cut lime into halves. Place the cut lime in a plate containing ¼ cup of water. Place this plate and switch on the oven for 5 minutes. This will steam up walls and you will be able to clean the dried matter.
  • Remove glass bowl and wipe in inside walls of the micro oven with a clean soft cloth or tissue paper.
  • Allow the microwave to air dry by leaving the microwave door open for a couple of minutes.

How to deodorize:

  • If your microwave has developed a nasty smell, try washing it with a solution of 1/4 cup of baking soda dissolved in 1 quarter of warm water. Rinse with water and allow to dry.