Grease and oil. Whether you are cooking, working outside or whipping up a fresh batch of lotion it is a great thing to have-until it gets on your clothes. I have always had a hard time finding a natural cleaner to remove grease from clothing until now! I want to share with you a really simple and amazing recipe for a grease away spray that works great! This recipe uses only three simple ingredients and is super fast to whip up and since it uses lemon essential oil, it smells great too!
Back when I first started using essential oils I had heard that lemon oil worked great on grease. About that time, I spilled a quarter size drop of grease on my favorite pair of pants. This was my after pregnancy stage where I had just found this pair of pants that fit well and was comfortable so I was rather disappointed. Well even though my pants had already gone through the washer and dryer I decided to give it a try. I dripped a little Lemon oil straight on the stain and put them through again and out they came with no grease!! I was so excited! Fast forward to another time when my husband came in from the garage with his hands covered in this gooey, sticky black grease that he couldn’t wash off. He said he would have to look for some gasoline or paint thinner to wash with and I cringed. I ran for my lemon oil figuring it couldn’t hurt and dripped some on his hands. He seriously started to just wipe the grease off! It was great! Then just recently my man brought me a pair of his favorite jeans that he had gotten grease on and asked me if I could get it off. The problem was that the grease was spread over a wide area and as I started dripping some lemon oil on I realized it might use my whole bottle to cover the area. Someone had just recently asked if you could make a spray with it and I had told them I hadn’t tried it yet, but I bet you could. This is when I decided it was the time to try it!
I grabbed one of my empty spray bottles and filled it 1/3 full with white vinegar. I then filled it the rest of the way with water and added about 20 drops of lemon essential oil. I then shook it up and sprayed his pants well with it. It worked! They came out of the dryer with no stain and I was quite excited! This stuff works great and smells wonderful too! Of course once I knew it worked no greasy surface was safe and I had to hunt for other opportunities to try it. Thankfully I was cooking hamburgers on the stove and got grease everywhere so could try it out there. It worked great and I wiped the grease right off! Needless to say this will probably be a staple in my cleaning closet now and I hope this gives you a new natural solution for your cleaning closet as well!
Lemon Grease Away Spray
-1 empty glass spray bottle ( I like to purchase my bottles from Specialty Bottle Company. This one was a 4 ounce bottle but you can use whatever size you like, just add more or less lemon oil accordingly.)
-Lemon essential oil
Fill the spray bottle 1/3 full with white vinegar.
Fill the rest of the way with water.
Add lemon essential oil. Again, I used about 20 drops for a 4oz. bottle. Adjust according to the size bottle you use.
Put on spray top and shake well. Label bottle and you are ready to use!