Remove Grease Stains with Lemon Essential Oil — 8 Comments

  1. Debbie,

    I would suggest the Thieves Household Cleaner for that. It’s a natural cleaning product based on essential oils that’s non toxic and environmentally friendly – and incredibly effective. I use it to remove all kinds of odors and dirt.

    There’s a dilution chart on the above webpage, but if what you have smells really strong, you can always try it full-strength. I’m sure it’ll do the trick.

    The Essential Oil Diva

  2. I just spilled a good portion of a bottle of wintergreen essential oil on the carpet, I can’t hardly go in the room. What can I use to get it up? It is 5 in the morning and I just put Dawn dish soap on it. Any more Ideas. I have to go out of town, and don’t have much time. I saw the lemon essential oil cure, but do not have any at this time.
    Thank you,

  3. Deb,

    If you are using a therapeutic grade wintergreen, it will smell for a while and then fade away. If it has chemical fragrances or additives, it may smell for years. I wouldn’t put too much Dawn on it because it will be extremely difficult to get the soap bubbles out of the carpet. Although if you have any Planet dish soap, it’s great for removing odors – make sure it’s diluted.

    I would first try to soak the oil up by pressing a soft, absorbent cloth on it (or a paper towel), until no more oil comes up. Then try dabbing it up with a non-toxic household cleaner – Thieves household cleaner would be great if you have any. Dishwasher soap doesn’t suds as much, or carpet cleaner would be another option.

    Other than that, airing it out is the best thing. The smell will go away after a while. You could also try replacing the smell with something you like better, like peppermint, lavender, lemon, etc. Purification is great for neutralizing odors. Hopefully, you have one of those on hand.


  4. Rufin,

    Thank you.
    It was gone by the time I got home. I will check out Planet dish soap.

  5. Good post, i enjoyed reading it 🙂
    What would you say is the best for getting Oil stains off wood? I keep my bike in the shed at the bottom of the garden and oil from the gears/chain seems to drip off and soak itself into the wooden flooring in there…
    Any help would be much appreative, thanks.

  6. Mike,

    Lemon oil works great for getting oil stains off wood. You could also try Thieves Household Cleaner – it works amazingly well on most everything.

    But, just as a thought, have you considered putting some newspapers under your bike chain to catch the oil? It could save the floor a few scrubbings.

    The Essential Oil Diva

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