bicycle__1Ever worked with machinery or gone cycling and got nasty grease stains all over you that nothing would remove?

I certainly have, and I’ve found something that takes the grease right off – lemon essential oil.

Just a drop or two does the trick. It’s really amazing how easy the grease comes off.

Or maybe you have that problem with your kids… or your husband…

When my husband or I get grease stains on our legs from cycling, we apply lemon essential oil to the area and it takes the grease right off. Grapefruit oil works too! – Melody

It works equally well on grease stains in clothes. If only I had lemon oil when I was a student cycling around campus. My bike took me everywhere – it was my only mode of transportation and I rode it in rain or shine. And… I got ugly black grease stains on all of my pants that nothing would remove – at least not then. Now, I just use a few drops of lemon oil and they’re gone.

Here’s how Tara got rid of chapstick stains when the chapstick went through the was with her husband’s clothes:

About three weeks ago my husband left chapstick in his pocket and it got washed and dried. It ruined a whole load of dark clothes. I tried different stain removers, washed the clothes over and over again, even tried the Thieves cleaner, nothing worked. I had piled the clothes up in the corner of the laundry room, really ready to throw them away. Then I was looking at the 101+ uses of the Essential 7 and saw lemon was a good cleaner for grease and oil. I dropped lemon on all the spots of one shirt, and there were many spots, let it sit about 20 minutes, washed and dried, and MAGIC! The stains were gone, and without any scrubbing!

Not only is lemon oil a powerful grease remover, it’s pure and natural. The great thing about Young Living’s lemon oil is that it is very pure. There are no chemicals or solvents in it. There are many lemon-type cleaners on the market, but they’re loaded with caustic chemicals that I’m seriously concerned about putting on my skin.

So was Sheryl when her husband asked for nail polish remover to clean the wood stain from his hands:

My husband just finished a woodworking project and asked me if we have any nail polish remover to clean the oil based wood stain off his hands. I asked him to try the Lemon oil because I heard it worked on stains. Well, instead of using the highly toxic nail polish remover he used the Lemon Essential Oil. I put a few drops in his hands and he rubbed his hands together and the stain just rolled off and smelled great! He and I were amazed as to how easily it all came off without the use of toxic chemicals.

Lemon oil can help you stay natural and free of grease stains in a toxic world!


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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