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My 3 YO put a whole bunch of lip balm (lanolin and a bunch of other oils) on the sheets. What is going to get it out of there?
 

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Fun stuff! I would try pretreating & hot wash to start. If that does not work you could try ironing the spots between papertowels or rags.
 

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Rub WD-40 into it and then rub Dawn dish detergent into it. Launder as usual. You may have to retreat with Dawn or another grease pretreater a couple times BEFORE drying.
 

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I second the Dawn....it gets out most oily residues. Just squirt it all over at full strength and rub into the stains. Let it sit for a few hours then wash on the hottest setting safe for the fabric. I would let the sheets air dry after the ddawn application and wash to see if you need to do it again. Drying it may set any stain left.
 

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Can I use any dish detergent or does it need to be dawn?<br><br>
I soaked the sheets in hot water after pretreating with my regular detergent and will try the Dawn next.<br><br>
DS is starting to get into things...we are going to have to re-kid proof the place!
 

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I would definitely use dawn....the regular blue kind. It's the best at getting out grease!
 

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I've also had good luck with pretreating with <b>Spray 'n Wash</b> (the non-spray kind) with wax and grease. Keep pretreating and washing until the stains are gone (don't put in dryer until you are sure the stains are gone).<br><br>
I've also heard that Dawn is the best for degreasing, from a "green" cleaning product advocate. She said that detergents have proprietary ingredients in them so they don't know why Dawn works better.
 

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Thanks everyone, it came out of the sheets! I did a pretreat with my regular detergent and then soaked in hot and washed twice in hot and it looks like it is all out. May do one more wash just to be sure, I don't want that stuff in my dryer!
 
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