Since I’m always looking for better ways to do things that I already do, here’s my latest update in how to remove massage oil from your sheets. My last article on this subject may have been a bit long and winded. Hopefully this article on how to remove massage oil form your sheet will be more to the point. Below, I will share with you my latest and greatest methods for successfully removing massage oil from sheets.
1. First, I always recommend that you begin with new sheets that have been washed and dried before use. If your sheets are badly stained, you may as well forget it. There are several products on the market that lay claims to removing oil and grease from fabric. The tricky part is that if you’ve already dried the oil in the sheets and it didn’t come out the first time, it probably never will. Once the oil has been dried in the linens, it is set and you can forget it. I always air dry my sheets and examine if there is any oil residue left.
2. If I find a sheet that has oil left on it and it’s visible after air drying, then , I throw it back into the next batch of sheets to be laundered. I only wash three sets of sheets at a time so as to get them very clean. When there appears to be a build-up of oil on any of the sheets, I will add one cup of OxiClean, laundry detergent, and a splash of liquid stain remover. Let the water and the solutions agitate for 1-2 min and then add the sheets. Wash in hot or warm and let the washer agitate for a couple of minutes until all the sheets are all submerged in water.
3. After the sheets have mixed with the water and are all underwater, let them soak for a minimum of 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, let the washing machine finish its cycle. Hang up the damp sheets to dry as soon as they are damp. The sooner they dry, the sooner you can examine them to make sure all the oil is out this time. Be careful about hanging the sheets in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will bake the oil into the sheets the same way as putting them in the dryer will.
4. I like to check my sheets in direct sunlight because if I can see any stains, my massage clients might see them too. How embarrassing would this be to pull out sheets in front of a client and they are obviously badly stained. I always say that if I can see it, so can they.
I hope this was a helpful article on getting massage oil out of sheets. May your massage sheets always be fresh and exciting every time!