Have I mentioned how much I love bacon? Because I do. I really, really do. And even when I wear an apron frying it up, I still will occasionally splatter myself. And not just bacon, either–seems like I’m always getting some kind of oil stain or grease spot on myself. I always had trouble getting it out in the laundry too, especially if I didn’t catch it until after the dryer.
But all of my greasy laundry woes disappeared the day I took the advice of some random person on the internet and started using Dawn dish soap. The original blue formula.
Simply rub a few drops of Dawn onto the stain and let it soak in for a minute or so, then launder as normal. This works even if the grease spot has been through the dryer once (or twice, or four times) already. I almost look for opportunities to slather my clothing with grease so I can feel so accomplished when I get it out.
It’s the little things.
Does it have to be Dawn? Does it have to be blue? Well, I actually compared 3 different dish soaps, one of which was blue Dawn and the other two were…not blue Dawn (I can’t remember, okay?), and the blue Dawn really did the job better than the other two. Plus the blue Dawn is the soap they use to clean off the wildlife affected by oil spills. And hey, if it’s good enough for a baby harp seal, it’s good enough for me. I mean I’m not going to go over and beat you up if you use something else, but if your dish soap doesn’t work, don’t blame me.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, if you’re going Conveniently Green by using cloth napkins and ditching paper towels, you can simply shoot in a quick squirt of Dawn with your napkins and towels and remove the grease from those too! And if you use cloth diapers, Dawn is a great way to strip them as well. (only use a few drops with an HE machine)
AND! AND! It’s made by P&G so there are lots of coupons for it if you keep an eye out.
I keep a small bottle of blue Dawn in my laundry closet–works for me!