How to remove shea butter stains from clothing

Shea butter is healthy for your skin, but sometimes it can get grease stains on your clothes. One solution is to put cornmeal, salt or cornstarch on it to absorb the grease and brush off after a few minutes.

If this doesn't take care of things, use dish detergent. Work the dish detergent into the shea butter stain from the back, rub it in gently, and then rinse thoroughly with white vinegar.

Or you can do the same thing, but instead of white vinegar use hot water. This works best when the water is blasted with a shower head or faucet sprayer for 10-20 seconds. You may have to do this a couple of times. Try not to dry it before you do this process or it may set the stain and will be much harder to remove.

If the stain has "set" do the following:


  1. Place a piece of cardboard in between the area with the shea butter stain and the back of the garment. This is to protect the back so it doesn't get more oil on it.

  2.  Next, spray the stain with a small amount of WD 40 and then sprinkle baking soda over it. Scrub with an old toothbrush. This will cause oily lumps of soda. Brush this off and then repeat the process once or twice more until you don't get any oily lumps of soda.

  3.  Finally, put dish detergent on the clothing stain, and scrub with the toothbrush again. Then just remove the card board piece and wash as normal.


Read more about Shea Butter.

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Melting Shea Butter 
Whipping Shea Butter
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