Lestoil is an old product that is worthy of being brought back to everyone’s cleaning supply closet. It is generally thought of as a heavy duty multi-purpose cleaner. However, it is also an incredible stain remover for the laundry. It works great on oil and grease stains. This can be the grease and oil that gets on you from your bike or from working on your car, or grease and oil from foods such as salad dressings, mayonnaise, cooking oils and butter. It removes oil based paint stains and perspiration stains too.
To use Lestoil as a spot remover, use a sponge or cloth to apply it to the stain. Let it sit on the stain for about 10 minutes and throw it in the wash. It works best with hot water, but use the temperature of water recommended for the fabrics you are washing. Lestoil is petroleum based, so there may be a slight odor. Using a scented detergent can help with this.
Lestoil can be hard to find. If it’s not at your grocery store, try a hardware store or Amazon! It’s worth looking for!