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Lipgloss in the Laundry

A few weeks ago, I ran a load of laundry.

When I went to switch the load to the dryer, I noticed pink on the clothes.  Then I found my daughter’s empty lip gloss in the bottom of the washer.

Somehow I had missed the container in her pocket and now the entire load was covered in pink smudges.

I tried scrubbing the it all with Fels Naptha and even added the stain cycle to my washer, but they came out still covered in pink.

So I did some checking and saw that waterless hand cleaner might be a solution.

Oh ya!  I had bought a container of Goop long ago to clean lipstick that had run through a load.

I opened the container and rubbed it into all the smudges and gave it a few hours to work before running the load through the washer again.

Much to my happiness, all the wash came out perfectly clean.

I was even happy to see on the container that Goop is biodegradable and non-toxic.

There are some great tips for laundry stains on their website found here.

I love sharing a good laundry tip.

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9 Responses to “Lipgloss in the Laundry”

  • Yes! I love Goop! It has saved many pieces of clothing with various grease stains, even after being washed and dried first.

  • We’ve always used Dawn for greasy lip balm stains (tutorial on our blog: http://shopbestbibandtucker.com/2011/11/on-the-spot-chapstick-stain-removal/).

    I’ve never heard of Goop. Can’t wait to try it out!

  • I always seem to forget about my lipgloss or chapstick and end up running the whole load and drying it before discovering the mistake. I have ruined so many nice outfits this way and have never known how to get the stains out. Would never have thought about using goop (or dawn!). Does it still work if the item of clothing had already been dried? I’ve been pretty good lately about checking pockets so hopefully I won’t need this tip but I’ve pinned it just in case=)

    • Calli:

      I can’t say from personal experience whether it works after a stain has been dried, but I’ve heard that it does. It is certainly worth a shot.

  • Dayna:

    I’ve used waterless hand cleaner for greasy stains for years and had good luck with it, but the brand I use has changed their formulation to include pumice, so it’s hard on the clothes. I’m excited to hear of another brand, but I’ve never heard of it; where can I buy it?

  • Heather:

    Goop will also work when a husband decides to pick up a big greasy motor piece and smudges up a brand new pair of jeans. I put it on all the black marks on his pants and ran it through a cycle and they came out clean.

  • Tina:

    Really? Goop? Huh……

  • Colleen:

    I have used ‘Goop’ for years. It works wonders, and have used it on previously washed/dried clothes with success. I use an old toothbrush and work it into the stain, then set it aside for several hours before washing.
    I have also used ‘Awesome’from Dollar Tree. (note: it comes in a see-through bottle w/ yellowish color cleaner – there are other Awesome products) Again, work it in with a toothbrush and let it set for a bit before laundering. This is a pretty concentrated de-greaser, so you might need to adjust your laundry detergent if you use a lot so you won’t over suds. I have also used it (sparingly) as a carpet spotter with lots of rinsing. :)

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