How to get Desitin out of clothes. There’s nothing like a greasy baby stain to ruin a valued article of clothing.
With the right tools and good policies in place, however, savvy parents can get baby stains out of clothes.
One common staining agent that new parents might encounter is Desitin diaper ointment which has zinc oxide as one of its ingredients.
We all have better things to do than attempt to wash out every last spot in our clothes by hand or throw away any piece that looks particularly stained.
Fortunately, with the right tools and good policies in place, parents will be able to save their clothing investment because can’t we have enough challenges just caring for our babies without worrying about the state of our wardrobes too?
How to get Desitin out of clothes
Take Desitin and mix it with baking soda. You can sprinkle it all over the stain,
leave it on for five minutes, and then brush off the mixture using a toothbrush.
Try filling a sink or container of warm water mixed with white vinegar to soak a clothing item in so you can use it to remove that same kind of stain in the future.
Here are some more methods are mentioned below.
Using Liquid Detergent
Really soak your clothes in some laundry detergent, especially grease-cutting detergents because they will remove the oil more readily.
Let them soak for at least an hour before washing and make sure you’re testing it on a hidden area (inside of a hem or seam) first to make sure no color runs out of there.
Some fabrics might lighten temporarily, but today’s dyes are so good that they should bounce back after drying if you’re careful.
Distilled White Vinegar
Start by applying a small amount of dish soap into the stain, with your fingers or an old Toothbrush.
Make sure that you rinse the area well to ensure there is no excess soap remaining on the item.
Then soak the garment in a mixture of distilled white vinegar and cold tap water for about 30 minutes before placing it in the machine during your regular detergent-based cycle.
If this isn’t enough to remove the stain, rinse it out in a bucket of warm water and leave overnight if possible to help extricate stains that may have sunk deep into clothing fibers.
Alternatively, add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your load during the wash cycle as this will help get rid of any odors left behind by vinegar and will soften fabrics at the same time!
Apply De-greasing Agent
Wipe excess diaper cream/ointment off of your fabric clothing with a clean towel or rag. Don’t rub the fabric too much, because you risk pushing the ointment deeper into it.
Work degreasing product (such as De-Solv-It or CitraSolv) onto the Desitin. Allow it to sit for about 5 – 10 minutes on top of the stained area.
Use cold water for rinsing, which will help prevent more oil from seeping into your fabric. Also, wash the clothing separately from other clothes so that smell doesn’t transfer over to them.
Don’t use hot water; this will push any still-locked-in oils even further into the fiber.
When trying to get stains out of washable fabrics like cotton, the first thing you should do is cover the stain with rubbing alcohol, then walk it through abuse the stained area.
After doing that, it’s time to rinse the stained area and then rub the fabric against itself under a stream of cold tap water.
If more rubbing alcohol is needed, add more alcohol onto a stained cloth. Launder as usual and check to see if it worked.
If you deem the soaked clothing okay for wear, let it line dry in fresh air! Otherwise, place clothes in a dryer on a delicate cycle so as not to cause any other damage or shrinkage while cleaning them at the same time.
Use Goo Gone
Use either your finger or a spoon to apply the Goo Gone to the Desitin. Rub the Goo Gone into the fabric and work it around the affected areas so that you ensure the product will be more effective.
As you rub in, you’ll notice that Goo Gone is very sticky but this is a good thing.
This means it’s bonding well with Desitin and will prevent its sticky nature from affecting other parts of your clothing (including other garments if possible).