Yet another reason to love lemon…

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Nov 5th
grease stains and lemon oil

I know I just blogged about using lemon essential oil as an easy option for cleaning your fruits and veggies but…I just used lemon in a different way for the first time and honestly am floored by the results.

So, my 2-year old shimmied under our truck to retrieve his soccer ball. And when he emerged? The whole backside of his cornsilk-like hair was spooged (hmm…is that really a word?) with a thick, gooey layer of black grease! And his white shirt, though not hit nearly as badly as his hair, also had enough grease that I thought, oh well, and envisioned bidding it farewell.

Grease stain on shirt before

Grease stain on shirt before

 

I’ve used lemon oil on many occasions for removing sticky price tags, etc. (it works as well as the commercial product, Goo-Gone) so while I was pondering how to degrease Aiden’s head, it occurred to me to try out lemon oil.

I put a little shampoo in the palm of my hand and added 2 drops of lemon oil [I get my oils HERE], scrubbed for about a minute while he sat playing in the tub, and WOW–when I rinsed there was no grease or even any blackish residue left whatsoever!

This positive outcome then gave me hope for salvaging his shirt. I added about 4 drops of lemon oil, rubbed it in and washed by hand. It actually came out clean! Here’s the proof.

Shirt after treating with lemon oil and then washing.

Shirt after treating with lemon oil and then washing.

 

I only wish I had a “before” picture of my son’s hair to really make my point but I was in repair mode at the time and didn’t think to snap a photo. In any event, here’s his after picture.

Hair with no black, sticky grease!

Hair free of black, sticky truck grease!  Thanks, lemon oil :)

 

grease stains and lemon oil

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