after first determining that the mysterious grease spots that occasionally appear on my clothing AFTER washing come from fabric softener (not secret bacon parties), i tried literally every color-safe stain remover i could get my hands on - nothing. continued Interwebs research suggested rubbing some Ivory soap on the stains and laundering as normal. this is obviously way too easy to work, but i happened to have some on hand, and SONOFABITCH. IT WORKS. HOLY CRAP.
Corn oil with original blue Dawn dishwashing liquid makes a great paint or grease remover for your hands. Simply combine a little bit of both in your hands then rub it over affected areas. The corn oil and the dishwashing liquid both help to dissolve the grease and paint – yet leave skin soft, unlike harsher paint removers.
Instead of using extra laundry detergent to pre-treat, instead we turn to our old school friend - white chalk. Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash. It might sound silly, but it's worked wonders for everything from lipstick to bacon grease
Grease stain remover: chalk, baking soda or corn starch is a great way to nip these stains in the bud.