Removing Cooking Grease Smell from Clothes

My husband works for Chili's and his work clothes always reek of old nasty cooking oil. I wash them in solution of 1/4 cup of Dawn dish washing detergent, 1 cup of lemon scented ammonia and 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide in the hottest water your clothing article will allow.


Fill your washer before adding clothes. Add the articles of clothing, but don't overload. You want to give the solution a chance to work its way into the clothing, aprons, towels, etc. Let the articles sit in the machine full of hot water and solution for approximately 20 minutes then start your machine as usual. Do not add fabric softener because, after you have run the entire wash cycle, you are going to wash your items in your regular laundry detergent and add your softener.

Your work clothes will smell amazing. I hope this is helpful, good luck and wear your great smelling work clothes in great health.

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

May 30, 20160 found this helpful

Awesome possible solution to an ongoing long-term issue.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 28, 20170 found this helpful

For anyone finding this through google after a long term problem like me... the first thing I tried was oxiclean odor blaster and that seemed to help, but I didn't like the way they smelled. It seemed as if they were a mix of oxiclean and the grease smell. I admit I didn't want to soak clothes in oxiclean because the grease smell is on ALL of my clothes! So, I would have had to deal with colors being dulled. Just yesterday I tried 1 spoon of dawn dish soap and 1 cup lemon ammonia and the clothes are coming out smelling very very clean from the washer and then very very neutral from the dryer which I think is the answer, finally.


For background, I have a boyfriend that loves frying a little too much. Our apartment is small and the grease would fly under the bedroom door AND under the closet door. So if you're here for the same problem, get door sweeps from Walmart as well. They're like $5.

Hoping this is finally my solution! Getting real tired of having to do the sniff test on "clean" clothes!!!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
November 23, 20170 found this helpful

It scares me to use ammonia with any other chemical, but your solution kinda makes sense. It's just time consuming, washing twice. But I will try it! Thanks!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 11, 20180 found this helpful

Does the dawn soap make suds overflow the machine? Some of our clothes have fish oil odor really bad after I left a fish oil supplement in a pants pocket and washed it! yikes!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 6, 20190 found this helpful

Do you do this with dark clothing? Does the hydrogen peroxide turn the colored clothes white? Thanks for the info my son works at a canteen in his clothes smell awful

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
March 28, 20210 found this helpful

You should never mix ammonia and hydrogen peroxide together.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Page
< Previous
Home and Garden Cleaning OdorsSeptember 4, 2014
Easter Ideas!
Mother's Day Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2023-03-25 18:09:37 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2023 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.