Removing Cooking Oil Smell from Work Clothing

My husband works as a short order cook for a restaurant and comes home every night smelling like a french fry. How do I get the fried/cooking oil smell out of his clothes? I've wash them with laundry detergent and they still come out smelling like oil.

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By Jessica L. from Charlotte, NC

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May 22, 20110 found this helpful

You might try adding baking soda w/your detergent then add white vinegar to the final rinse instead of your fabric softener.The vinegar will not leave the smell of vinegar.

Hope this works for you....

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May 23, 20110 found this helpful

My son is a chef-his uniforms can hit the laundry basket smelling the same way sometimes. I use Dawn dishwashing liquid, or Palmolive Oxy-Clean instead of laundry soap, it works great. Two scoops of Oxy-Clean powder works too, with regular laundry soap, but truthfully, the dish soap is less expensive!

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