Oil stain removal test and results
I placed five samples of a mineral oil/white petroleum base medication (desonide) onto a white tee shirt. I soaked each section with :
1. clorox 2
2. Stain Stick
5. Goo Gone.
I left all products on the shirt for 30 minutes.
Washed in hot water with All and Oxiclean powder.
Dried in the clothes dryer.
Inspected the shirt and to my surprise, none of the stains were even slightly reduced, except for the one that had Goo Gone applied to it! That stain was 100% eradicated.
Makes me wonder if I'm wasting my time using those other products for oil based stains.
One note: i didn't rinse the Goo Gone out of the shirt before placing it in the washer. Now the washer has that tell-tale smell of Goo Gone, necessitating a cleaning cycle (Pure Cycle) to rid the washer of the smell. Next time I use goo gone on clothes I'll be sure to rinse it out as best as possible in a sink, before laundering.
Oh, the reason I tried Goo Gone was because I'd read on line about it removing Prep H stains. Desonide isn't Prep H, but I figured it being greasy like Prep H, the goo gone may be the answer.