How to Get Oil Stains Out of Clothes, in 6 Steps

We’ve all been there—whether we’re eating, cooking, or just by unlucky chance, an oil stain appears on our freshly laundered shirt. While it’s certainly not one of the most complicated stains to tackle, it is an annoying one because if you don’t act fast, it becomes all the more difficult to remove. The good news? You likely have the magic oil-removing cleaner sitting by your kitchen sink right this very minute, so you won’t have to purchase any expensive, stain-fitting cleaner.

Ahead, exactly how to get oil stains out of your clothes in just six super-simple steps. We’re also sharing our favorite cotton shirts because that’s one of the most easy-to-launder materials around. You won’t fear oil stains quite as much once you’re done reading this.