How to Get Grease Out of Jeans


How to Get Grease Out of Jeans


We have the most stains in our clothes at our house so I have plenty of cleaning tips for you. I absolutely do not enjoy having to remove stains but someone has to do it. Since we live on a farm and my husband works construction, it’s either grease or manure. Over the years I have gotten pretty good at getting grease out of jeans, shirts and whatever else it lands on. My husband came home last night from working on construction equipment and had grease all over his jeans. So, I thought it would be the perfect time to try out my new 20 Mule Team Borax I received as being a part of the Purex Insiders group.


How to get grease out of jeans


I use Goop Hand Cleaner by the tub for everything. Our hands. Our clothes. Around the house cleaning. You name it, it’s probably been gooped at least once! I had already rubbed in my Goop before I thought to use the 20 Mule Team Borax. The Goop doesn’t always get all of the grease stain out so I was excited to use something else to see how it worked. I rubbed the Goop into the jeans and rubbed it together. I had already let it set for 30 minutes or so.


How to get grease out of jeans


I threw the jeans in the washer, added my detergent, and about a 1/2 Cup of Borax. I filled the washer up with warm water and let it soak for about an hour. I wanted to make sure it really had time to pre-soak and work out the stains.

About Borax

20 Mule Team Borax is 100% natural mineral from the Earth and pure. We have hard water. Hard water contains calcium and magnesium (ions). 20 Mule Team Borax actually naturally softens your hard water, which in turn protects your detergent. It maximizes cleaning power while saving you money on detergent. It simply improves your detergent’s cleaning power and helps keep stains from being re-deposited back onto clothes.

How To Use Borax

Borax boosts your detergent. Simply add 1/2 cup of 20 Mule Team Borax to every load, along with your regular detergent.

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Our Review

The jeans I mentioned above had multiple stains of grease all over them. I have to say I am quite surprised but they came out grease and stain free! We give 20 Mule Team Borax an A+! I’ll be using it in all my loads of laundry even if I don’t have stains. It’s a great way to soften our hard water.


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  1. I always use borax in my laundry. It is part of the recipe for homemade laundry detergent. It does a really great job of getting my clothes clean.

  2. I have never used Borax before and I would love to try it here to see if it works as good on some of my stains.

  3. Have made and used my own laundry detergent made with borax. I never thought of using that with the Goop to get rid of grease stains. Get alot of that kind here at my house . Thanks for all the good info

  4. Love Borax….forgot about getting grease stain out with it. Borax is also good for when you have to clean furniture….my gram was a smoker and YEARS/DECADES of TAR discolored the furniture….I came off with Borax-AMAZING!

  5. We also have hard water. I’d love to try this to see how it works on every day pasta sauce, chocolate, etc…
    Thanks for the review!

  6. My mom always taught me to use borax to boost my laundry and get my clothes cleaner, but never really said much about stains… good to know it can get them out. It’s also a great way to get rid of ants, without using pesticides.

  7. I’ve used borax for 3 years or more in every load of laundry. I had hard water also in my last house so I feel for you. I hated how it smelled and my detergent didn’t seem to suds very well, when I learned about borax (thanks to my lovely mommy 😀 she’s so smart)I was thrilled at how much cleaner my clothes were.

  8. I like borax a lot. It always seemed to give our deteregent that extra bit, looks like it worked well for you too!

  9. That sounds good. Borax has been around for years, but I’ve never used it. I’ll have to try it.

  10. Thanks for the info! I will start to use this with my laudry soap for my mechanic hubbie’s tough stains!

  11. thats wonderful, i had a stain on my rug and mix a little of this with water and let it sit for an hour or so and stain came right up 😉 Great review and thanks for sharing

  12. I have used Borax in the past, but not so recently. I am glad that your post came to my attention so that I can try again.

  13. That is amazing! Thanks so much for such an informative post. I remember borax being in the laundry room when I was a kid, but I haven’t used it as an adult & mom… sounds like I’ll be trying it myself though.
    Thank you!!

  14. Very nicely written review and your “voice” or style of writing is enjoyable. I’ve been married 55 years and that is a lot of laundry out of the tub. I raised 5 kids, too. I had heard of Borax but never used it except as an additive in the diaper pail. I remember trying something called Pine gel that came in a can and it was suppose to boost the cleaning of the detergents we used. I’m not so sure it did and it added that pine scent. However, since I hung the clothes outside to dry, the pine scent dissipated before bringing them in. I will be trying Borax even though I don’t have the tough stains and dirt you deal with.

    Love that it is an absolutely natural product. Save the environment as much as possible for my grands and soon (I hope) great-grands

  15. Thanks for the extra info on how to get the stains out of jeans using goop! I love Borax and it makes it so much easier. It brings back some of the “old school” remedies that worked so well! Just like the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it!” 🙂

  16. I use Borax and I agree it definitely works on greasy stains. Thank You for the review, I am going to pick up some goop to use along with the Borax.

  17. well, I am sold! =) I’m going to purchase Borax and see for myself. You just may make a believer out of me! LOL I have used Zout for my stains, but it doesn’t smell so great…

  18. I’ll have to try your method on my clothes. I always seem to get grease splashes from cooking no matter how careful I try to be.

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