Oil stains are a common occurrence when cooking up a storm in the kitchen or simply when you’re eating a tasty dinner. A splatter out of the frying pan is all it takes to ruin your clothes – but that doesn’t have to mean that your favorite item is destined for the bin. With Vanish Oxi Action in your cupboard, you can take the hard work out of removing persistent cooking stains made by oils, butter or fat from a range of materials.

For optimum results, we recommend pre-treating your garments first with Vanish Laundry Booster Gel. Then wash the item as usual with your regular detergent and add an extra measure of Vanish gel for a flawless finish. The multi-benefit formula will remove the oil stains, keep colours bright and eliminate odours – all in one wash! Plus, when you use Vanish in-wash, the deep hygiene action* gives your clothes a thorough clean every time.

Read on to find out advice on how to remove oil from a range of fabrics.

*removes stains for a deep hygiene boost.

How to remove oil stains from clothes

To remove oil from fabrics that are machine washable, you need to tackle the stain quickly. To stop the stain from spreading through to the other side of the garment, take a clean paper towel or cloth and dab the oil stain, being careful not to spread the stain.

Pre-treating your oil stained items is important for best results. So, to effectively remove oil from clothes, you should use Vanish Laundry Booster Gel and follow these simple steps to see great results:

How to remove oil stains from clothes


Vanish Laundry Booster Pletfjerner Gel

Vanish Laundry Booster Pletfjerner Gel


  1. Pour 2ml of Vanish gel directly onto the stain and gently rub.
  2. Leave the product in contact with the stain for 10 mins max.
  3. After pre-treatment, wash as usual or rinse thoroughly.
  4. Important: Before using Vanish, you should always follow the usage instructions on the packaging and follow its care advice.

How to remove oil stains from silk

You can get stains out of silk the same way you would with normal clothes, so treat your silk items like a regular load of washing and add Vanish Gel. Prevent the spread of the oil and dab the stain with a clean cloth and follow the instructions above.

Important: While our stain removers work on various fabrics, to remove oil stains from leather and oil stains from suede, please seek professional advice.


Avoid water: when dealing with cooking oil stains, it can be tempting to try and tackle them with water. However, oil stains are hydrophobic which means they repel water molecules. So only add water to the stain if you are treating it immediately with Vanish.

General advice

  • Please refer to the packaging for specific product usage and advice.
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Store the product only in the original container and always fasten the lid.
  • Do not expose product to direct sunlight.
  • Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric, rug or carpet.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.