It’s still Tasty Tuesday and I thought you may or may not want to know that apparently there isn’t much that essential oils aren’t good for. I just removed melted crayon from my entire dryer drum, AND four pairs of lululemon running shorts with a bottle of lemon essential oil. For Reals.
There were other clothes in the load too, but not clothes that made me want to cry if they were ruined. Now, my dryer drum looks like new, and a pesky piece of gum that was stuck there forever is gone too. AND my lululemon shorts are redeemed and lemony fresh! Sigh….
Update: In my glee I didn’t give you the method, which you will thank me for if you ever need it! Method: For the dryer I put the lemon essential oil directly on the crayon stains in the dryer and rubbed them off with a clean DRY washcloth. It was pretty much like a magic eraser, but the whole dryer was blue, so I was there for a while and switched out cloths a couple of times. IMPORTANT: wash out your dryer with a bucket of soapy water and a washcloth after you do this, since oils are flammable and you don’t want to start a house fire over a little crayon conundrum. For the shorts I put the oil directly onto the crayon marks, scrubbed them a bit with a DRY toothbrush, then let them soak in a solution of hot water, baking soda and laundry detergent for 30 minutes before re-laundering them.