How to Remove Olive Oil Stains From a Mattress

Though sleeping with an open container of olive oil may have seemed like a good idea at the time, stains on the mattress can leave incriminating evidence. When olive oil has found its way into your bedroom, the stains are not only unsightly but stubborn in their resistance to removal. However, armed with the right information, you can remove olive oil stains from your mattress and leave it looking as though you had left the lid on after all!

Step 1

Blot up or scrape away as much excess oil as possible. Use paper towels for blotting and a plastic utensil for scraping.

Step 2

Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the affected area, making sure to cover the stain completely.

Step 3

Allow the baking soda to sit on the area for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 4

Vacuum up the baking soda with the brush attachment of the vacuum cleaner.

Step 5

Apply dry cleaning solvent to a clean cloth, and gently wipe the area with it.

Step 6

Blot the area with a clean dry cloth to remove the dry cleaning solvent and eliminate the stain. Continue to apply the dry cleaning solvent and blot it up until the stain is gone.