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How to Get Massage Oil Out of Sheets

Keep Your Massage Table Linens Feeling Brand New

Massage oil won’t come out in a normal wash cycle. Most residential washing machines don’t get hot enough. It takes a bit more elbow grease. Here are some at-home remedies to get massage oil out of sheets.

1. Strip linens to get massage oil out of sheets

Laundry stripping is a great way to get massage oil out of sheets. But, what is laundry stripping?

It’s also known as an “extended treatment” which is essentially a 24 hour soak with a chemical solution of Borax, powdered detergent and washing soda along with extra hot water.

This method will indeed will indeed break down build-up on clothes, but it could also leach out dye and naturally-occurring oils in fabric. Check your item’s care tag before using this method to make sure it can handle a hot water soak.

Laundry stripping is great for white table linens and towels. While it does work with colors, be prepared for some slight fading.

  • Step 1: Fill your bathtub or a large bucket/bin with very hot water.
  • Step 2: Mix in 1/4 cup of Borax, 1/4 cup of washing soda and 1 cup of powdered laundry detergent. 
  • Step 3: Place clothes in the soaking solution and stir. 
  • Step 4: Leave the clothes to soak overnight, stirring them occasionally. 
  • Step 5: Drain the tub or bucket. Rinse clothes in your washing machine on a rinse only cycle or by hand until the water runs clear.
  • Step 6: Dry linens and towels as usual. 

2. Wash stained sheets with a degreasing solvent

Laundry detergent won’t be enough.

We recommend Orange Linen Degreaser. Degreasers are specialized and separate cleaning agents that remove organic soils such fats, oils, and proteins. Organic stains need a higher alkaline cleanser. Your commercial linens are being put through commercial use. This means they need more than a residential detergent. The right degreaser will make a difference.

3. Cotton sheets will release stains the best

Use 100% cotton linens. These release oil completely, unlike polyester-cotton blends or microfiber. Polyester tends to attract and hold oil.

Linen inventory is an investment, not a cost. We’ve found that our laundry service cusotmers with higher quality linens tend to have less headaches. Opt for high-quality, durable 100% cotton linens.  Cotton table linens are breathable, moisture-wicking, and easy to clean.

Cotton table linens are known for their durability, softness, and resistance to wrinkles and stains.

That’s what you look for in an investment.

4. Are there any process changes that can prevent spills?

We’re not massage experts. We’re laundry experts.

So, we won’t pretend to have the answer here. Though, our team of Account Managements keeps in touch with our massage clients. We’ve heard of some processes changes making a big laundry difference. From towel placement and usage to more massage cream and less massage oil, we’ve heard a few.

Laundry isn’t a priority for everyone but if it is for you, you’ll start to notice what works and what doesnt.

5. A laundry service can help you get massage oil stains out of sheets.

While you might not care who is delivering your pizza, you should care who is doing your laundry. With the rise of middle-man apps that pair you with the closest or cheapest service provider, you have no idea who is picking up, cleaning, and delivering your clothes. And, this likely changes order-to-order – sometimes even being sent to individuals to wash at their home instead of a professional company operating in a professional laundry facility.

At 2ULaundry, we’re real people doing real laundry – really well. We’re a laundry company alongside our sister brand, LaundroLab.

We’re laundry service you can trust because we really care about laundry. Here’s why:

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Beautiful Laundromats

We know laundry. We know laundromats. 

Through our sister company LaundroLab, we build big, bright, clean, and safe laundromats and laundry facilities all over the country. These aren’t the dark, dingy, and dirty laundromats you’re used to. They’re the opposite! We thought it was time laundromats got an upgrade…

Doing laundry is hard! We take it seriously. We process your wash & fold laundry in these locally owned and operated LaundroLabs using a our custom laundry process and technology. Your laundry is tracked in our Laundry Processing App at every step of the way. We use different processing apps and cameras to make sure you get all of your laundry is properly cared for. It’s an impressive operation.

We love our laundromats. We hope you do too!

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Laundry Professionals

Your clothes, your time, and your trust are all very personal. That’s why we hire and train laundry professionals as W2 employees. 

Your laundry is cared for by Clothing Care Associates. Folding laundry is an art – not a science. And, we’re really good at it! We pack like-items in individual drawer-ready bags aimed at keeping your laundry ready for the drawer. 

We’ve also hired a team of experienced and dedicated delivery drivers to captain our fleet of delivery vehicles. All of our certified and background checked delivery drivers have undergone thorough training to guarantee each and every order is treated with care. It’s important that your laundry is picked up and delivered according to your account preferences.

No contractors, no gig-workers, no unlivable wages, and no driving personal vehicles.

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Ready to get started with commercial laundry service?

We’re a laundry service you can trust with your table linens and towels.

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