Oil

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  • Removing black oil from skin or clothes — baby oil, oil based suntan oil (particularly useful info for sunbathers at the beach who step in oil spill debris)
  • For the removal of oil or fat stains, try corn flour rubbed into the stain and left for about 20 minutes then brushed off with a soft cloth or brush. This may need several applications for a good result. Speed up the process if you wish by placing a paper towel above and below the treated stain and running a hot steam iron over it.
  • Citrus oil (actually, citrus turpine) products–These are made from natural, steam distilled citrus oils, which are natural solvents. They are not non-toxic, but they have the lowest toxicity of all solvents.