Sitemap There are simple ways to remove it and one is to first soak the stained clothing in warm water for several minutes before placing it inside the washing machine. Another one would be applying few drops of lemon extract to the stain especially if it is oil-based. A paste of lemon extract and salt is also an effective stain remover. Aside from being readily available in the kitchen, it is also very easy to prepare. After applying the paste, immediately wash clothes and hang it out for sun drying.