How to Remove Oil Stains From Leather Purse

You had baby oil in your Leather purse and suddenly it over spill over your entire new leather purse. Or maybe there is a case when you were having dinner at a restaurant when the waiter while pouring in your dish by mistake spill few drops of oil on your leather purse.

Well you do not have to stress out because such accidents are very common, oil stains on leather purse can be treated very effectively, quickly as well as cheaply, all you have to do is to acquire the required materials and treat the stain in timely manner. There are many methods and techniques of removing such stains. Few of them are listed below.

Method 1

Things you will be required:

·      Corn starch.
·      Tissue papers.
·      Warm iron.


1.   If little oil has been spilled over your leather purse then what you can do is cover the stain area with corn starch and leave it overnight.

2.   With the help of tissue papers you can remove corn starch; Corn starch will by that time absorb as much oil as it can from the leather removing the stain away.

3.   In case you do not have corn starch then what you can do is that you lay a layer of tissue papers on the stain area and then slowly and gently put warm iron on it and the tissue papers will absorb oil and remove oil from leather bag. For more methods read below.

Method 2

Things you will be required:

·      Palmolive liquid soap.
·      Tissue paper or paper towels.


1.   Pour few drops of Palmolive liquid soap on the stain area. Then gently rub the liquid with the help of your fingertips moving from outwards to inwards and not rubbing it very hard.

2.   Allow it to set in for at least thirty minutes. After which wipe it with tissue paper or paper towels, whatever you are comfortable with. The oil stains will be removed If not you can repeat the process until the stain is removed. If this method does not work or you do not have the required ingredients, then follow he method written below.

Method 3

Things you will be required:

·      Baby powder.
·      Dish washing liquid, any that you use at home.
·      Cotton balls.


1.   Pour some baby powder on the stain area and allow it to set in for two hours so that it can absorb as much oil as possible.

2.   Then to remove few traces of oil apply some dish washing liquid, just few drops and rub it with finger tips very gently for ten minutes.

3.   Wipe the stained area with soaked tissue paper moving from outwards to inwards and your leather bag will shine.

Method 4

Things you will be required:

·      Newspapers or tissue paper.
·      Talcum powder.
·      Warm iron


1.   Pour some talcum powder on the stain area. Lay one whole big newspaper on the stain area. Press it gently over the talcum powder.

2.   Add more talcum powder and then place one more layer of newspaper on top of it.

3.   Press warm iron on the newspaper where ever the stain is and the newspaper will absorb as much oil as possible.

Tips and Warnings:

1.   When using iron make sure you do not press the iron very hard or tissue stain may stick on the bag and do not use the iron for more than three minutes on your bag.

2.   Do not pour anything wet on corn starch as it can lead to starch stain on your leather purse especially if your purse is of a light color.

3.   The newspaper is mostly used to set in talcum powder which may spread on to other areas if newspapers are not used to hold it.


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