How do you get vaseline / petroleum jelly out of a bowl?

I have a cold so I put hot water and vicks vaporub in a bowl. However no matter how many times I’ve washed and rinsed the bowl, it’s still extremely greasy from the vicks. How do I get it out??

3 Responses to “How do you get vaseline / petroleum jelly out of a bowl?”

  1. C Says:

    Liquid dishwashing soap such as Dawn is supposed to have grease remover in it . . . try applying this with a scrubbie, let it sit a while before rinsing. . . If this doesn’t work, you can try Goo-gone (adhesive & grease removers) But if you end up using this, make sure to wash very well with regular dish soap before using the bowl for food . . . There is also a Goo Gone Household, might be milder, but I have never tried it.

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    Goo Gone Household

  2. Evie Says:

    Wipe as much as you can with paper towels, then clean it with hot water and detergent. If the bowl is plastic, rather than ceramic or glass, you may just have to throw it away as the smell will probably not go away completely.

  3. QuilterDame Says:

    Rub the bowl down with straight from the bottle liquid detergent. Or scrub the bowl with a soft scrub or powder type cleanser like Comet. Rinse in hottest water.