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How to get Bourdeaux Butt Paste Out of Hair and Clothes.

Let's just say I have some experience in this.

For Clothes & Bedding:

First, carefully scrape all the excess paste off with a plastic spatula or credit card. Do not smear it around anymore than possible. This stuff is the stickiest, most waterproof substance known to man. I think you could waterproof shoes with it. Then pre-treat with your favorite laundry soap- apple cider vinegar and oxyclean are my go to treatments. Then launder as normal. The container does warn that it will stain, but  out of all that clothes and bedding pictured above it has only stained the white washcloth I used to wipe up the floor. All colored cloth hasn't been stained. Remember, it may take a few cycles of pre-treating and washing to get the greasy feeling out.

For Hair,

Cut it all off.

I'm almost serious. It took us three baths to just get the "grey" color out of Chucky Sue's hair. Here the rundown of products I've tried:

Baby Shampoo- as useless as water.

Normal Shampoo- Eh, it made it LOOK better, but not feel or actually cut the grease.

Apple Cider Vinegar- worked on the grease well, but it required a LOT of soaking and scrubbing that Chucky Sue did not appreciate, it also dried out her skin really bad.

Because the vinegar dries out her skin and stings her eyes, we're still slowing working on getting the grease out of her hair. Right now she looks like she hasn't bathed in months, but hopefully after a few more treatments her curly hair will return!

 I still recommend Butt Paste as my favorite diaper rash cream, it works great and it's fun to write it on a grocery list. Just double and triple check the lid before leaving it on your changing table with your kid.


Amy C. says:
at: Feb 24, 2012, 8:42:00 PM said...

How did she even manage to do that?

Tracy says:
at: Feb 25, 2012, 7:44:00 AM said...

her changing table and all the supplies are in her room, I apparently didn't screw the lid in tight enough before putting her down for her nap- and thanks to her newfound freedom she pulled the jar down and painted her room.

Amy C. says:
at: Feb 25, 2012, 9:16:00 AM said...

Ah, I've only ever seen it in a tube, hence my confusion. So it was a finger painting project? How creative. She's your kid, after all. :-P

iamjenn says:
at: Feb 26, 2012, 6:03:00 PM said...

messy, yet creative. be glad she did not grab a full can of hairpray and attack the cat (my sister did when she was C's age.)Glad you were able to get the stuff off the bedding and stuff.

Susan says:
at: Feb 27, 2012, 1:28:00 PM said...

That doesn't look too fun (for you), but I guess it could have been poop. In general, my kids lack the creativity to attempt this type of art, but thanks for the heads up in case they surprise me one day!

at: Dec 20, 2012, 1:31:00 AM said...

Hot (but not hot enough to burn!) water and dawn dish soap (the blue stuff) to get most of it out of the hair. (May take several times) Then work white vinegar into the hair, let it sit for a few, DONT RINSE and wash again with dish soap. Thais should get it all out. Then wash & condition.