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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Removing Deodorant and Sweat Stains From Clothes

Deodorant and sweat stained clothes are the worst, especially when they affect some of the staple pieces of your wardrobe like the white work shirt with the ruffles that you are afraid to wear because of the yellow pit stains or the black dress that you wear with your armpits locked down because they have deodorant stains. It's okay to be annoyed. You washed your clothes! They are clean! Why must they remind you that you had a good time the last time you were in them? Well ladies (and possibly gents) there is a way to save your wardrobe, so step away from the bleach and sit with me while I save your clothes. See instructions below.

How To Remove White Deodorant Stains (Non-Yellow)
1. Soak the deodorant stained part of your shirt with one part vinegar and one part water.
2. Let it dry
3. Soak shirt in water and detergent or wash it to get the vinegar smell out.
4. Smile, because you can wear your shirt AGAIN!!! Good for you!!!

How To Remove Yellow Armpit Stains From Shirt
1. Mix Baking Soda and Water until it forms a paste
2. Place the paste the yellow pit stain and let them sit until it dries
3. Wash your shirt, as you normally would
When I found out about these remedies I immediately pulled shirts from the back of my closet and immediate found success especially with the vinegar and water remedy. I hope you enjoy your pretty clothes longer.

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  1. I can't wait to try this. Great post.

  2. This is a great article, but I manage to found better and cheaper solution here: How to remove sweat stains ?

  3. @mrgood Thanks for reading. While ammonia may be a suitable alternative I do not like how toxic it is to the environment and I don't think its necessarily cheaper than a $2 bottle of vinegar. But I could be wrong.