Whether it's your kids, or one of the adults in the house, we have all experience the dreaded armpit stains! In the past, that was probably the end of the road for your favorite white t-shirt or blouse...but not anymore!
Here are a few great do it yourself rememdies for kicking those underarm stains.
Quick tip to avoid the issue: Applying baking soda to your underarms after your deoderant in the morning can help prevent the stain from forming in the first place. Also, give your deoderant time to dry!
- Sponge fabric with ammonia then rinse. If you’re working with garments that contain wool or silk, first dilute it with water (50/50 ratio).
- Try spritzing the shirt’s armpit area with water then gently rubbing a bar of laundry soap into the spot.
- Another remedy is to spray fabric with rubbing alcohol and allow to sit for a few hours before washing.
- Here’s a simple trick: make a paste of laundry detergent and apply to area then leave overnight before laundering.
- Easy Recipe: Spray with household vinegar to saturate the area then rub in a bit of Borax. Place item in a plastic bag and leave overnight.
- Perspiration Marks: Mix a solution of water and vinegar (60/40) then sponge into area before tossing into the washing machine.
- Another method you can try is to mix a solution of 1 quart warm water with 4 TBS table salt, soak garment.
- For stubborn spots, stretch the shirt over a bowl, keeping the discolored area exposed in the middle of the bowl. Pour white household vinegar through the spot three times, then wash as usual. You could also try sponging hot vinegar into the spot and letting it sit for a few hours before laundering.
- For White Shirts: Pour hydrogen peroxide over the area and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before tossing in the washing machine. Hydrogen peroxide can “bleach” colored fabrics, so try this on whites only.