The Spotlight: Sweat Stains. Yuck.
There’s really no delicate way to talk about this one, so let’s just get it out of the way: people sweat from their armpits and leave ugly stains on white shirts. It’s entirely natural, normal, and gross.
What You’ll Need
Laundry Scrubbing Brush
Let’s Get Cleaning
– Step 1 –
In a bowl, mix one part dishwashing liquid with two parts hydrogen peroxide. How much you make depends entirely on how may shirts you’ll be cleaning. We recommend starting with a smaller batch and just mixing more as needed.
– Step 2 –
Apply this mixture to the armpit stain – both inside and out – and then sprinkle the area with baking soda.* Scrub at the spot with the Laundry Brush.
– Step 3 –
Let this dwell for 30 to 60 minutes and then proceed to launder the shirt normally. Before you put the shirt in the dryer, though, check to see if the stain is completely gone. If it’s not, repeat this process. You need to do this before drying or the heat will help set the spot and make it trickier to remove.
And that’s it! You don’t have to sweat those underarm stains any longer! You can also try this method on colored shirts too, just make sure to test it first to ensure it won’t bleach the fabric.
*You should always test any cleaning solution on an inconspicuous part of the garment before treating the spot itself. Apply a small amount of the solution to a towel, blot the clothing, rinse the area, and let it dry. Check the spot for discoloration and rub it with a towel to make sure there is no dye transfer.
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