Underarm sweat stains can be difficult to remove. This is a guide about removing underarm sweat stains from clothing.
I bought a beautiful white sweater at a yard sale. The challenge though was the sweater had large yellow armpit stains. I got all sorts of advice, use OXI, use vinegar, use lemon juice, use baking soda; they all failed. Then someone said use what "caused the stain". Hmmmmm, deodorant.
I used a stick of solid white deodorant and rubbed it thickly into both sides inside and out. Let it sit in cold water overnight. Washed as normal the next morning and Wha-La! Beautiful white sweater that looks like new!
Hello and thanks for the article! Does this work on a variety of colors and fabrics?
How can I remove old stubborn stain on collars and arm-pit areas?
soak in white vinegar and then wash in hot water with detergent,
I've seen several requests recently regarding removing those ugly yellow sweat stains from clothing. I heard this tip this morning and thought it might help someone.
Use one plain, regular-strength, crushed aspirin per half cup of hot water. Dissolve the aspirin in the water. Soak clothes in this for a couple of hours and wash as usual. The stains should be gone.
Source: "The CBS Early Show, this morning's tip segment.
By JustPlainJo from Springfield, OH
This sounds interesting! Did they say why it works or do you happen to know why it works? I have a couple of light colored t-shirts that this happens to because of the medication I take and maybe doing this will help? I don't have aspirin on hand though so am hoping to find out more before spending the money. :-)
A paste of aspirin will work to get rid of yellow antiperspirant stains (and other protein-based stains). This is in addition to the age-old white vinegar/meat tenderizer remedies.
Make a paste of the cheapest aspirin you can find and grind into a powderish consistency. Then mix with water to form a thick paste. Spread paste over stain and rub in.
What will get sweat stains off of white shirts and t-shirts. My partner's clothes always stain under the arms. We have tried using different deodorants, but they still appear. I have tried things like Vanish, etc. what works the best so far is Shout spray and Ace bleach, but they are still visible. Any help will be appreciated.
By nikkib763 from UK
Firstly, try using Oxy-Clean in a sink of warm water and soaking the stained clothes for about 20 minutes. That should help. Secondly, deodorants do not prevent perspiration. Your partner needs to use a good Anti-Perspirant, try Gillette Clear Gel.
I have these dark stains in the underarm section of my white/bone blouses and shirts. The blouses are white and the long sleeve shirt is a Lycra knit. How do remove the stains? I have tried Oxiclean in my HE machine, but it did not work. Thank you.
By Sheila from So. Hadley, MA
I had the same issue with my son's T-shirts. I tried the Oxi-clean in my HE machine with no luck. But, when I tried a way on thriftyfun, I had great success. First fill your sink, etc. with hot water. Add about four scopes of Oxi-clean. Let soak overnight. Wring and wash as usual in your machine. This way worked so well that I tried it on old dried in blood stains and it removed about 95% of them.
How to get underarm stains from both black and white t-shirts?
By Robin from Pocono mountains, PA
Believe it or not you can soak the white ones in water and just toss in a couple of tablets of plain white aspirin - yup aspirin. I've no idea if this works on black.
What is the best solution for old underarm stains? They are mostly on the white colors. They are all yellow, both under the arm and on the collar.
By Thea from Phoenix, AZ
Believe it or not, you soak it in a couple of tablets of plain old aspirin.
My teenage sons are very active. Consequently, their shirts have an odor and perspiration stains even after laundering. They take showers everyday and use a deodorant but they still perspire. Does anyone have any solutions to my problem. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have to get the stains out of their clothes.
A wet tissue found it's way into my darks load. Now there is tissue on everything and it won't come off with a lint roller. What do I do?
I need a perspiration smell/stain remover. The smell stays even after washing.
By Harriet from TX
Try using lemon scented ammonia in the rinse about a cup should do it.
How do I get underarm stains off of my white tank tops?
Try soaking it in a mixture of Oxy Clean, baking soda and water before laundering.
How can I safely remove yellow arm pit stains from light colored clothing, such as light blue?
By Rick from Oakland, CA
How do I remove under arm perspiration marks from both colours and whites?
By Rachael from UK
Have you tried lemon juice? Let it sit a bit, maybe put a little salt with it and scrub and let sit a bit and launder as usual. Hope this helps. (07/24/2010)
I am looking for ways to remove under arm stains on whites.
By Tony from Perth, western Australia, Australia
I saw this on the CBS Early Show this week and posted it as a tip; http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf78911814.tip.html
Hope it helps! JustPlainJo (04/20/2010)
Stop underarm sweat to begin with. If a ring turns your finger green, you get a new ring. If you have a deodorant that causes a reaction with your sweat and turns pitt area on your shirt yellow, get a new deodorant. If you wipe sweat from your head it does not turn yellow. We don't sweat yellow. (04/24/2010)
Does anyone have any sure-fire solutions for removing yellowish sweat stains from underarms of white shirts?