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?
This is a guide about using aspirin for sweat stains. Sweat stains on clothing can be difficult to remove.
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.
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,
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.
How do you remove armpit stains from shirts? Are there any additives you can add to the wash cycle to keep them from developing?
By Leslie from Riverton, WY
Try soaking the area with white vinegar / baking soda paste and let it sit for a day then launder as usual but add a little more vinegar and baking soda to the water. It worked for me.
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 do I get out yellow stains from the underarms of my shirts?
I buy reasonably expensive shirts for work but they are ruined after a period of time by the build-up under the arm pits.