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
When removed from washer; magic, no stain! No stain even if you have tried other methods and stain is old. If it is a really stubborn stain, repeat procedure. I have never had to do it more than twice to a really nasty stain.
By Nancy from Wilmington, DE
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
Try Hydrogen Peroxide. My daughter just told me yesterday how well this works. We had a water spot on a tile ceiling once, and sprayed it with hydrogen peroxide, and it removed the stain.
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
Get a small spray bottle and fill it with white vinegar to keep by the washer. Spray the perspiration stains and wash as usual. Vinegar is also good if you have purchase a clothing item that the dye has an odor to it that will not wash out. Just either hand wash the item in vinegar and regular detergent (let the article soak for a while) or launder by itself.
I have a white t-shirt with sweat stains under the arms. No amount of soaking or washing seems to fix the problem. The shirt is still in good condition so I would really appreciate any advice.
I am looking for tips for removing perspiration stains from white t-shirts.
Carol from Buffalo, NY
By Anna from ME
My husband's shirts are pretty white, but the underarms are not. These are not new shirts, but are in good condition. They are a poly cotton blend. I usually use ammonia in the laundry so the fabric does not get destroyed. And not at the same time, occasionally bleach.
By savtajon from Cleveland
I then tried rubbing with Cascade granular dishwashing detergent. It came out. Just to make sure it wasn't a combination of what I had been using, I got another one of her shirts and used just Cascade. Worked there again. Took some scrubbing on both, but I am so excited that we figured out a way to get rid of her sweat stains. (07/23/2009)
My husband gets sweat stains on the armpits of his shirts. I have tried different detergents, soaking the shirts with many different "solutions" with no fix.
Also, some times the odor stays with the shirt and after the shirt has been worn for awhile there seems to be a deodorant residue that stays with the shirt and gets all crusty. Please help I am embarrassed for him.
By Alyssa from Casper, WY
That said; to remove odors and most stains, I soak in white vinegar and it works for nearly everything. What I did the first time I tried this method, I used warm water and about a cup of white vinegar in a prewash. I let the machine fill up and swished the clothes around until they were all wet, then I stopped the cycle and let them soak for 30 minutes. Then let it finish the prewash and wash as usual.
Now I add a little white vinegar to the rinse cycle every time, but just a splash. White vinegar gets rid of odors and does not leave any adverse scent. (03/03/2010)
Is it possible to remove sweat stains from whites that are old?
If you Google "baking soda uses" there are other uses not listed on the link. (10/01/2009)
For colors, a vinegar and water solution works well, but it is helpful to first scrub the area. Do this with a soap designed to remove grease, like a shampoo for oily hair or dish detergent. I used dish detergent. This helps as a lot of the stain comes from the deodorant binders, as well as your actual sweat. After scrubbing with de-grease soap in "hot" water rinse with "cool" water and then apply "cool" water/vinegar solution and let sit for 30 minutes. Then wash as usual, no need to rinse. (11/16/2009)
I don't remember where I got this tidbit from but it seems to work. If you put an aspirin in the washing machine with the laundry, it helps with underarm stains.
Does anyone have any sure-fire solutions for removing yellowish sweat stains from underarms of white shirts?
I am looking for ways to remove under arm stains on whites.
How do I remove under arm perspiration marks from both colours and whites?
How can I safely remove yellow arm pit stains from light colored clothing, such as light blue?