How to get rid of white deodorant stains from dark clothing easily.
Do you like to wear dark tops, t-shirts, and dresses? If you do you have probably, at one time or another, noticed a build up of deodorant stains in the armpit area even after machine washing.
I particularly noticed a build-up on my husband’s summer t-shirts and it bothered me to no end. I tried using stain remover and I tried scrubbing the area but nothing has ever worked well. Since I didn’t want to throw his t-shirts out I decided to do some research and experimenting to see if I could find anything that really worked and I did!
All you need for this laundry hack is baking soda, vinegar, and a small scrubbing brush. A brush like this one works best.
The first time I did this I treated the outside armpit area of the shirt which doesn’t make me the sharpest knife in the drawer but it still worked so there’s that. Going forward though, and what I am recommending to you, is that you turn the shirt inside out to do this.
So now that that’s settled, ignore the fact that the shirt in these pictures is right side out (turn your piece of clothing inside out).
Sprinkle baking powder on the area of the build up.
Scrub lightly with a scrubber and then pour vinegar directly onto the baking soda.
There will be a cool eruption, bubbling, and gurgling.
If you’re so inclined have your littles watch you and tell them it’s a science experiment….they’ll get a kick out of it and think you are super cool.
Once the eruption and chemical process has stopped, scrub the area once again and then wash as usual.
I was really happy at how well this worked and how little effort it took. My husband’s shirts look wearable again and I don’t have to cause a distraction when we’re out so people look at me and not the white stains….okay, so they weren’t that bad but I do feel much better now.
I didn’t worry about anything happening to my husband’s shirt…I had nothing to lose but you may opt to test the vinegar and baking soda on an inconspicuous area of your clothing first before taking the plunge!
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