how to remove sweat stains

Posted in great tips!, home remedy, just wanted to share, useful info by tokyostargirl on March 15, 2010

Found this @ Reader’s –

I’m sure this has happened to all of us before. You probably even had to throw away your some of your shirts – since no matter how cute they were, having stained yellow underarms was just not worth the embarrassment.  I found this article and thought I’d pass it along, maybe some of you will find it useful. The good news is, most of these items you probably have already have at home.

7 Items That Can Remove Sweat Stains

1) Ammonia
Rub out perspiration, blood, and urine stains on clothing by dabbing the area with a half-strength solution of ammonia and water before laundering.

2) Aspirin
Before you give up all hope of ever getting that perspiration stain out of your good white dress shirt, try this: Crush two aspirins and mix the powder in 1/2 cup warm water. Soak the stained part of the garment in the solution for two to three hours.

3) Baking Soda
Pretreating clothes with a paste made from 4 tablespoons baking soda and 1/4 cup warm water can help vanquish a variety of stains. For example, rub it into shirts to remove perspiration stains; for really bad stains, let the paste dry for about two hours before washing. Rub out tar stains by applying the paste and washing in plain baking soda. For collar stains, rub in the paste and add a bit of vinegar as you’re putting the shirt in the wash.

4) Lemons
Avoid expensive dry-cleaning bills. You can remove unsightly underarm stains from shirts and blouses simply by scrubbing them with a mixture of equal parts lemon juice (or white vinegar) and water.

5) Meat Tenderizer
Tenderize away hard-to-remove perspiration stains. Before you wash that sweat-stained sweatshirt (or any other perspiration-stained garment) dampen the stain and then sprinkle some meat tenderizer on it. Then just wash as usual

6) Salt
Salt’s the secret to getting rid of those stubborn yellow perspiration stains on shirts. Dissolve 4 tablespoons salt in 1 quart (1 liter) hot water. Just sponge the garment with the solution until the stain disappears.

7) Vinegar
Want to see those sweat marks disappear from shirts and other garments? Just pour a bit of vinegar directly onto the stain, and rub it into the fabric before placing the item in the wash. You can also remove deodorant stains from your washable shirts and blouses by gently rubbing the spot with undiluted vinegar before laundering.



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  1. Mulan said, on March 15, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Any idea of how these would affect certain fabrics, i.e. silk? I’m thinking of ao dais in particular… =P

  2. tokyostargirl said, on March 15, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    Here is what I found regarding silk:
    If the dress is a dry-clean-only garment, your dry cleaner should be able to remove the stains.

    If the dress is washable (in the machine or by hand)…
    Crush and dissolve 8 to 10 aspirins (real Aspirin, not Tylenol) into a glass of water.
    Saturate the underarm area with this mixture. Let it sit 30 minutes. Then launder or hand-wash as usual.

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