There’s nothing better than a clean, white shirt or blouse. When you get a new one, you probably wear it all the time — until you realize it’s starting to get discolored in the armpit area by sweat. When this happens, you might be tempted to reserve it for lazy days or only wear it under your favorite cardigan. But rest assured, you CAN get rid of those yellowish sweat stains. Here’s how to beat them — even when bleach doesn’t work.
1. Here’s What You Need
The secret to removing those stubborn stains is remarkably simple: Dawn dish soap (because it cuts through the oily stuff), and hydrogen peroxide, along with baking soda. You might not even have to go to the store!
2. Mix Your Miracle
Mix up 1 part Dawn to 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. Using an old toothbrush or scrub brush, apply your mixture to the stain and work it in until you see it begin to disappear.
3. Apply Baking Soda
Once you’ve worked your Dawn and hydrogen peroxide mixture into the affected area, sprinkle on a bit of baking soda while the stain is still wet. Again with your old toothbrush work the entire mixture in even further. Work a little bit further out than you think you need to, as this method will also help remove those persistent armpit odors.
Once you’re satisfied the stains are gone, launder your items as you normally would with your favorite detergent to remove any reside from the stain removal process. Congratulations! Your pits are finally clean. Now go wear that shirt with pride!