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How Do I Remove Yellow Armpit Stains From White Shirts?

Everybody sweats! It’s true that some sweat more than others, but no one sweats as my husband! He puts he’s shirt on, closes the door, and he’s already sweaty. He needs 3 shirts only to get to work! So, in order to cover his problem, David uses harsh deodorants. He has to manage the problem somehow. Anyway, the sweat struggle won’t end when he throws the shirt in the laundry basket.

Those harsh deodorants found on the market shelves leave some hard-to-wash underarm yellowish stains which give me headaches each time I do the laundry.

I discovered these yellowish stains when I was ironing the shirts. The moment I passed the iron over the underarm area a pungent sweat odor killed my nose. How comes? I just wash it? Well, the problem has its roots elsewhere.
Fortunately, there are certain ways in getting rid of yellowish armpit stains without ruining the shirt fabric or using harsh chemicals. We all know that bleach burns the fabric over time.

So, grab your ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 cup of water

How to use this natural bleacher?

Mix 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide, and 1 cup of water in a bowl. Spoon or pour it on to the armpit areas. Let sit in a bowl or sink overnight. In the morning, put in the washing machine with hot water and soap. You may want to do a double rinse on the shirts. They tend to get stiff from all of the baking soda. The stains should be gone!

If the stains are stubborn and won’t get out, you may want to add 1 cup of white vinegar to the above solution. Vinegar and baking soda has super-powers, trust me!

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