Deodorants are very important for your hygiene, preventing sweating and the bad odor caused by it. But, the best deodorants cause several problems, and I’m not referring to health problems…they can ruin your favorite clothes, especially the dark ones. They white the underarm area of your clothes, making your clothes look horrible. And how will you wear your favorite black t-shirt or your favorite black dress? You might think that you’ve ruined it. That’s not necessary true! There are some natural ways to remove the deodorant buildup from your dark clothes, but don’t forget to test any method on a small piece of material to make sure you don’t worsen the situation.
Salt will help you get rid of old deodorant stains that have entered the fabric, both for white and colored or black clothes. Wet the material a bit on the stained area, and the sprinkle salt over it. Leave it overnight, then wet it again and rub it between your hands with a little salt. After that, put the piece of garment in the washing machine.
Soak the stained clothes in vinegar and leave them to act overnight. In the morning, wash them as usual. This method will help you to get rid of deodorant stains from colored cotton clothes, and the ones made from wool or other natural materials such as silk, because it may become yellowish.
3. Lemon juice
With lemon juice you can get rid of fresh deodorant stains. Squeeze a few drops directly onto the stain. Leave it 5-10 minutes, and then wash your garment with your hands in warm water.
4. Liquid dish detergent
The dishwashing detergent can remove persistent dirt, including the deodorant from your dark clothes. Wash the stained clothes with this product and leave it in the water for half an hour, then rinse it.
Vodka is very good at removing white deodorant spots on dark clothes. Pour vodka on the deodorant stained area, and wait for a few minutes. The effect should be seen almost immediately. Sometimes it’s worthwhile to wait a little longer – but be careful not to exceed an hour. Finally, wash the clothes in the washing machine.
Ammonia is a trustworthy aid in the fight against stains. To remove white deodorant stains, mix it with water in a 1: 1 ratio, and after a few minutes rinse the clothing item well.
7. Baking soda+hydrogen peroxide+liquid dish detergent
Get rid of stubborn deodorant stains and unpleasant odor with a solution made of:
4 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide, 1 teaspoon of liquid dish detergent and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Apply the mixture on the stain and leave it there for a few hours, and then wash the garment as usual.
Bonus: You can save your new clothes immediately as deodorant stains appear if you rub them with a sock. Yes, with a sock!
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