Nothing is worse than finding out that your favorite top has an unsightly deodorant stain. Whether it is a yellow residue on your favorite white dress or a white mark on your black shirt, it is embarrassing to have them. Luckily, there is no need to worry about these stains. We have some useful tips on how to deal with deodorant stains.
Prevention is Better than Cure
Cliché may seem, but preventing it from happening is better than leaving wondering and stressed about how to remove them. Here are a few things to remember to avoid that from happening:
- Choose the right deodorant. An all-natural deodorant does not have aluminum or other synthetic ingredients that may cause stains.
- Let your deodorant dry before you get dressed to avoid it from transferring to your clothes.
- Wash clothes as soon as possible to prevent bacteria from mixing with the deodorant ingredients that form the yellow stains.
But, if you are a bit late on knowing how to prevent having deodorant stains. There are ways to remove efficiently remove it.
Removing Deodorant Stains
There are several methods to remove deodorant stains. If the first one does not help, try other solutions. But, before you begin treating the stains, always read the wash label on the garment. Moreover, do not forget to test the removal solution first on the less visible area of your clothes.
If you are fond of washing your clothes at a laundry service, please pretreat them first. Washing them first makes it harder to remove the stain. You can pretreat the stain with these:
1. Distilled White Vinegar
This is an excellent solution to remove stains from white and colored clothes—mix 4 cups of warm water and a cup of distilled white vinegar. You can soak your clothes or apply the solution directly to the stained area and rub the stain with your knuckles.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda is another stain solution that you can readily get from your kitchen cabinet. Mix 3 parts of baking soda and one cup of water to create a paste. Rub the paste onto the stained area and let it sit for hours before washing it with a hot water cycle.
Baking soda is the best solution for stains that have gone old and dry.
3. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is another effective solution to remove old underarm stains from white shirts. Lemon has a high acidity level making it a suitable stain remover. Cut a fresh lemon in half and squeeze it directly onto the stained area. You can add a pinch of table salt and rub it into the shirt to remove the yellowish stain.
You have to get rid of the unsightly yellow stains on your favorite clothes. The trick on the deodorant stain is to use acids, and there are several alternative acidic products around your house. Next time you encounter this kind of stain, just rummage your kitchen for natural stain remedies. Always pre-treat your stained clothes before handing them to the laundry service delivery for wash and drying.