Clothing Care Tips: Removing Underarm Stains

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Yellow underarm stains are the pits (#PunIntended). Fun fact: It's not your sweat alone that causes these. It's actually the chemicals in antiperspirant mixing with the salt in your sweat that cause the reaction. 

Either way, they are annoying! Here are two of Nat's DIY stylist solutions to mellow the yellow:

 

SOLUTION #1

1 c. vinegar
2 c. warm water
1/2 c. baking soda
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp hydrogen peroxide

 

  • Step 1: Combine vinegar and warm water and soak the shirt for at least 30 min
  • Step 2: Make a paste out of baking soda, salt, and hydrogen peroxide
  • Step 3: Remove shirt from vinegar mixture and ring out excess moisture
  • Step 4: Put a generous amount of paste onto the stained area and gently rub it into the fabric the paste absorbs
  • Step 5: Let sit for 30 minutes  
  • Step 6: Wash shirt, as usual

SOLUTION #2

3–4 crushed-up Aspirin
1 bowl warm water

  • Step 1: Crush Aspirin pills and mix the powder in a small bowl of warm water until dissolved
  • Step 2: Submerge stained area in the mixture for a couple of hours
  • Step 3: Wash the garment as usual in cold water