How to remove stains from sweat and deodorant: simple methods

Alina MilsentLife
Yellow spots often remain on white things in summer

In summer, antiperspirant is a must-have - the heat provokes active sweating and an unpleasant odour. However, removing sweat and deodorant stains is an asterisked task.

Deodorants contain aluminium salts, which, when in contact with sweat, provoke a chemical reaction, causing the stains to acquire a characteristic yellow colour. Sometimes it happens that ordinary laundry detergent only aggravates the situation, as chemicals increase the yellowness. Read how to remove sweat and deodorant stains in the OBOZREVATEL article.

Citric acid

Lemon juice will help to cope only with fresh stains. Just apply it to the yellowed fabric for 10-15 minutes, then rinse in cool water.

Soap (preferably laundry soap)

Grate laundry soap and dissolve it in warm water. Soak the dirty clothes in the solution for at least 2 hours, then wash them as usual with a powder.

Pharmacy remedy

Grind 2-3 aspirin tablets to a powder, then dissolve in warm water and apply to the stains using a sponge. Leave the solution on the stains for 3 hours, and then wash the clothes by hand or in a machine.

Dishwashing liquid

Please note: only use detergents that contain glycerin. Apply a thick layer of detergent to the yellow stains and wait about an hour before washing in the machine.

White vinegar

Vinegar should not be used to wash white clothes - it can leave stains. In other cases, it is a very effective tool. Apply it to the stain for 3 hours if the stain is fresh and for 10-12 hours if it is old. After that, wash the clothes in the usual way using a powder.


The simplest and most popular ingredient for washing. Rub salt into the yellow stains at night and use laundry detergent in the morning.

Baking soda

Experts recommend pouring 3 tablespoons of baking soda into the washing machine container, adding the powder and switching on the "stain removal" mode. The product is suitable for white clothes.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told how to get rid of stains on children's clothes without chemicals.

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