How to wash off deodorant marks: quick and effective methods

Yulia PoteriankoLife
It is better to remove deodorant stains as soon as possible

Deodorant is one of the most indispensable cosmetic products for both women and men all year round. However, while it protects us from sweat stains and unpleasant odors, it can also leave white or yellow marks on fabric. Luckily, you can get rid of them if you know how to remove deodorant traces from your clothes.

OBOZREVATEL tells you about several effective home remedies. The sooner you use them after the stain appears, the better the result. It will be extremely difficult to remove old marks. Experts also advise against washing away deodorant residue with hot water as this will cause it to penetrate the fabric even more. Don't forget to test the chosen product in an inconspicuous place as it may be incompatible with some textile dyes.

Lemon juice

Freshly squeezed lemon juice can fight not only deodorant streaks. It is also good at removing sweat stains. It is suitable for light fabrics, but it is most likely not suitable for dark and colored fabrics due to its acidity. Put the item in the undiluted juice so that the stain is completely soaked and leave it for 2 to 10 minutes. Then rinse the item as usual.


This is another acidic remedy. As it has a milder effect, it is suitable for both colored and black clothes. Dissolve two tablets of effervescent aspirin in half a glass of cold water. With this solution, you need to moisten the stain well and then rub it with a brush and leave it to act for 2-3 hours. Then you can wash the item in the usual way.


Acetic acid, unlike lemon juice, is not suitable for white items as it can leave yellow stains on them. Apply a 9% solution to a cotton pad and treat the stains with it. Leave the clothes soaked in vinegar for several hours or you can leave them overnight for heavy stains. After that, wash it as usual.

Baking soda

Baking soda works well on light-colored items. Dilute the baking soda powder with cool water to form a thick paste. Use this paste to treat the stain and rub it in with a soft brush. For example, an old toothbrush will do. After a few hours, remove the dried soda with a brush and rinse the item in warm water.

Laundry soap

This tool is only suitable for dealing with fresh marks. However, it will work on things made of any fabric and any color. You will need to rub the stain with soap, and then soak the entire thing in its solution. After a few hours, you just need to wash the item.

Dishwashing liquid with glycerin

For dishwashing liquid to work on traces of deodorant, it must contain glycerin as it is this product that will destroy the dirt. A light liquid is best as it can be used to clean even white items. The product should be poured generously onto the stain and rubbed in properly with a sponge. After about an hour, the item should be washed by hand and rinsed well.

Alcohol solution

To prepare a solution of the required concentration, you need to take vodka and medical alcohol diluted with water in a 1:1 ratio. After mixing the two liquids, apply the product to the stains with a cotton pad. Light stains should begin to disappear in a few minutes. If it is more persistent, you can leave an alcohol compress on it for about an hour. After that, rinse the clothes and wash them in the usual way. This method is not suitable for light fabrics.

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