How to remove a deodorant stain from black and white clothing?
I don’t know about you, but personally I sometimes overuse deodorant and unfortunately stains on black and white clothes are frequent!
So if you are looking for a way to clean your clothes, here are my top tips and tricks for removing white deodorant stains from clothes.
1. Remove a deodorant stain with Marseille soap
The faster you act, the easier the deodorant stain will be to clean from a garment.
So for a recent stain under the arms here is what to do:
- Soak the deodorant stain with cold water and rub with Marseille soap.
- Rinse the garment and finish with a machine wash as needed.
This trick is effective on recent deodorant stains on black clothes and colored clothes.
2. Remove a deodorant stain from black clothing
If you notice white marks under the armpits of your black sweater or t-shirt, here is a simple and effective trick to try!
- Soak the white stain with white vinegar and leave to act for several hours.
- Rinse the garment in cold water and finish in the washing machine on the normal cycle to remove all traces of deodorant.
No matter which stain-proofing trick you test, it’s best to always test on an inconspicuous part of the garment to avoid discoloring the fabric.
3. A stain remover to remove traces of deodorant
If you like to test home remedies then here is one to make your own homemade stain remover against traces of deodorant:
- Mix equal amounts of baking soda and white vinegar.
- Dab the deodorant stain with this mixture and rub gently with a cloth.
- Leave the mixture on the stain for 5 to 10 minutes and machine wash to finish.
You can let the baking soda and vinegar act longer if the deodorant stain is very encrusted in the fabric.
4. Remove a yellowish deodorant stain from white clothing
If you notice yellowish stains under the armpits of your white t-shirt, well, it’s probably deodorant stains and sweat stains.
Here’s how to remove those yellowish stains:
- Fill a basin or sink with cold water.
- Add 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and 2 tablets of aspirin (dissolve well).
- Mix well and then soak the garment for 1-2 hours.
- Then wring out the garment and send to the machine to complete the wash.
5. Clean a stain of deodorant encrusted in the garment
If the deodorant stain is very embedded and fixed in the fabric of the garment then an additional step is necessary.
Here’s how to remove that stubborn stain:
- Soak the garment in water and white vinegar for 45 minutes.
- Rinse and wring the garment, then dab the remaining stain with an ammonia-soaked cloth.
- Rinse the garment quickly with water and finish in the washing machine as usual.
6. Remove a deodorant stain from a shirt
Finally if you are looking for a quick and easy way to clean a deodorant stain on a white shirt then I have a tip that works really well!
- Soak a cloth or cotton ball in 70° alcohol.
- Dab the white stain with deodorant and leave on for 2 minutes.
- Rinse the shirt well and finish machine cleaning.
If you don’t have 70° alcohol, you can also use ammonia to remove white marks on a white shirt or other white clothing.