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Monday, December 14, 2009

Removing Sweat, Perspiration and Deodorant Stains

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Don't sweat the small stuff!

Even though we really don't like those embarrassing antiperspirants stains, sweating happens for a reason. You may think we perspire as our bodies are too hot, in reality it's our bodies way of keeping us cool.

Perspiration that happens in the armpit area, will have a yellowish color and contains fatty acids and proteins.

Most of us; both men and women, have trouble with underarm perspiration. Men may also get perspiration between the shoulder blades, groin area, hands and feet. All of these things can result in stains on your clothing.

Here is something you can try to remove deodorant stains:

Hydrogen Peroxide


I keep bottles of hydrogen peroxide on my shelves. It works great for some many things. It's always a good idea to do a spot check in an inconspicuous spot first.

After you've done the spot check, apply straight hydrogen peroxide on the stained area and rub it in. Allow this to sit on the stain for 30 minutes or so.

Hydrogen peroxide will convert to water when exposed to sunlight so cover the area with a piece of plastic wrap and then cover that with a towel to keep the light out. Don't dilute the hydrogen peroxide and don't mix it with any other type of cleaner.

After 30 minutes, check to see the progress, depending on the stain you may have to do this step once again before washing as you normally would.

Before you put the article of clothing in the dryer, check it and make sure the stain is gone.

For sweat and perspiration stains, try this:

Ammonia and Water


Mix a half-cup of water with a half-cup of household ammonia and put on the stain. Then launder according to clothing manufacturer’s instruction.

There are a number of common household products which are effective in treating and removing these stains. Check to see if you have one or all of them on your pantry shelves to remove sweat or perspiration stains!

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