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Ever thought why your clothes, especially light-coloured ones get stained near your armpits? They occur by a reaction between sweat and antiperspirant ingredients (products that you use to reduce sweat). While antiperspirant products are slightly different from deodorants, they are marketed in the same way. Hence, you may not figure out a major difference between them. While they help you in reducing body odour they can leave your clothes stained for life. Because many antiperspirants contain aluminium which creates a yellowish stain on white and light-coloured clothes.
If you will not treat them then can settle permanently. So, we will tell you how to get rid of armpit stain stains and odour from clothes. We will quickly see some crucial things to do before stain removal and then jump to see how to remove armpit stains and odour from clothes.
Caution: We do not recommend using these stain remover methods on extremely delicate fabrics like silk.
Here are 4 tried-and-tested methods to remove armpit stains and odour from clothes.
Best for white clothes: Hydrogen Peroxide is a colour-safe bleach, hence, you can use it on white-coloured clothes to remove armpit stains.
Best for odour removal: Baking soda is widely used as a deodorizer in laundry. Hence, this method will work well for removing armpit stains.
To check where not to use hydrogen peroxide you can visit our blog – All about using bleach in laundry. Baking soda also helps in removing odours so this method will help you get rid of sweat odours as well. Now, let’s see how you can use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide:
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Let’s see how to use vinegar to remove armpit stains and odour from clothes:
In case you want to know more uses of vinegar in laundry, you can refer to our other article – Top 4 uses of vinegar in laundry.
Best for white and coloured clothes: The citric acid present in lemon is good for stain removal and it can be used on coloured clothes too as it doesn’t cause discolouration.
Best for odour removal: The citric acid breaks down stain-causing elements which is the source of odour too. Hence, lemon can remove armpit odour.
Now, let’s see how to use lemon for removing armpit stains and odour from clothes:
If you think you don’t have time for removing stains at home, don’t worry.
Only for white clothes: Ammonia works great on yellow armpit stains, however, it can cause discolouration. Hence, this method is ideal only for white clothes.
Best for odour removal: Household ammonia is used to remove harsh smells. Hence, it can definitely remove mild armpit odour.
We recommend using this method only when nothing else works on the stain as frequent use of ammonia can weaken the fibres of your fabric. Do check the garment care label to see if there is a specific warning not to use ammonia. If you want to know which clothes can tolerate oxygen bleach, click here.
Pro-tip: Use bleach in a well-ventilated area to ensure as the smell of bleach may cause dizziness to some people. Also, wear rubber gloves as they may not react well with your skin.
Caution: Do not use chlorine bleach with ammonia, it can cause deadly fumes which is hazardous to health.
In case the stain doesn’t go away completely after trying any of these methods, you can repeat the stain removal process.
First things first, you should never ignore a slight yellowish shade emerging near the armpit area. This may not seem too visible in the beginning, however, with constant use of antiperspirant products it can permanently settle on your clothes.
While it may not be too visible on dark-coloured clothes, it will surely ruin your white and light-coloured clothes. Hence, it is always better to treat such stains as soon as possible. You can choose any of the 4 ways explained above in the blog depending on the garment care label and your convenience.
Just in case your garment is labelled as “dry clean only” or the stain does not go away after trying any or all of these methods repeatedly, you can take the help of professional dry cleaners.
You can send such garments to your nearest Tumbledry store as well. We have special chemicals to treat all types of stains and we ensure 100% fabric preservation as well. So, you can make a decision about your clothes without worrying.
To know more about stain removal, laundry and dry cleaning, keep visiting www.tumbledry.in because we post a lot about these things.
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