This article is solely based on deodorant stains. How they appear? Precautions to avoid them, and the major part is of how to remove deodorant stains (what done is done, let’s not cry and remove them!).
Imagine getting ready and finding your best piece of cloth stained – a yellow stain! How would you feel? Irritated, right? We can understand the pain; this has happened to all of us; we are on the same boat.
Do you know what has caused them to appear on your shirt, Tshirt, or blouse? A deodorant spray. Yes! Exactly. The thing that we can’t skip or you can say is necessary before heading out of the home to avoid the sweaty smell.
Let us tell you one thing; the yellow stain appears due to the combination of deodorant and sweat. Shocking! But this is the truth. We often wear clothes just after spraying the deodorant, the aluminum salt available in the antiperspirants reacts with the sweat and results in the yellow residue.
Below we have mentioned a few pointers or precautions to take to avoid forming blemishes on garments:
- After sprinkling the deodorant wait for at least 5 minutes, so that deodorant is soaked in the skin and then put on the clothes.
- You can also use alum deodorant (a natural deodorant).
- As soon as you remove the cloth after a day-out, wash it as soon as possible, don’t allow bacteria to mix up with the ingredients in the deodorant to form yellow or white stains on clothes.
These were the ways to avoid the stains, but what if they are already there? How to get deodorant stains out? What will you need for the same? Will it affect the life of your apparel?
Stop thinking, man! They will get out, we assure you about that! But for this to happen, you will need to read the following content with full attention.
You will get surprised at a few ideas on how to remove set-in stains, but all the hacks are verified and can be performed at home. (yeah! That’s true.)
How to Remove Deodorant Stains – Few Real Life Hacks
Every ingredient that you will see on the list will mostly be available at your place. They are everyday-use products.
1. White Vinegar
White vinegar is an acetic acid, which comprises 5-10% acid, and the remaining is water. It is typically used for cleaning windows and doors. And yes, you can use it to clean your stained clothes too.
Soak the stained area of cloth in white vinegar for 45 to 60 minutes. Then take a used or old brush and rub on the stained area. After that, wash it in a washing machine as usual.
And tada! Your stain is gone.
2. Water and lemon juice
Lemon has a natural bleaching effect. And it will help you in removing the deodorant stain.
Create a mixture of lemon juice and water, both in equal parts. Then apply it to the stain and leave it under the sun for soaking. The next step is to wash it, usually in the washing machine, for the perfectly cleaned garment.
3. Baking Soda and Water
Do you know baking soda is an alkali? Alkali helps in removing dirt and stain. Baking soda with water reacts to the acid and removes the stain.
Make a paste of baking soda and water and rub it on the stained area. Leave it to set-in for 2 to 3 hours then wash the garment in hot water. Ever thought you would use baking soda to clean clothes? Isn’t it amazing?
4. Nylon Stockings
This one is more shocking. Yes, you can use nylon stockings to remove the yellow residue form apparel. It is more like transferring the stain from one to another.
The easiest one on the list. Rub clean nylon stockings or a dry towel on the stained area in a circular motion. Then wash it with biological detergent in the washing machine.
Aspirin can literally lessen your pain in this case too. No, you don’t have to take medicine. But give it to your stained garment. (Not in a literal way!) Crush four to five aspirin and make a paste by adding water. Apply it to the damaged area and wash the garment as usual. But remember this one is only for white clothes, it may harm dark-colored clothing.
*Note: If the stain is still light when you notice it, use a damp cloth and wipe it off, it may go away!
Deodorant Stain-free Garment:-
After using the above tactics, you will have clean cloth on your hand to slay it at any party. What else you need? Plus, the hacks mentioned had ingredients that you can find at your place. To avoid spending much money on laundry, use these real-life hacks that are easy and effective.
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