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March 24, 20050 found this helpful

My teenage sons are very active. Consequently, their shirts have an odor and perspiration stains even after laundering. They take showers everyday and use a deodorant but they still perspire. Does anyone have any solutions to my problem. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have to get the stains out of their clothes.

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By Rose (Guest Post)
March 24, 20050 found this helpful

Try adding Borax (laundry isle of Walmart or grocery) to your wash. I also add white vinager as a rinse agent. No smell.

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By Barbie (Guest Post)
March 24, 20050 found this helpful

I would soak them in vinegar water over night.....when I was young my mother always used a spray bottle full of vinegar to remove the "pit smell" (as my brother put it) from my brothers shirts....then wash as usual....vinegar neutralizes many many odors and when the dry the vinegar smell dissipates

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By Rae (Guest Post)
May 23, 20060 found this helpful

A wet tissue found it's way into my darks load. Now there is tissue on everything and it won't come off with a lint roller. What do I do?

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By a (Guest Post)
October 26, 20070 found this helpful

i think baking soda added to your washing, takes out odors, it may remove the stained spots too. I used 1/2 to 1 cup, plus i used my Ariel powder laundry soap along with it.

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October 22, 2009

How do you remove armpit stains from shirts? Are there any additives you can add to the wash cycle to keep them from developing?

By Leslie from Riverton, WY

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October 22, 20090 found this helpful

Perioxide - If the shirt is light colored. Peroxide can sometimes fade darker colors. You can either pour it on, or spray it on. It's best to let it sit for a few minutes before laundering. I'll spray it on, then let it sit for the time it takes my washer to fill up. I buy the peroxide when it's on sale at 2 bottles for $1 at Wallgreens or a local drug store. I then put it in a well marked spray bottle & keep it in my laundry area. It's good to remove any organic stain (for example, it will remove grape juice, but not grape kool-aid which has an artificial dye).

Oxyclean in the wash cycle can also help. Another thing that can help is for the shirt's owner to exfoliate their armpits once a week by scrubbing with a hand full of plain sugar while in the shower to remove built up deodorant & old skin cells & to use regular deodorant in place of an antiperspirant.

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October 26, 20090 found this helpful

Try soaking the area with white vinegar / baking soda paste and let it sit for a day then launder as usual but add a little more vinegar and baking soda to the water. It worked for me.

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October 26, 20090 found this helpful

I have been using cold water Tide with amazing results. I put a small amount and rub the insides of the shirts and wash inside out.

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I also use around the collar area. I line dry and/or use a rack to dry shirts. I find they last longer and the underarm odor is not set by the heat of dryer.

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March 5, 2016

I've read others blogs on other sites and have been doing the peroxide and Dawn spraying, but it's not working. What say you? Barkeepers? I read for t works for sunscreen removal, but ya gotta be careful w/that stuff, there's no soaking time with that one.
Thanks!

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April 13, 2011

I have these dark stains in the underarm section of my white/bone blouses and shirts. The blouses are white and the long sleeve shirt is a Lycra knit. How do remove the stains? I have tried Oxiclean in my HE machine, but it did not work. Thank you.

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By Sheila from So. Hadley, MA

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March 31, 2011

How to get underarm stains from both black and white t-shirts?

By robin from Pocono mountains, PA

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March 31, 20110 found this helpful

Believe it or not you can soak the white ones in water and just toss in a couple of tablets of plain white aspirin - yup aspirin. I've no idea if this works on black.

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April 1, 20110 found this helpful

I tried a rememdy recommended by a previous post and it worked great on whites. I don't know about colors, though. For the whites, mix a couple of scoups of "Oxi-Clean" with hot water in a sink, etc.

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Add clothing and let set over night. Launder as usual. It removerd old set in persperation stains. I also tried it on old, set-in blood stains and it removed 95% of therm.

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March 29, 2011

What is the best solution for old underarm stains? They are mostly on the white colors. They are all yellow, both under the arm and on the collar.

By Thea from Phoenix, AZ

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March 30, 20110 found this helpful

Believe it or not, you soak it in a couple of tablets of plain old aspirin.

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March 30, 20110 found this helpful

Sorry, aspirin and water. I reread it and it appeared to be unclear.

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September 24, 2016

How can I remove old stubborn stain on collars and arm-pit areas?

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February 27, 2011

I need a perspiration smell/stain remover. The smell stays even after washing.

By Harriet from TX

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March 8, 20110 found this helpful

Try using lemon scented ammonia in the rinse about a cup should do it.

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February 19, 20080 found this helpful

MY husband's shirts used to come back from the cleaners with a foul underarm odor, then I read a tip somewhere about spraying underarms of shirts with vinegar water before washing.

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September 29, 20000 found this helpful

How do I get underarm stains off of my white tank tops?

Debbie

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May 19, 20090 found this helpful

Try soaking it in a mixture of Oxy Clean, baking soda and water before laundering.

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July 6, 20170 found this helpful

Some deodorants can help remove stained underarms on your clothing. This is a guide about use deodorant to remove underarm stains.

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful

Hydrogen peroxide and sunlight may help your remove stubborn yellow perspiration stains. This is a guide about cleaning underarm stains on white t-shirts.

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