Who hasn’t had take off a shirt that was just put on just to try to remove deodorant stains?
It’s very annoying to come out of the shower, put on deodorant, get dressed and stain our shirts and t-shirts with a product that hasn’t dried yet.
We’re always rushing to work or to take the kids to school in the mornings so we don’t have time to wait the 5 or 10 minutes needed for deodorant to dry completely before getting dressed.
So, by the end of the week we have 5 stained blouses, shirts and t-shirts ready to be put in the washing machine. But wash after wash they lose their color, texture and texture. The clothes get damaged each time they go in and out of the washing machine and what’s worse is that the stains remain.
Although deodorant manufacturers try, these horrible stains keep appearing after every application, ruining the clothes we’ve just put on.
It’s time to find a solution. We at Mr Jeff will help you remove deodorant stains in the most effective way and look for alternatives to maintain your clothes better. Let’s take a look at the best tricks for removing deodorant stains from clothes.
Mr Jeff removes deodorant stains for you
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How to remove deodorant stains from clothes: The product
Deodorants are designed to combat the odor caused by sweat, their scent and ingredients mask the odor of our body. They also avoid the skin’s natural perspiration. The main ingredient of antiperspirants is aluminium salts, a component that, when it comes into contact with sweat, acts by blocking its exit through the sweat glands.
Deodorant doesn’t stop us from sweating, it’s a normal bodily function. The concoction of all these ingredients and components contained in these deodorants is the cause of stains on our clothes.
During the first few hours after applying deodorant, it’s usually very effective but as time goes by sweat can appear, mixing with the deodorant and sticking to our clothes. It’s impossible to avoid these kinds of stains and the only thing we can do is to combat it with all our anti-stain weapons.
How to remove deodorant stains from clothes: home remedies
We love grandmother’s tips for removing stains and that’s why, in many cases, they are more effective than the best brands cleaning products. To remove deodorant sweat stains and the yellowish stains we often find around the armpit areas, these are the most effective natural products:
- Salt: Dissolve a few tablespoons of salt in a bucket with hot water and let the garment soak. Once soaked, rub the stain directly with salt and later, wash the garment in the washing machine as normal.
- Lemon: Squeeze a lemon, apply it directly onto the stain and leave it absorb for a few minutes. After this, rub the stain until it disappears. We can also let the garment soak in a bucket with warm water and lemon juice.
- These first two ingredients can be combined. Dampen the stain in lemon juice and rub in a pinch of salt with a toothbrush or something similar.
- Vinegar has a very similar effect to that of the lemon. The application is the same, soak and rub. The vinegar can also be added to the washing machine drawer when doing the final wash.
- Bicarbonate of soda: dissolve a spoon of bicarbonate of soda in water until you get a paste which you rub into the stain. Let it absorb well before rubbing it in and then put it in the washing machine.
- Ammonia: this product should never be applied directly onto the garment as it would cause damage. Moisten a cloth with water, apply a few drops of ammonia and rub it onto the garment gently.
- Asprin: its application is the same as the bicarbonate of soda. Dissolve it in some water to make a paste and apply it onto the garment. Let it absorb before putting it in the washing machine.
The last step for cleaning the garment is to wash it in the washing machine as normal to remove the remains of the products we have used and see if there is any stain left after treating it.
In general, all the products we have mentioned are very effective when it comes to whitening clothes, a topic we covered at Mr Jeff a few weeks ago. Here is the link for those who haven’t read the article about the best tips for washing white clothes.
Alternatives to deodorant
Deodorant is something that most of us could not go a day without. Even so, for those with allergies, natural product lovers and those looking for more natural alternatives to traditional deodorants, we have compiled a list of products which act as a natural deodorant.
Some time ago, alum deodorants became very popular. This is a stone composed of mineral salts whose function is similar to that of a traditional deodorant although somewhat less effective.
To apply it, we must wet the stone and rub it on our armpits. When in contact with the water, the stone dissolves and is absorbed into our body. After application, we must dry the stone to avoid damaging it.
The Organization of Consumers and Users published an article dedicated to this product. You can read it here if you want to know more.
We can find natural ingredients in our kitchens that help us fight sweat and its unpleasant odor:
- Lemon juice: squeeze a lemon and apply it with a cotton ball.
- Alcohol: in spray form it is more comfortable for us to apply it.
- Bicarbonate of soda
Especially when applying alcohol and lemon juice, we must make sure that we don’t have any wound or irritated area on the armpits.
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