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How to Remove Deodorant Stains with Baking Soda

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Remove Deodorant Stains with Baking Soda

We all hate deodorant stains that stain our clothes and leave them looking dirty and old. Deodorants are more aggressive than they appear because they contain substances that adhere to fabric and remain despite washing. So if you want to overcome this problem and keep your clothes in perfect condition, follow the tips in this OneHowTo.com article how to remove deodorant stains with baking soda. You'll be surprised!

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Steps to follow:
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In the event that the garment is coloured, we suggest you try to remove the stain using a grease cleaning product or using the following home remedy with baking soda and white vinegar.

Mix 2 cups of white vinegar, 1/2 cup of baking soda, 2 cups of hot water and 1 tablespoon of washing up liquid. Then, wet the stain with this solution and leave it take effect for at least 2 hours. After that, wash your clothes as usual and the deodorant stain will completely disappear.

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If, however, the garment is white and the deodorant stains did not come out with bleach, we recommend implementing the following tips. First, wet the entire garment with water and wring well. Rub the armpit of the garment with bar of soap until you create foam and then add a little baking soda to each armpit, rubbing vigorously. Let the mixture sit for two hours prior to washing. If your stain is oily, check this tutorial.

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After 2 hours have passed, it is important that you rinse the garment with warm water and check to see that the deodorant stains have completely disappeared. If not, you can return to repeat the procedure from the beginning and try rubbing the bicarbonate of soda mixture in the help of a soft-bristled brush for a more successful result.

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Finally, when there is no trace of deodorant stains on the garment, wash it as you usually do. It is always advisable check the label of the garment to see if special care is required. If you do this, your clothes will be as good as new.

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It is important to hang the clothes in the sun so they can air dry, and remember to place colored garments inside out so the shade does not look damaged or remains unchanged.

Hanging your clothes in the sun is also effective if you want to get rid of bad odors from clothes without washing them.

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Overall, to prevent your clothes from getting worse because of deodorant, it is important that you clean the garment as soon as you notice a stain.

To do this, you must take off your shirt and stretch it as much as you can, get yourself a wet wipe (for cleansing or for babies) and rub the area hard. If you take your time, you will erase the deodorant stain. For more advice and tips on washing stains off clothes, we recommend:

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