How to remove the sweat smell in clothing

How to remove the sweat smell in clothing

Excessive sweating, in addtion to leaving sweat stains on clothing, gives off a bad smell that permeates the clothes. In fact, many times, the smell of sweat stays in the clothing and doesn't go away even after washing. To solve the problem and try to remove the smell of sweat in clothing once and for all, read the following article at for some useful tips.

Steps to follow:

Firstly, the best plan of action is to deal quickly with the clothing that has a sweat smell. In doing so, you'll succeed in removing the smell of sweat effectively and avoid, at the same time permanent yellow stains.


If you notice that after washing certain clothes, there's still an unpleasant smell of sweat, you can resort to one of the following home remedies. One that works well is to use baking soda mixed with water. Make a paste using both ingredients and apply it to the armpits, then leave it on during the night.


Or, if you'd prefer, instead of applying baking soda directly, add a small cup to the laundry detergent that you normally use to wash clothes. It can be effective to neutralize and eliminate the odour of sweat in the clothes.


Another home remedy for removing the sweat smell in clothing is to use vinegar. Put white vinegar in a spray bottle and mix it with the same amount of water. Then, spray the liquid onto the sweaty areas and leave it on for approximately 10 minutes. Then you can wash the item.


In addition to vinegar, another natural ingredient that's effective for neutralising the sweat smell in clothing is lemon. In the same way, mix the lemon juice with the same amount of water and using a cloth or sponge, apply the mixture to the affected areas.


Furthermore, it's advisable to put clothes away right after washing, to prevent them from acquiring a musty smell. Let the clothes air dry and don't use a dryer if the smell hasn't disappeared, because the heat will cause the odours to imprint and become harder to remove.

If you are in an emergency and need to make your clothes smell good without washing them, learn how to do it.

If you would like to stop smelling altogether, read our article on how to stop smelling naturally.

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