Sweating is part of our daily lives, especially during the beautiful and hot summer days. It often leaves yellow stains on our clothes, particularly under the armpits. In addition, these sweat marks are sometimes hard to remove and generally do not leave entirely after a simple machine wash. However, we bring good news for you. In fact, it is possible to get rid of these stains; below are some simple but efficient tips that will help you thoroughly remove these sweat marks and continue to enjoy wearing your favorite white t-shirt.
An essential natural ingredient to have in your closet, baking soda once again works wonders on yellow sweat marks. You can (optionally):
- Soak the stained garment for several hours in a tub of hot water to which you add two tablespoons of baking soda. Rinse it; then wash it at 40°C
- Prepare a paste by pouring a ¼ cup of water and four tablespoons of baking soda. Using a toothbrush, spread the paste over the stain in a thick layer and let it dry until the mixture solidifies. Then, put the fabric in the washing machine: the yellow stain will disappear at the same time as the powder.
Even more powerful than baking soda, soda crystals are very effective in removing yellow sweat marks:
- Pour a cup of soda crystals into a tub filled with 1 liter of hot water.
- Soak your clothes in the mixture for a few minutes, rub lightly and rinse thoroughly with clear water.
White vinegar is the perfect ally for thick fabrics such as sweaters or woolen cardigans:
Dilute white vinegar with water.
Let your garment soak in this mixture for an hour before putting it in the washing machine. If the stain persists, you can gently rub in circular motions to avoid damaging the fabric.
Soak a rag with a bit of hydrogen peroxide.
Rub the stain, rinse, machine wash, and you’re done!
Lemon juice is excellent for removing a stain from delicate fabric.
Squeeze a lemon and collect the juice.
Dilute the juice with water and dab the stained area with this mixture; Allow the area to air dry before washing.
You can combine both lemon juice with baking soda if the stain is very encrusted. Squeeze the juice directly on the stain, rub with the help of a lemon and sprinkle with baking soda, then leave to act for 1 hour before washing your garment in the machine.
Aspirin is well known for relieving headaches. In addition, aspirin is exceptionally effective on removal of sweat marks.
In a half glass of hot water, dissolve three tablets of aspirin.
Put the solution in a spray bottle and spray directly on the stain.
Leave to act for several hours before washing in the washing machine.