Tips for removing Underarm & Deodorant Stains

I personally find that SHOUT (pre treatment) works for just about everything

Yellow Underarm:

  • Treat by gently rubbing a bar of laundry soap into the spot. Spritz the spot with water first, then rub bar of soap into spot.
  • Another method is to spray the spot with rubbing alcohol and allow to sit for a few hours before washing.
  • If the yellow stain is dried, make a paste of laundry detergent and apply to area and leave overnight before washing.
  • Recipe: Spray with household vinegar to saturate the stain then rub in a bit of Borax. Place clothing item in a plastic bag and leave overnight. Wash the next day.
  • Perspiration Stains: Mix a solution of water and vinegar (60/40) then sponge onto area. Wash as usual.
  • Mix a solution of 1 quart warm water with 4 TBS table salt, soak garment. Wash as usual. Last two tips are from this page.

Underarm Stain Removal: (For both deodorant & yellowing)

  • Stretch the shirt over a bowl, keep the stain exposed in the middle of the bowl. Pour white household vinegar through the spot three times, then wash as usual. You could also try sponging hot vinegar onto the spot and letting it sit for a few hours before washing.

White Shirts:

  • Pour hydrogen peroxide over the spot and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before washing. Hydrogen peroxide can “bleach” colored fabrics, so use this remedy on whites only.


  • To prevent deodorant stains, apply baking soda to your underarms after applying deodorant. For less hassle, get into the habit of applying deodorant 5 minutes before putting on your shirt.
  • For best results, treat as soon as possible…the longer the stain is allowed to set, the harder it is to remove it.

Note: As always, treat a test area first with method of removal then watch that no permanent damage is done to garment.

This article is from TipNut

PS. Borax, also known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is an important boron compound, a mineral, and a salt of boric acid. It is usually a white powder consisting of soft colorless crystals that dissolve easily in water.

4 thoughts on “Tips for removing Underarm & Deodorant Stains

    • Luke you’re not suppose to put the whole tin on your underarm… 🙂 just a lil but it is not a great idea so rather adopt the habit of waiting 5 minutes before you put on your shirt…

  1. I have tried a number of products to remove pit stains, the only thing I have ever tried that really worked was something called Raise armpit stain remover. It got giant yellow armpit stains out of my husbands football jersey. I am no longer embarrassed to be seen with him in public!

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