How to Get Rid of Armpit Stains on Clothes

Pre-treat the armpit area of clothing when washing to reduce stains.

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Sweat happens to your clothes, when you're out all night in the club and when you're just kicking it at home. Don't let perspiration stains come between you and your must-wear items. If you've got yellowed armpits or stink-bomb shirts, it's time to ramp up your cleaning tactics. Many common household items take the stink out of body odor and the sweat stain out of clothes. Give one or all of them a try to save your shirts and keep the wardrobe peace in your closet.


Pre-treat armpit stains with liquid laundry detergent before washing. Then wash the clothes in the hottest water that's acceptable for your garment.


Mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup ammonia to remove armpit stains from white shirts. Dab the ammonia solution on your shirt's armpit area, then put your clothes in the laundry. Wash using laundry detergent and water at the appropriate setting.


Treat stubborn stains with a baking soda paste: Mix 4 tbsp. baking soda with 1/2 cup warm water, then apply the paste to the stains. Let your baking soda sit for a couple of hours before washing your shirt as normal. This takes out both stains and odors.


Dip the stained item in distilled white vinegar, then scrub the vinegar onto the fabric with a soft-bristled brush. Wash the garment with other your laundry.

Things You'll Need


1.Liquid laundry detergent

3.Baking soda

5.Soft bristled scrub brush


4.Distilled white vinegar


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