ost of us have had to pass on waving that good friend goodbye, especially in public because we really don’t want to reveal that unpleasant deodorant-created map leading to nowhere. Blame it on the fabric or weather, one thing is sure: deodorant stains are not a pleasure sight to behold. Equally unpleasable is the over-consciousness that stalks you all day for fear of revealing your deodorant map to everyone. Bummer!
After ruining our favorite dark colored clothes, you’re probably starting to wonder if using deodorants might be really worth it. A perfect scenario of choosing between the devil (body odor) or the deep blue sea (deodorant stains). This might be a bit of an exaggeration but certainly, no one wants deodorant stains. Not now, not ever.
What are the factors to consider?
To get rid of deodorant stains, you need to put into consideration the fabric type and the depth of stain. Also, whenever you see the label “dry clean only” it’s best to put that DIY urge aside and leave it to the laundry experts.
Check out a few ways to get rid of deodorant stains…
1. Baking soda
Procedure: Mix baking soda with water (3:1) and combine into a paste. Afterwards, apply on the stained area(s) then leave for at least an hour to work it’s magic. Proceed to wash in hot water.
2. White vinegar
Procedure: Soak the deodorant affect area9s) in white vinegar for at least 60 minutes. After which, brush with an old toothbrush before hand washing or tossing in the washing machine.
3. Hydrogen peroxide
Procedure: Mix hydrogen peroxide with dish soap (2:1 teaspoon) and apply on the cloth. Then, scrub with an old toothbrush for at least two minutes. Leave it for an hour and then wash properly.
When Aspirin isn’t relieving headaches, it’s taking care of deodorant stains on your clothes. Procedure: Crush appropriate number of tablets (depends on the amount of affected clothing) into a paste and apply on white clothes only. Allow to sit for about 30 minutes then wash accordingly.
When life gives you lemons, you can decide to make lemonades or a deodorant stain remover. Procedure: Squeeze lemon juice directly on stained area(s) then sprinkle salt. This is a very acidic combination and you can literally see the deodorant stains vanish as you thoroughly rub the mixture into the fabric.
- After applying deodorant, wait until it is dry before dressing up. Prevention, as they say, is still better than cure.
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