How to remove and prevent armpit stains from your shirts!

It goes without saying that yellow armpit stains are not a good look for your crisp white dress shirts. But, do not let those yellow sweat stains make you throw away your shirts. If you have ever wanted to know how to remove deodorant stains, why not try the methods below. Depending on how long the stain has been there, you might have to try different methods, and repeat them in order to remove more stubborn stains.

Removing sweat stains from your shirt

Here is a list of proven method to get rid of armpit stains on shirts:

This is the most effective method.

  • You will need 1 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide. (Be careful when handling hydrogen peroxide because it can be dangerous so make sure to follow the link and familiarize yourself with the safety information.)
  • Mix together the baking soda, salt, and hydrogen peroxide until it forms a paste. Remove the shirt from the vinegar water and gently squeeze until the shirt is just damp. Lay flat on a towel-covered work surface and coat the stains with the mixture. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural whitening agent, and baking soda and salt work together to lift the stain. Let sit for at least 20 minutes.
  • Put the shirt in the laundry with a load of whites and wash. Voilà! Now you can take off your jacket and raise your arms proudly without worrying about flashing nasty stains.

Baking Soda Method

  • Mix four tablespoons of baking soda with one quarter cup water.
  • Scrub the paste into the armpits with an old toothbrush or fingernail brush.
  • Let sit for an hour.
  • Wash and dry with low heat.

Vodka Method

  • Make a solution of vodka and water.
  • Spray it onto sweat stains before washing.

Here is how to prevent future armpit stains.

All you need to do to prevent armpit stains is to swap your deodorant (antiperspirant) Yes, it is that simple. You could opt for a natural deodorant and in case you are wondering, you could look at this blog post at to know more about the perks of using a natural deodorant. Swapping out your drugstore deodorant with a natural one could just do the trick for you.

However, if you are still not convinced, there are experts who agree that aluminum – a pore-blocking agent found in many deodorants – combined with sweat is the cause of the discolouration. Simply swapping your current stick for a deodorant that does not contain aluminum is the easy fix.