How to remove Deodorant Stains

            We all tend to sweat and consequently we make use of anti-per spirants and deodorants to ward off the terrible, pungent odor which accompanies sweat. Although these deodorants make us smell good and fresh, yet they can leave behind exasperating stains as well. There is a chemical in almost all anti-per spirants, namely aluminum. This chemical plays an important role in refraining us from sweating and from giving off a bad odor. Yet it comes with certain consequences. This very aluminum can react with the salts of your sweat and leave behind a yellowish stain.

          Such deodorant stains can be very humiliating; and the worst part is that you get to know of this stain once you are taking off your shirt. Luckily there are some preventive measures which can enable you to avoid any such humiliating scenario. Moreover, if your clothes do get stained, then all you have to do is embark upon the following stain removal methods and your deodorant stains will soon become part of history. Hereby, we elaborate immensely effective and inexpensive stain removal methods for white clothes, colored clothes and generally all sorts of clothes; so that whenever you encounter these deodorant stains, you will be more than ready to battle them.

Method One (For Removal of deodorant stains from white clothes)

         Deodorant stains on white clothes are pretty prominent and owing to this reason, they are all the more exasperating as well. Yellowish stains on white clothes stand out vividly, yet you need not despair; since the following method will restore your clothes to their original, immaculate, white glory.

Things that you will require:

·      Ammonia/ white vinegar
·       Hot Water
·      Laundry pre wash stain remover
·      Laundry detergent

Steps that you need to take:

1.  First of all, you need to check whether the deodorant stain you are dealing with happens to be fresh or old. This is because; there is a slightly different method for both the stains.

2.  If the stain happens to be a bit old, then take hold of distilled white vinegar. Apply it onto the stained area and allow it to sit there for almost half an hour.

3.  On the other hand, if the stain we are dealing with is fresh, then get some ammonia and apply it on the deodorant stain. It too should be allowed to sit for almost half an hour.

4.  Once this time period is over, rinse away either ammonia or vinegar with water carefully so that all traces of chemical are removed.

5.  Afterwards, treat the deodorant stained area with a pre wash laundry stain remover.

6.  Eventually, launder the garment like you normally do but make sure that you make use of the hottest water possible to get rid of any stain remnants satisfactorily.

Tips and Warnings:

1.  It is best to treat deodorant stains as swiftly as possible, because if left to sit on the garment for a long time, they can start discoloring the fabric.

2.  Do not use vinegar and ammonia at the same time as one is a base and the other is an acid. Application of both chemicals would neutralize them and the consequent effect would be nil.

3.  Make sure that the stain has gone entirely before placing the garment in dryer; otherwise it is quite probable that you might set the stain further.

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Method Two (For Removal of Deodorant Stains from Colored Clothes)

       Although deodorant stains on white clothes look pretty bad, but their effect on colored ones is equally bad as well, since they can leave behind either a darkened patch or lightened patch which stands out distinctly and looks embarrassing. Yet there is nothing to fret about, since with the right knowledge and timely action, this problem can be fixed satisfactorily.

Things that you will require:

·      Ammonia
·      Water
·      2 aspirins
·      Laundry detergent
·      Clean cloths

Steps that you need to take:

1.  Primarily, you need to make a cleaning solution to get rid of deodorant stains. T make this solution, you will have to combine a quarter cup of water with a quarter cup of ammonia.

2.  Using a clean cloth, apply this solution onto the stained area and dab gently. Afterwards, launder the cloth paying heed to the manufacturer’s instructions.

3.  However, if the stain persists and refuses to budge, despite the application of ammonia solution, then you can take help of the magic medicine i.e. aspirin. Aspirin is not only a wonder drug to treat all sorts of bodily pains; rather it can also act as an effective cleaning agent.

4.  What you will have to do is take two aspirins and crush them. Afterwards, dissolve them, into half a cup of very hot water. Voila! Aspirin solution will be at your disposal.

5.  Using a clean cloth, again dab this solution onto the deodorant stained area and allow it to sit there for a couple of hours so that it can carry out its cleansing action effectively.

6.  Next, pour a few drops of liquid laundry detergent directly onto the deodorant stain and work it gently onto it.

7.  Eventually, launder the fabric as usual.

Tips and Warnings:

1.  Since Ammonia is a base therefore it can cause serious reaction if exposed directly to the skin. Thus, it is strongly recommended that protective gloves should be worn before handling it.

2.  Meat tenderizer is very effective for the removal of dried and set-in deodorant stains.

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Method Three (For Removal of Deodorant Stains from all clothes)

        Given below is a general method which can help you to take care of almost all sorts of deodorant stains on almost all kinds of clothes. It has been tried and tested a number of times and has proved to yield satisfactory results. Moreover, the ingredients which the following method deploys to get rid of deodorant stains are very inexpensive, completely natural and are readily available at almost every household.

Things that you will require:

·      4 table spoons of baking soda
·      Half cup of warm water
·      Liquid laundry detergent
·      Water
·      Lemons
·      Bowl

Steps that you need to take:

1.  The first step deals with making a cleaning solution by the combination of 4 table spoons of baking soda with half cup of warm water. Baking soda is a very effective absorbing agent and it will absorb all the odor and stain particles.

2.  Apply this baking soda paste onto the deodorant stained area and rub it gently you’re your fingers so that it is worked onto the stain.

3.  Allow this paste to sit onto the stain again for an hour or two so that it can work effectively.

4.  Afterwards, take hold of a strong liquid laundry detergent and pour few of its dollops directly onto the stained area. Rub this detergent gently to agitate the soap and then continue with your usual laundering.

5.  On the other hand, if the stain refuses to come out despite the application of baking soda paste, then it’s time to deploy the magical stain-lifting powers of citrus.

6.  Take a bowl and squeeze out some lemons into it. Then add an equal amount of water to match the amount of lemon juice.

7.  Apply this lemon juice solution onto the deodorant stained area and allow it to sit there for an hour or half.

8.  Finally, launder the garment.

Tips and Warnings:

1.  This baking soda solution can also be used to get rid of collar rings. All you have to do is apply the paste onto the collar rings, leave it lying there for almost an hour and then rinse it off.

2.  Spraying the stained area with rubbing alcohol and then allowing it to sit there for some time before washing is also an effective way to counter deodorant stains.

3.  Before embarking on any stain removal process, primarily check it out on an inconspicuous area of the garment.

4.  It is best to wear a cotton shirt underneath your dressy clothes so that any aggravating deodorant stains might be prevented.

5.  A simple salt solution can also be made use of to treat perspiration and deodorant stains. The method of making this salt solution is extremely simple. All you have to do is mix 4 table spoons of salt with half cup of water and then apply it onto the stained area.

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