Even though I am a stay at home mom I do kind of have a uniform. I
tend to wear t-shirts and jeans almost every day. Even in the winter I
wear long sleeve t-shirts most of the days. The only thing I change is
what color shirt I am wearing. I know it’s boring, but it makes it
really easy to get dressed in the morning.
The one problem I have is with the armpit stains in the t-shirts. It
doesn’t matter what brand I buy, within a couple of months my white
shirts have a nasty yellow ring under the arms. In some of the shirts,
it is not so bad and noticeable, but the plain white shirts are
horrible. It gets so bad, that I am even embarrassed to wear the shirt.
So, I was thrilled when a couple of years ago I found the best way to
remove armpit stains. I now make up a batch of cleaner every couple of
months and my white t-shirts can always stay white. The best part is it
only takes a few minutes of my time and is very cheap to remove armpit
It’s really easy to see all the staining in my shirt, it’s there and
gross. I had stopped wearing this shirt because it was too yellow under
the armpits. I have heard that the yellowing is from the deodorant, not
your actual sweat. But, still, it is so gross! I am ready to remove
armpit stains from this shirt.I start by making up a batch of the armpit
stain cleaner. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide, and 1
cup of water in a bowl. It is a very watery mixture, don’t worry about
that it will still remove armpit stains. I just spoon or pour it on to
the armpit areas. You can see below how the watery mixture soaks in the
shirt and the baking soda sits on top.
I start by making up a batch of the armpit stain cleaner. Mix 1/2 cup
baking soda, 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide, and 1 cup of water in a bowl.
It is a very watery mixture, don’t worry about that it will still remove
armpit stains. I just spoon or pour it on to the armpit areas. You can
see below how the watery mixture soaks in the shirt and the baking soda
sits on top.
Then I put it in my laundry room sink and let it sit overnight. In
the morning, I just put in the washing machine with hot water and soap.
You may want to do a double rinse on the shirts. They tend to get stiff
from all of the baking soda. When I remove them from the washing machine
the stains are almost gone. You can repeat the process if you still
have some stains.
You can do three or four shirts with the amount, so you may want to
wait until you have a couple of shirts to do. Although I have tried this
a couple of times on different colored shirts, I don’t recommend you do
it unless you are willing to possibly ruin the shirt. It works
fantastic on white shirts, but I have heard that hydrogen peroxide can
bleach colors. If you are dealing with deodorant stains on dark shirts
you can try this trick on how to remove deodorant build up from dark
You don’t need to throw out those deodorant stained shirts anymore.
Get rid of those embarrassing armpit stains easily and overnight. This
really is the best way to remove armpit stains. It has saved so many of
my favorite shirts.