Day 83 - Get Rid Of Sweat Stains Naturally
Raise your hand if you love to wear white.
I don't know why, but I've naturally gravitated toward white clothing (especially tops) since I can remember. It's the color I feel most attractive in, it's easy to mix and match with other colors, easy to accessorize, and above all it feels clean and elegant.
I sometimes don't know when to say die with a white top, though. If I have a white t-shirt, for instance, that I love, I will wear it until it's embarrassingly dingy. And I'll have to keep my arms pinned to my sides all day, because no matter how well you care for a white top, after a while sweat stains will develop in the armpit area.
My favorite white racerback tank has started to approach unwearable because of some unsightly yellow stains on the armhole. Fortunately, I found this natural cleaning method from Popsugar that helped me get rid of them.
WHAT YOU NEED
- White vinegar
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Baking soda
WHAT TO DO
I approximated the measurements in this recipe (click the link for more precise ones). I soaked the stained portion of the tank in equal parts water and vinegar for several hours.
Then, I mixed about three parts baking soda to one part salt, and added enough hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. After gently squeezing the vinegar water from the fabric, I laid the garment on a flat surface and applied the paste to the stain in a thick layer with a knife.
I left this to sit for a few more hours, then threw it in the washing machine with a little bit of detergent. When I pulled the top out of the washing machine, the stain was almost completely faded. I think one more round of the same treatment will eradicate it completely.
A word to the wise: it's best to tackle these stains as soon as you notice them, because the longer they sit in the fabric the more stubborn they will be to remove.
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