How To Remove Deodorant Stains From Clothes Easily And Practically

Most of us have had to refrain from saying goodbye to a wonderful buddy, especially in public, since we don’t want to expose that nasty deodorant-created map pointing to nowhere. Whether you blame it on the cloth or the weather, one thing is certain: deodorant stains are not a pretty sight. Similarly unappealing is the self-consciousness that follows you about all day for fear of displaying your deodorant map to everyone.

After spoiling our beloved brightly colored garments, you may be wondering if wearing deodorants is truly worth it. A wonderful predicament in which you must choose between the devil (body odor) and the deep blue water (deodorant stains). Although this may be an exaggeration, no one likes deodorant stains. Not now, and never again.

What Are The Factors To Consider?

To remove deodorant stains, consider the fabric type and the depth of pigment. Also, if you read the label “dry clean only,” it’s better to ignore your DIY instincts and leave the laundry to the professionals.

Check Out Some Practical Ways To Remove Deodorant Stains From Clothes

Baking soda

Procedure: Mix baking soda with water (3:1) and combine into a paste. Afterward, apply on the stained area(s) then leave for at least an hour to work its magic. Proceed to wash in hot water.

White vinegar

Procedure: Soak the deodorant affect area(s) in white vinegar for at least 60 minutes. After which, brush with an old toothbrush before hand washing or tossing it in the washing machine.

Hydrogen peroxide

Procedure: Mix hydrogen peroxide with dish soap (2:1 teaspoon) and apply to the cloth. Then, scrub with an old toothbrush for at least two minutes. Leave it for an hour and then wash it properly.


When Aspirin isn’t relieving headaches, it’s taking care of deodorant stains on your clothes.

Procedure: Crush an appropriate number of tablets (depending on the amount of affected clothing) into a paste and apply it to 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 the 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.

Bonus tip:

After applying deodorant, wait until it is dry before dressing up. Prevention, as they say, is still better than cure.

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