How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirt

We’ve all ruined at least one favorite shirt during the summer due to the appearance of underarm sweat marks. Even if you go for strong antiperspirants, it’s still possible to get those dreaded stains.

Anyone who has attempted to remove sweat marks knows how stubborn and almost impossible to deal with those areas. There’s some light at the end of the tunnel – a simple and natural solution does exist.

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All that you need to get rid of underarm sweat marks are found in your kitchen. You don’t have to spend hours of scrubbing or a fortune for special products when you use this combination that cuts through sweat stains and leaves the pits of your favorite clothing bright again.

It’s straightforward and easy to use, but also doesn’t cost a fortune. You don’t have to buy any special items at the store either.

The combination is equal parts of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Mix the two together thoroughly and then apply on the pit stain liberally. You’ll need to spread it out with your fingers, working it into the fabric. All you have left to do is wash it.

While this particular mixture is perfect to whiten whites and remove the stains, but it can be used on colored items too.

Hydrogen peroxide is a color-safe bleach, as long as you don’t overdo it and let the concentration sit on clothing far too long. It’s an oxygen bleach, which is color safe.

In fact, many of the color safe bleaches use hydrogen peroxide for their base. To be on the safe side, find a small area of the shirt or blouse that doesn’t show and test the fabric first.

You’ll love the results you get and the fact it only costs pennies, particularly if you’re like me and stock up on both hydrogen peroxide and baking soda when they’re on sale.


To Save your Favorite Shirts, You Have 2 Options:

Using Lemon

You’ll Need:

  • Lemon Juice (Fresh or bottled)
  • Spray Bottle
  • Water


The lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, which is a natural lightening agent.

All that you need to do is fill the spray bottle with equal amounts of lemon juice and water. Shake well.

Spray the underarm areas of your shirts with the solution and allow the vitamin C in lemon juice to act for a couple of minutes.

You may want to leave it on longer for a tougher stain.

The next thing you can do is either toss the shirt in the washing machine or just rinse it with water.

Let the piece dry outside, preferably in sunlight. The sun will boost the effectiveness of vitamin C even further.

This basic procedure should lead to the significant reduction of the sweat stains. If necessary, repeat once again. You will soon notice the sweat marks disappear completely.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Sweat stains are notoriously hard to get rid of. If citrus remedies haven’t worked for you so far, consider this one-two punch of hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing detergent.

You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 part hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 part Dawn (diswashing liquid)


Mix 1 part of Dawn (dish-washing liquid) and 2 parts Hydrogen peroxide plus a couple tbsp of baking soda (optional).

Pour the mixture over the stain and let it sit for one hour. If you are adding baking soda, try to scrub lightly for extra pesky stains.

Wash as usual and stains will be gone like magic.

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Credit: The Huffington Post

About the Author Calleigh

Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.

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