Remove the sweat stains

It’s hard not to sweat the second you step out in California’s  hot heat. If your shirts are marked with sweat stains that won’t disappear after a regular machine wash then put these tricks to the test.

Baking soda

Create a stain-removing paste by mixing ¼ cups of warm water with four tablespoons of baking soda. Generously apply the paste to the stained area and lightly agitate the shirt with a soft white washcloth. Leave the paste to absorb for 30 minutes before rinsing and machine washing.

Aspirin

This aspirin concoction can help remove yellow stains from a white shirt. Crush two aspirin tablets and dissolve it in half a cup of warm water in a shallow bucket. Soak the shirt for two hours.

Salt

Also great for targeting yellow stains, add four tablespoons of salt to one litre of hot water. Rather than soaking the whole shirt, use a sponge to dab the solution onto the stained areas until they disappear.

Lemons

Thanks to their bleaching qualities, lemons work wonders on stained white shirts. Make a solution of equal parts lemon juice and water and gently scrub the affected area. Put the shirt into the washing machine for a final wash.

Vinegar

Vinegar will not only get rid of sweat stains, it will help remove the smell of them too. Pour a splash of white undistilled vinegar directly onto the underarm area and rub it into the shirt with a gentle white washcloth. Follow with a machine wash.

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