How to Remove Underarm Residue

Shirts that you wear often can accumulate underarm residue and stains. This is usually due to the minerals in your deodorant reacting with your sweat and the fabric of your shirt. You can treat underarm residue effectively if you do so right away. You also can utilize gentle home cleaning products to accomplish this task. This cleaning method will remove any odors associated with the residue as well.

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Vinegar is effective in treating underarm residue.

Step 1

Fill a clean basin or sink with one part white vinegar to two parts water.

Step 2

Place the clothing in the vinegar and water solution and let them soak for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Remove the clothing and spray, rub or squirt laundry stain remover onto the areas affected by the residue.

Step 4

Wash the clothing according to the cleaning directions on the label.


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