Homemade Laundry Stain Remover: Bye Bye Armpit Stains

I know what you’re thinking: pit stains…GROSS! Well, let’s just face facts…it happens to everyone. That perfectly crisp, white shirt gets yellow stains and who knows what else accumulated in the armpits. And I’ll venture to say that the majority of the people reading this also have a few white shirts in their drawers or closet that are just plain dingy! Am I right? 
Well, thankfully I’m here to tell you that you can totally restore those items with little to no work and it doesn’t include Clorox. After all, does Clorox always get those nasty build-ups out of the pits of your shirts? Highly doubt it!
After reading up on some different uses for household items and checking out what I have in my house, I figured I’d give 3 inexpensive products a try on my white shirts. I only tested one armpit so I could really see the difference. WOW! I was truly amazed! I had no clue that it would work so well. Spray and Shout, what? Tide? No Way! Clorox foam? FORGET IT! I’m totally hooked and will never go back to those other stain removers. Now that I have you by the seat of your pants, let’s dive right into this concoction. :)
All You Will Need:
Baking Soda
Mixing Bowl
Scrub Brush or Pad
How To:
I simply combined 1 part Dawn dish liquid with 2 parts peroxide and a liberal amount of baking soda. I mixed it up and used my sponge to apply my thin paste. I scrubbed on the one armpit for a few minutes and decided to let it sit for about 1 hour. After one hour, I placed it in the washing machine as normal.
See for yourself! :)

Not ONLY can you see the difference, but you can smell the difference. I know you’re thinking that’s totally gross, but honestly it gets that nasty build up of body odor mixed with deodorant out! :)

It’s time to say bye bye to all of those extra laundry stain removers, and check out some of the products you have laying around your house!

 Do YOU have any homemade recipes for cleaning that you think are great? If so, feel free to share in the comments below or contact me!


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  1. Amanda says

    Great tip! My friend and I have a laundry service and we come across all types of stains. We use white vinegar as a stain remover for most stains. Mix a solution of equal parts white vinegar and warm water to remove moderately saturated stains or apply a paste of baking soda and white vinegar to muscle out stubborn stains. The mildness of the vinegar means there’s no risk of destroying the

  2. says

    I am going to have to try this. Have you tried soaking whole items in it? I have crib sheets, and whole under shirts of my husband that get the dingies bad. Right now I am soaking them in warm water and bleach but I dont like having to do that and it only does an 8 out of 10 job.
    I am thinking make a large batch and soak with hot water in a tub for an hr, just wondering if you have done

  3. says

    I personally use baking soda frequently for removing stains from garments. I also use it to clean the kitchen sink, the worktops and to remove odours from the fridge. Baking soda is a great natural all purpose cleaner and it is a cheap option compared to the toxic cleaners sold on the market.

  4. says

    I should visit more often. :( I recently threw and replaced several shirts because I couldn’t get stains out. Boooo! I also recently have read some interesting uses for baking soda, ie: face wash and shampoo, but I’m not quite sure I’m bold enough to use it for either of those things. Maybe one day, in the meantime – pit stains here I come!!!