What is the best way to get yellow sweat stains, specifically, out of clothes?

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  1. Laura Schneider profile image92
    Laura Schneiderposted 5 years ago

    What is the best way to get yellow sweat stains, specifically, out of clothes?

    I've got one shirt that is pure cotton and another that is a poly/rayon blend. Both are light-colored and say not to bleach them. Do I dare?

  2. K9keystrokes profile image93
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    Simple methods for removing and preventing nasty yellow sweat stains that can damage your clothing. Just about everything is found in your cupboards! The rest is as easy as following a few directions. Also, a few tips for hiding those sweat stains! read more

  3. Efficient Admin profile image92
    Efficient Adminposted 5 years ago

    You could try a small spot of Oxi Clean in a spray bottle.  I have a cotton white shirt that gets ring around the collar and sometimes yellow stains around the underarms (sorry that sounds gross but it helps make the point) and I spray some OxiClean on those stains, let it sit for about 10 minutes and throw it in the washer and the stains come out.  You could try a real small spot on the poly/rayon blend. I would think it would be okay on the cotton.

    1. fitmom profile image82
      fitmomposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      OxiClean is great! I use it to get stains out all the time!

    2. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Stains are gross, no worries Efficient Admin--real humans all create them from time to time if not daily.

      Thanks for the tips--I'll try them! (OxiClean is on my shopping list)

      fitmom--hey, any mom knows stains; you recommend it too so I'll try it!

  4. coffeegginmyrice profile image84
    coffeegginmyriceposted 5 years ago

    White school uniform shirts easily get visible yellow underarm sweat stains. I remember my ma would soak the shirts in cold water, then, lay them on the grass under the sun towards noon time when the sun is really high. She would squeeze fresh lemon right on the stains.  The sun and lemon did wonders together after washing the shirts in lukewarm water afterwards, then back to sun-dry them on a clothesline.

  5. msorensson profile image70
    msorenssonposted 5 years ago

    Usually the yellow stain is an oxidation product of the common antiperspirants which contain aluminum..Ammonia will dissolve it...You can use the full strength ammonia bought from the store on the cotton..

    I would not use ammonia on the poly rayon blend..maybe use a solution of baking soda...


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