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How to Remove Sweat Stains From Clothes

Don't toss that tee! This trick will help you remove sweat stains from your clothing so you can salvage your favorite whites and lights.

how to remove sweat stains
Written by
Samantha Bailon
Whether the result of a harried commute, an unexpectedly
warm day
, or a long hike, sweat stains are a universal (and entirely unwelcome) issue. But, if you find that your favorite white
is looking a bit yellow, worry not—learning how to remove sweat stains is an easy feat.
Before we get to the removal process, let’s tackle the negative connotations. First of all, sweat stains are completely normal. Sweat itself is colorless, but once it mixes with your skin's natural bacteria, you're left with the resulting hue. One of the best ways to avoid the issue is to invest in an
eco-friendly antiperspirant
. But on those days when it's not enough, you're just a couple of pantry items away from sweat-stain-free clothes—which keeps you confident while limiting
textile waste

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How to Remove Sweat Stains

how to remove sweat stains
While stain removal tactics can seem tedious, getting rid of sweat stains is pretty simple. Stop sweating the spots and throw your arms in the air—this is how to remove sweat stains.
2 cups warm water
1 cup white vinegar
Hydrogen peroxide
1. Mix white vinegar with warm water. Allow the item to soak in the mixture for at least 30 minutes. (Increase ingredient amount as needed, maintaining a 2:1 ratio.)
2. Flush stained area with hydrogen peroxide and let sit for another 30 minutes. 
3. Wash normally. Before drying, make sure stain is fully removed. If not, repeat the above steps.