Hydrogen Peroxide for Sweat Stains

Are those ugly sweat stains too stubborn for you to get rid of? I’m sure you have left no stone unturned to do away with those nasty stains around the underarm area of that crisp, white shirt that used to be your once-upon-a-time favourite! If nothing else has worked for you, try hydrogen peroxide to lift those stains. We promise you wouldn’t complain again!

Hydrogen Peroxide for Sweat Stains

BENEFITS OF USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE FOR SWEAT STAINS

  • Hydrogen peroxide is inexpensive and easily available.
  • Hydrogen peroxide is a natural whitening agent. It helps remove stain in no time.
  • Soaking your sweat stained shirt in diluted vinegar would help do away with discoloration which is a result of a reaction between your body and the antiperspirants that you use. Hydrogen peroxide helps lift stains effectively when combined with the abrasive nature of salt and baking soda.

WAYS TO USE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE FOR SWEAT STAINS

You can use Hydrogen peroxide to remove sweat stains in two ways:

1.HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND WATER TO REMOVE STAINS

Things that you need:

  • Hydrogen peroxide-1 cup
  • Water-1 cup

Method

  • Mix hydrogen peroxide and water in 1 : 1 ratio.
  • Pour the solution on the stained areas of your shirt.
  • Soak for half-an-hour.
  • Launder as usual and let it dry.
  • See if the stains have faded away. If not, pour stronger hydrogen peroxide solution (with 2 parts hydrogen peroxide and 1 part water) on the sweat stains and wait for another 30 minutes. Wash off.

2.HYDROGEN PEROXIDE COMBINED WITH SALT, BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR TO REMOVE STAINS

Things that you need:

  • Hydrogen peroxide- 1 tablespoon
  • Salt- 1 tablespoon
  • Baking soda- ½ cup
  • Vinegar- 1 cup, warm water- 2cups

Method

  • Mix warm water with vinegar in a bowl and soak your sweat stained shirt for at least twenty minutes.
  • Remove your shirt from the vinegar solution and squeeze out excess water from it.
  • Lay the shirt on a flat surface (preferably covered with a towel).
  • Mix hydrogen peroxide, salt and baking soda together.
  • Let all the stains be coated with the mixture.
  • Wash the shirt in the laundry as usual.

Additional tips

  • For white fabrics, 3% hydrogen peroxide works best.