Natural Hacks to Get Rid of Anti-Perspirant Marks and Strains
All of us wear deodorants, specifically in summers. They’re a huge help, but sometimes, they’re not so helpful for our clothes. They leave those ugly white strains on them, which look like you’ve powdered your arm-pits while wearing clothes.
In order to lose these strains, you don’t have to throw your clothes away. Dry cleaning is also a very expensive alternative.
So, today we are going to talk about a few natural DIY tricks to remove deodorant strains from your clothes. It is very important that you test each method on a small part of your cloth before applying it over a large area, this will help you sort out if the method has any bad effects.
Use of Salt
Salt granules can be really helpful to remove the deodorant traces from your clothes. Moreover, it can be used with equal effectiveness on both colored and white clothes. Take a small quantity of table salt, apply it over the part where anti-perspirant strains are evident. Don’t forget to wet the area before application. Spread it over evenly and leave the cloth for 10-12 hours. After the required time, soak the cloth in warm water, and apply some more table salt over it. Rub if off gently. After doing all this, you’ve to put the cloth in the washer and wash it over as per the fabric requirements.
Your cloth is strain-free once again!
Apply a little amount of vinegar over the strained part of the fabric and leave it for the night. In the next morning, you’ve to wash the cloth as you normally do. The strain will be removed, and this DIY trick to remove deodorant strains from your clothes works best for both colored and woolen fabrics.
If the strain is on a white garment, then avoid using this technique, as vinegar can change fabric color from white to a more yellowish one. If you use this method on white clothes, then after washing, you’d also have to bleach them and get that whiteness back.
Use Lemon to Remove Strains
Lemon is a great resource that can be used to remove strains from your clothes. Deodorant strains that are fresh can be removed very easily by using just a few drops of lemon. You just have to sprinkle a few drops over the strain and wash the cloth after leaving it for 15 minutes.
There will be no strain or mark left behind!
You can also use a liquid dish-wash to remove strains from a deodorant. Just put a small quantity of the liquid over the strained area and rub it. Leave the cloth for an hour and rinse it thoroughly with warm water.
Your cloth would be as good as new!
Use of Vodka
Vodka is your best choice specifically if the strain is of white color and is on a dark colored fabric. Just pour a small quantity of vodka over the trace of anti-perspirant and leave it just for 5 minutes. You’d see the results without even the need of rubbing.
Some strains are stubborn and require a little more time than usual. Choose the timings as per the need of fabric and toughness of strain. After the strain is removed, you can wash it off with warm water.
Liquid form of ammonia is your best pick if you’re fighting really tough strains. Make a solution while mixing it with an equal quantity of water. Apply the solution over the strained area and let it stay for a few minutes. After a few minutes rinse and wash the cloth and there would be no sign of deodorant strains.
Baking Soda, hydrogen peroxide and liquid dish-wash solution
Create a solution using 2 table spoons baking soda, 1 table spoon liquid dish-wash and 4 table spoons hydrogen peroxide. Apply this mixture over the strained area and leave it for 3 – 4 hours. Wash the cloth as per normal washing preference and the strain will be gone.
This method can remove even the toughest of strains, and to add up to it, this solution can also remove bad smells from your clothes.
Use stockings to remove deodorant strains
The easiest method to remove white deodorant strains is by using a sock or stocking. Make sure that the one you pick is made up of a synthetic material. Take a small ball and cover it with the sock or stocking. Rub the strained area using the stocking ball and you’d yourself witness a very quick strain removal trick.
Just make sure that the sock or stocking you’re using is clean and don’t have any colors that can be transferred to the cloth you’re using it on.
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Happy Strain Removal!