When your crisp white dress shirt or favourite T-shirt starts yellowing around the collar or under the arms — don’t sweat. Removing those unsightly stains is easier than you think with the help of natural ingredients that will leave that article of clothing looking fresh.
And this eco-friendly cleaning solution costs basically nothing, which means the money you save on dry cleaning can go toward an indulgent coffee at your favourite spot. As stated on http://www.popsugar.com, here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 cup vinegar, • 1/2 cup baking soda, • 1 tablespoon salt, • 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide.
Most think sweat stains are caused by sweat, but they are actually the result of a reaction between aluminium-based anti-perspirants and your body. To attack the discolouration, soak the shirt in a bowl filled with the vinegar and two cups of warm water. Soak for at least 20 minutes.
Mix together the baking soda, salt, and hydrogen peroxide until it forms a paste. Remove the shirt from the vinegar water and gently squeeze until the shirt is just damp. Lay flat on a towel-covered work surface and coat the stains with the mixture. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural whitening agent, and baking soda and salt work together to lift the stain. Let sit for at least 20 minutes.
Toss the shirt in the laundry with a load of whites and wash. Voila! Now you can take off your jacket and raise your arms proudly without worrying about flashing nasty stains.
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