Sweat stains are notoriously difficult to remove, but an American blogger claims she’s unlocked the secret to removing the dreaded underarm yellow patches from white t-shirts.
Mother of four Jill Nystul confides in her readers that the answer lies in a combination of dish soap and hydrogen peroxide.
Jill made the discovery after her two sons started playing basketball and came home with dirtier shirts.
“Their white undershirts took on yellow sweat stains at the armpits that just wouldn’t budge, no matter what I tried!” she said. “I even tried pouring straight bleach on the stains at one point, and still, those stains stayed put. But I was determined to find a solution to those stubborn stains!”
According to Jill, you need to:
1. Mix one part Dawn dish soap (try Fairy dishwashing liquid) with two parts hydrogen peroxide.
2. Apply the mixture to the stain, then cover with baking soda.
3. Scrub the area with an old toothbrush, then leave for an hour – or better still, a whole weekend – then wash as usual.
Your t-shirts should come out of the wash “looking brand new”.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.
You might also like: