How to Remove Yellow Stains from White Clothes


Much like yellow snow, nobody likes a yellow stain. Learn how to remove yellow stains from white clothes and keep your clothes bright!

White clothes have a timeless elegance that effortlessly complements any style. The yellow tinge or stains that seem to come out of nowhere after a few wears? Not quite as classy. Whether they come as a result of a stain or simply wear over time, you don’t need to resign yourself to dingy, yellow clothes. We’ll show you how to remove yellow stains from white clothes and keep your garments bright.

What causes yellow stains on white clothes?

Yellow stains on your clothes can be caused by a variety of factors. One of the primary culprits behind yellow stains is the combination of sweat and natural body oils. Over time, these substances can react with the fabric and even the aluminum in antiperspirants, resulting in unsightly discoloration. Hard water residue, body products, excessive ironing, and beverage stains can also contribute to your white clothes yellowing.

Luckily, that yellow stain on white shirt doesn’t have to be permanent. We’ll show you how to remove yellow stains from white clothes quickly and easily.

How to Remove Yellow Stains from White Clothes

What you’ll need: Oxi Booster Pods, White Vinegar, Stain & Odor Laundry Detergent Pods

Step 1. Fill Sink or Basin

To get started removing yellow stains from white clothes, fill a clean sink or basin with warm water. Add a stain fighting product, such as an Oxi Booster Pod or a cup of white vinegar, to create a stain fighting solution. Swish the solution until it is fully dissolved.

Step 2. Treat Stain

Soak the stain area in the stain fighting solution. Wet the garment, then rub the stained portion against itself to loosen the detergent. Allow it to sit for up to an hour. The vinegar or Oxi Booster pod should work to lift the yellow stain on clothes and completely remove it.

Step 3. Wash

Now that the stain has been removed, wash the item as normal. We recommend using a Stain & Odor Laundry Detergent Pod, which contains enzymes for extra stain fighting. You can also add an additional Oxi Booster Pod to the wash for extra cleaning power and brightening, particularly if the stain was more severe!

Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions about how to remove yellow stains from white clothes? We’re here to help.

How do you remove old yellow stains?

Removing old yellow stains from white clothes might require a bit more effort, but with the right techniques, you can restore the garment's original brightness. Soak the stained garment in a vinegar or Oxi Booster solution. Allow it to soak for thirty minutes to an hour, then wash in cold water. The Oxi Booster or Vinegar should work to lift the stain and brighten your white clothes!

Can yellow stains be removed from clothes?

Yellow stains on white clothes may be unsightly, but luckily, they aren’t permanent. Follow the steps in our guide above to keep your clothes bright and sparkling!