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Hey there Dropps fans! We have another How-To for you today, focused on getting out one of life’s most common garment stains. No matter the season, deodorant stains can show up on your day to day clothes, and be difficult to remove! If you’re having a particularly tough time getting these stains out, check out the options below for taking your clean to the next level. 

  1. White vinegar. Begin by soaking your garment in white vinegar. Let the item soak for an hour or so, and then gently brush the stain with a textured cloth. Wash with hot water. (This option is best for combined white and colored items!)
  2. Baking soda. Combine three-parts baking soda with one-part water to form a paste, and then rub the mixture directly onto the stain. After one to two hours, wash normally, using hot water.
  3. Aspirin. (Yes— you read that correctly!) One of the best agents for fighting deodorant stains is right in your medicine cabinet! Crush four to five aspirin tablets, and then mix the powder with a small amount of water to create a paste. Let soak, then wash! As a note, this method is ideal for white clothing, but it can damage the color of dark garments
  4. Salt. Pour a few tablespoons of salt in about three or four cups of hot water and mix. This mixture becomes coarse yet gentle to tackle the bacteria. Apply to your stain, then toss it into the wash!
  5. Vodka. It’s not just great for martini’s! Mix one part vodka with one part water together and pour into a spray bottle. Apply to your stain and then wash!
  6. Use a sock! As odd as it might sound, rubbing the stain with a clean sock or nylon stocking can actually remove a deodorant stain, if the stain is fairly new! Follow this up with a quick wash as you normally would.

There you have it! With these suggestions in your back pocket, we hope you’ll be able to clean out these stains with items already in your home. And if you’re looking for a new deodorant to avoid these stains, be on the look out for one without aluminum! Happy washing! 


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