Removing Perspiration Stains

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Underarm stains can be difficult to remove completely. Soak as soon as you remove clothing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • first treatment

  • 1 cup ammonia
  • 3 cups water
  • if needed second treatment

  • 1 -3 teaspoon vinegar
  • 12 pint water


  1. first treatment Fresh stains can be treated with a solution of ammonia and water then rinse.
  2. second treatment Dab with white vinegar solution l/3 teaspoons vinegar to 1/2 pint water, and leave for 5 minutes then soak in detergent and wash in the normal manner.


Most Helpful

I don't know how well this works on white or light clothing, but my problem is my son's dark/black t-shirts. They get this silvery/white stain in the underarm area. This worked perfectly. I've used vinegar in the past, and had no success. I tried the "first" solution, and prepared the second need to use the second one. Even though these stains were set in, the ammonia mix got rid of them on the dark t-shirts! Loved this!!!! I was ready to throw these t-shirts out, but now, they can be worn again. Thanks for sharing your secret recipe. Made for Photo Tag!

breezermom September 11, 2010

Worked pretty well on some old yellow perspiration stained T-shirts!

Kathy :-( March 31, 2009

Wearing black doesn't help. I went looking for this because my hubby has anti-perspirant stains on his black work shirt. Hoping this will work on black too. Will report back.

tasb June 05, 2005

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