How to Prevent Deodorant Stains
If you are one of those who have given up on natural deodorants because of oil stains on your shirts or dresses, we want you to reconsider. There are preventative measures that you may not have known about. Here are a few foolproof tips to ensure your ensemble stays stain-free, all day every day.
How to apply an all natural deodorant
There is no need to over-swipe your armpit with an all-natural deodorant – a little goes a long way. Just 2 or 3 swipes is about it. You might be used to slathering on the commercial brands and feel the need to reapply it again later in the day, but trust us, you’ll only end up with an oil stained shirt.
Absorption is everything
Natural deodorants will soften upon contact with body heat. Hold the stick against your armpit, once it is warmed swipe gently to the skin, all it takes is 30 seconds for your skin to absorb the botanical oils. After that you can opt to pat any excess deodorant off the surface of your skin. Again, you will be amazed and delighted that you will still smell fresh mid-day.
Keep your armpits clean
Give your armpits some TLC by washing them thoroughly before applying an all-natural deodorant. This removes dirt and bacteria that can contribute to body odor.
HOW TO REMOVE ARMPIT STAINS
It happens and half the time you don’t even realize your outfit has been soiled with deodorant stains until it’s too late. Here are our some ideal ways to remove those armpit stains.
Combine equal amount of water and hydrogen peroxide. Soak the stained shirts in the mixture for 30 minutes, or longer. This works best for stains that have already set in. Add an addition cup of hydrogen peroxide to your next load to re
This trick works wonders when treating stains that have already set, and gives your laundry routine a stain-fighting boost. Soak the stained garment in a mix of 50/50 water and hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes. Add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to your laundry after the washer has filled with water
Baking Soda Bath
Baking soda absorbs excess oil, so sprinkle it on fresh stains and wait for 5-10 minutes. Brush off any excess baking soda with a damp cloth, then soak the garment in distilled white vinegar for 15-30 minutes. Rinse garment and then scrub the stain with liquid dish soap before placing it in the laundry. We use Dawn Dish Detergent.
Yellow Sweat Stain Remover
No need to throw away your white shirts because of those stubborn yellow armpit stains. Just make a paste using equal amounts of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, the consistence of yogurt and rub it into the stain. Let it rest for 15 minutes, than launder as usual.
Lovelast Cold Water Wash
I can’t say enough about this product. It’s a cold water wash, but it works wonders on all sorts of stains. Here is the link: LOVLAST
Written By: Mary Ellen Wank, Wellness Advocate and Founder of LATIV, Natural Skin Revival DISCLAIMER
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