Sweating before a first date, a big job interview, or on a hot day in the summer is natural. We're all human and when we get nervous or start overheating our bodies need to cool us down somehow. While we can fluff off our sweating as a natural bodily function, that doesn't mean we can turn a blind eye to our clothing as sweat stains leave their mark on our favorite shirts. Knowing foolproof ways to remove sweat stains from your clothing will keep your shirts at their best and those around you none the wiser.

How To Remove Sweat Stains

someone mixing baking soda and vinegar in a glass

You may have heard of a few stain removal methods through the grapevine, but this simple recipe is the definitive way to lift stains right out of your clothing without damaging them.

What You'll Need

  • 3-4 aspirin tablets
  • 1/2 cup of warm water

Steps

  • Crush 3 aspirin tablets and place them into the 1/2 cup of warm water.
  • Soak the stained area of your garment in the solution and let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Let sit for 2 hours if you're looking to get rid of more stubborn stains. Aspirin has salicylic acid which helps to attack stains.
  • Rinse and wash as usual.

Additional Methods

Now, we can't forget about various go-to methods that have also been proven to work. For example, you can use dish soap, baking soda (of course), vinegar, or salt. These additional stain removers will pull yellow spots from your clothing as well and work in a pinch if you're missing some key ingredients from other recommended methods.

Baking Soda

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Ah, baking soda. Everyone's favorite all-in-one ingredient that can be used for an assortment of projects around the home such as cleaning sinks, lifting stains from quartz and granite countertops, and removing stains from your garments. You only need two ingredients for this solution and the powerful paste will get rid of stains with ease.

What You'll Need

  • 4-5 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of warm water

Steps

  • Mix the baking soda into the water.
  • Gently apply the paste to your clothing by rubbing it in with your fingers or with a toothbrush.
  • Let sit for 30-60 minutes.
  • Rinse and machine wash as usual.

Dish Soap

dish soap bubbles

You can also use your choice of dish soap to get those pesky stains out of your clothing. You'll need to mix it with other ingredients to create the perfect solution to remove sweat stains, but you can still break out the dish soap and go after those stains.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup Dawn dish soap
  • 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking soda

Steps

  • Mix 1/2 cup of Dawn dish soap with one cup hydrogen peroxide.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to make a paste.
  • Apply the paste to the stain and rub in gently with a toothbrush.
  • Leave the garment for 1-1 1/2 hours.
  • Rinse and machine wash as usual.

Don't sweat the small stuff anymore because these easy solutions will not only remove sweat stains, but they will keep your clothing in tip-top shape so you can nail those moments in your life!

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