We’ve all been there – you’re getting ready for your day and whether your agenda has a fun, busy day in the sun with friends or an important meeting in the office on it, you know you’re in for extra sweat. But you don’t want extra sweat to mean extra stink, so you go ahead and put on a few more swipes of your fave deodorant.
What you might not realize is that applying too much deodorant can lead to dreaded pit stains. And if you find yourself in that situation, no need to fear! Here’s an insider tip on how to treat them ahead of time.
Before you get started, take a look at the tag and make sure that the fabric won’t be ruined with a pre-treatment. This treatment works best on cotton.
How to Treat Pit Stains:
- Dampen the affected area with water.
- Using 2 parts baking soda, 1 part Oxiclean, and 1 part water, make a paste.
- Spread the paste on the affected area and let sit for 30 min.
- Rinse off the paste.
- Wash your garment(s) in the washing machine according to the care instructions on the tag.
And remember...more deodorant is not necessarily better! For tips on how to prevent pit stains before they happen, check out this blog post.
One last tip to keep in mind: if you’re still using traditional antiperspirants, the yellow coloration and unpleasant smell that forms in your pits is a product of your sweat mixing with the aluminum in your antiperspirant. On its own, sweat is colorless and odorless. Consider making the switch to an aluminum-free deodorant SmartyPits.