Many people claim that baking soda on its own can get rid of deodorant stains on shirts, but there is an even more full-proof method we’d like to share. Our favorite method is through mixing together both basic and acidic natural ingredients - sodium bicarbonate (a.k.a. baking soda!) and vinegar. We’ll go through exactly what you need to do to ensure that annoying stain goes away!
First step is to combine baking soda and vinegar in equal amounts depending on the size of the stain. This concoction is a powerful stain remover due to the pH levels of each of these ingredients. Baking soda is more basic while vinegar is more acidic, and this combination kills sweat-causing bacteria.
Ensure you mix together the two ingredients until you create a paste-like substance. This is key to ensuring the blend will work to absorb in moisture easily and take in the components of the stain.
Using an old toothbrush, dip the tool into the paste mixture and coat the stain. Careful not to be too rough and ruin the fabric on your shirt. Just be sure to turn your shirt inside-out first!
Last step is to put the shirt in the laundry. Think of baking soda as a treater to stain removal, because you’ll need to add a plant-based detergent to ensure the stain fully wipes away.