In the Summer, you will usually sweat a large amount or a little, at least. This is natural, but the stain that results(especially in white clothing) is annoying and unsightly. What can I do to clean the sweat stain out without ruining the clothes?

I have tried:

  • Washing the clothing several times.

  • Adding extra detergent.

I am looking for a alternative product that does not cost to much.

2 Answers 2


Personally, I've found that antiperspirants create stains that are significantly more noticeable than those from the sweat itself.

If you use antiperspirants, perhaps try switching to a deodorant instead as a preventative measure.

As for the clothes, try Vanish Oxi Action (other Sodium Percarbonate based cleaners are available!). It's pretty cheap, and blitzes through most stuff.

Vanish Stain Solver - Sweat Stain Removal

  • Do the products you suggest also work on antiperspirant stains, or just sweat stains?
    – user541686
    Jul 16, 2017 at 10:31

You could try:

  • Washing the clothing in lemon juice . Soaking the clothes gives it a better effect. Soak for at least a hour. White Vinegar works, as well.

Some solutions from housecleaningcentral.com:

  • Crush 2 aspirin in 1/2 cup of hot water and then put this on the stain. Wait 2-4 hours. After that wash as normal in clothes detergent and repeat if necessary.

  • Using dish soap and /or Baking Soda. Baking Soda works, but not that well on the older stains.

  • Take 1/4 cup of water and mix with 1/4 cup of ammonia. Put this on the stain and sit for 1 hour. Then wash normally.

  • The article says you can use Meat Tenderizers, but I have little experience with them.

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