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Why Does My Shirt Have Yellow Stains?

So you are wearing that white shirt and everything feels great.

But wait a minute, you realise that there are some yellow stains in the armpit area. Oh no! Where did that come from?

Today, we are here to uncover that mystery!

First Up, It Is Not Your Sweat

You might think that it is your sweat that is causing your shirt to turn yellow. But then you look around others who are also wearing a white shirt, they don't seem to face that issue.

Before you jump to the conclusion that it is your body that is weird, let us stop you right there as it is definitely okay!

Then what is it?

The Answer - Aluminium

The real cause of these yellowish stains is a mixture of the minerals (especially salt) in sweat mixing with the ingredients in antiperspirant or deodorant (primarily aluminium).

Not only is deodorant with aluminium bad for your health, but they also leave you in this awkward situation!

Here are some natural remedies available!

1) Lemon

Grab a lemon, and squeeze the juice directly onto the stain, soaking the area. Then add a teaspoon of table salt. The acidity in lemon makes it an effective stain fighter.

Hang the shirt out in the sun to dry as exposing your shirt to the sun creates a bleaching effect that will brighten it up in no time.

2) Baking Soda

Use 4 tablespoons of baking soda and ¼ cup of warm water. If the stain is older, leave the concoction on the fabric for about two hours before washing. You can also try adding a small amount of white vinegar to the stain before you throw it into the washing machine for greater stain-fighting power.

3) White Vinegar

Combine 4 cups of warm water with 1 cup of white vinegar. Wet the stain with the mixture, and rub the material together with your knuckles.

If the stain still sticks around, try soaking it in a bucket of vinegar solution for a few hours. Then toss the shirt into the washing machine.

The Most Important Step

The best way to remove yourself from facing this awkward situation again is to replace that aluminium deodorant with natural aluminium free deodorant! Simple as that!

Check out our range of deodorant!

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