Asked on Mar 07, 2017

How could I remove a horrible hardened deodorant stain in the armpit?

by Shaley
My Husband uses Arid xxx dry gel deo. it is ruining his dress shirts. seems water proof, Help How to remove it??????????????????????
  9 answers
  • Ba821596320 Ba821596320 on Mar 07, 2017
    Don't bother with pre-soaks or oxy-whatever. I had 3 boys and a Hubs who sweat their way through everything. Break out a can of Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner. Thoroughly spray the pit/stain area inside and outside, then let it sit until the bubble subside in a minute or two. Make sure the area is completely saturated. Wash and VOILA... this stuff works miracles!!!! It takes out coffee stains, mustard, dried blood, ink stains, grass stains, ring around the collar and even the worst stains you can throw at it. I did have to saturate a few times for the worst of it like ink, but you can see the stains starting to dissolve right away. Use a good detergent and I am sure you'll be pleased with the results. Best of luck to you!

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    • OUCH OUCH on Feb 22, 2021

      Can you please answer the question, is your suggestion being tested on coloured clothing? It's great that you've found a hack that works but you then need to answer follow up questions especially when their all asking the same question.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Mar 08, 2017
    You can use Baking Soda:
    Baking soda is very good for removing odors too. If the stain is really smelly, let the baking soda paste remain on the garment for an extra hour or more.
    1. Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with just enough water to form a runny paste.
    2. Apply directly to the stain and work it in.
    3. Let the baking soda work on the stain for 60 minutes
    4. Rinse in cold water
    launder as usual.

    • Ann33546349 Ann33546349 on Jun 03, 2018
      would this marks blacktop as I don’t want to ruin my partners top as it’s expensive

  • Aho16504670 Aho16504670 on Mar 08, 2017
    I use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and Dawn dish washing liquid. I have a small nail brush to work it into the area. My husband's dress shirts were looking terrible from the deodorant. I had to do this a few times to get the stains out because of the build up. I now just treat the area the first time , launder and they are gone. (If you are taking old stains, make sure you treat, soak for a few hours, launder, let air dry, check for results. It did not take the color out of his clothes. Good luck.

  • Ba821596320 Ba821596320 on Mar 08, 2017
    Absolutely safe. It does not have any bleach in it.

  • Ba821596320 Ba821596320 on Mar 08, 2017
    Yes, it works on all colors and fabrics.

  • Shaley Shaley on Mar 08, 2017
    we are talking about lots of build up I was afraid it would crack if I bend it, LOL it's like caked on, it has never washed out, I have tried several things but I will get some scrubbing bubbles and try it. Thanks to everyone I do so appreciate it. I'll let ou know how it works, next laundry day.

    • Guy Guy on Aug 26, 2019

      Hi Shaley. Did anything you tried to remove the baked on crust from the Arid xx dry ever work? I have the same problem on my shirts. Thank you.

  • Pixie Pixie on Mar 14, 2017
    Check out. "One good thing by Jillie" either on the net or FB. she has amazing hints and hacks with one specifically addressing this problem

  • Shaley Shaley on Mar 14, 2017
    Thank you so much I ill try it out. and get my husband to try Dry Idea, seems it works really great.