Skip to content
As handy as deodorant is, it can cause nasty stains which are hard to remove. Read on for tips on how to effectively remove deodorant stains!

" />
A white t-shirt with a yellowed underarm stain.

How to Remove Deodorant Stains

Top Tip:

Fortunately, there are lots of solutions for removing deodorant stains from your clothes but, ideally, we’d all like to prevent them from happening in the first place! If you haven’t got time to wait for your deodorant to dry, then think about purchasing a specially formulated clear deodorant.

The one job of a good deodorant and antiperspirant is to help you to avoid nasty sweat stains, keeping your clothes dry and fresh. But sometimes, the exact same ingredients in deodorants and antiperspirants that stop you from sweating and make your deodorant so effective will cause a different kind of stain on your clothes.

Most people are familiar with these infamous white deodorant stains, which seem impossible to remove at first. However, luckily, getting rid of those white deodorant stains is a lot easier than you might think. We’ve compiled a few tips and tricks on how to get deodorant stains out of clothes.

One Method for Removing Deodorant Stains

The easiest way in which to remove deodorant stains is by using OMO liquid detergent – you can apply it as a stain remover to the deodorant stain. First, read the fabric care label on your garment and the instructions on the laundry detergent bottle. Ensure that it is safe to use detergent on the garment and that it is not delicate. Then, apply a small amount of detergent directly onto the stained area. After allowing this pre-treatment to do its job, wash as usual, following the washing instructions on the garment label.

How to Get Rid of Deodorant Stains Quickly – Using Pantyhose!

What if you need to remove a deodorant stain fast? This special trick doesn’t even involve any kind of cleaner – all that you need are some nylons - who doesn’t have an old pair of those lying around somewhere? Use the pantyhose like a sponge, carefully rubbing out the white stains until they’ve come off completely. You may have to be persistent to remove older stains, but for fresh stains, this should work wonders and enable you to use your favourite dress in an instant without even having to throw it in the wash beforehand.

How to Prevent Deodorant Stains

Ideally, you’d want to not even have to deal with deodorant stains in the first place. White deodorant stains usually happen when you apply deodorant after you’ve put on your outfit for the day – leave enough time when getting ready, and you’ll probably be able to avoid most deodorant stains.