How To Clean Halos Caused By Deodorant?


Deodorant can build up on clothes over time and develop a thick stain or mark which can sometimes be difficult to remove. If you are wondering how to clean these annoying stains, here is what you need to do.

First, determine if the deodorant stain is fresh or old. If the item of clothing has been sitting in your laundry basket for a while, the colour of the fabric may have started to change. As a rule of thumb, always try and treat the stains as soon as you notice them, otherwise they will be quite impossible to get rid of.

To remove a fresh stain from the fabric, you can simply use a foam deodorant remover. Alternatively, you should apply ammonia to the affected area and let it sit for 30 minutes or so before washing. However, if the stain marks are old, apply distilled white vinegar and let it sit for about an hour. Keep in mind that you should never apply the ammonia and vinegar at the same time as one contains low pH levels than the other.


If you’re trying to remove stains from wool or silk garments, it’s best to use a sponge with ammonia. Make sure you dilute this chemical with water first. If you have a work shirt with stained armpits, you can easily rub a bar of detergent soap into the spot.

How to clean halos caused by deodorant?

Another effective remedy is to spray the shirt with some alcohol and let it sit for a couple of hours before washing. To leave the fabric soaked overnight, make a paste using laundry soap. The next day, you can spray household vinegar to saturate the spot before rubbing a little Borax on it.

For sweat marks, mix a solution of vinegar and water then sponge into the fabric before placing it in the washing machine. Another method is to mix 4 tablespoons of salt with 1 cup of warm water and soak the garment in the solution. CONTINUE ON THE NEXT PAGE...


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