How to Get Sweat Stains Out of Bras

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Pesky sweat stains often spoil light and white colored material. Unfortunately, sweating is a necessary and healthy bodily function. You do not spend money on expensive products to remove stains, use items that are commonly found in kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Taking the time to remove sweat stains from bras will prolong the life of your clothing.

Things You'll Need

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Ammonia
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Washing machine
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Mix 1 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of ammonia. Immediately pour a small amount of the solution onto the stained areas of the bra. Put several white napkins or paper towels on the solution followed by a heavy water proof item to weigh it down. Leave the solution on for several hours. Rinse the bra in cool water and launder as usual.

  • Make a medium paste out of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Spread the paste onto the stains. Let the paste set until it is dry. Peel the dried paste off of the bra, and wash the bra according to the manufacturer directions.

  • Pour a small amount of liquid dishwasher soap on the stain. Rub the detergent into the stain. Wash the bra in cold water with a mild laundry detergent. Rewash the bra, and dry it as usual. Use dishwasher detergent on white bras only. The bleach removes color from died material.

  • Put the bra in the washing machine on the hand wash cycle. Pour hydrogen peroxide along with the laundry detergent.

  • Lay wet bras outside on a sunny day to dry for several hours. Let the sun's natural bleaching process help remove the stains without any chemicals.

  • Purchase a color safe bleach and stain remover when the home remedies do not completely remove the sweat stains. Do not use chlorine bleach to remove sweat stains from bras, as it can damage the material and shorten the life of the bra.

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