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Laundry Quetion



I had to sign out for this one because I am completely embarrassed.

Last year I was having a major sweating issue. I would come home and my armpits would have HUGE stains of sweat. SO SO EMBARRASSING!!

I have since got on medication for the sweating so it is not as bad. My question is, my clothes from last year still smell around the armpits a little. I don't want to have to throw all of those shirts away! Any idea on how to get those strong smells out of clothes? Is there a way or am I out of luck??

Thanks for any advice/suggestions!!


Senior Member
I've always heard to put baking soda in your wash. I have tried that with clothes that were left in the washing machine too long and got that "musty" smell. It took that out.


Full Member
The baking soda PP mentioned is a good idea. Also try plain white vinegar. I use both to wash cloth diapers, and if it can get those smells out, I'm sure it will work for you.:)


Senior Member
Try this

the WAVE recipe. Sweat has proteins in it, and this recipe uses ERA liquid detergent which has enzymes to get out protein stains. It's what I use anyway.

Mix equal parts of:
ERA detergent

Apply to stains and wash in hottest water safe your clothes.