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    9 Ways To Get Out Sweat Stains Using Things You Probably Already Own

    Hellooo, clean armpits.

    1. Squeeze fresh or concentrated lemon juice and water onto the stain, and rub the mixture in.

    Allow the shirt to dry out in the sun for a bit to really lift the stain.

    2. Add just enough water to baking soda to create a paste and apply it to the stain.

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    Let the garment rest for at least an hour, then wash.

    3. Mix of one part dish soap, two parts hydrogen peroxide, and a sprinkle of baking soda, then scrub the mixture into the sweat stain with a toothbrush.

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    Once that's finished, let the garment sit for an hour, then toss it in the wash.

    4. Apply ammonia if the color of the fabric has changed slightly.

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    This'll work particularly well on a fresh stain, according to Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House. Rinse the garment afterwards, then wash it in the hottest water that's safe for that fabric.

    5. Crush two aspirin and mix them with half a cup of warm water, and apply it to the stain.

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    Then, soak the garment for a couple of hours before washing it. For good measure, rub a little liquid detergent into it before washing.

    6. Rub white vinegar directly into the stain.

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    After that, rinse the garment, and wash it in the hottest water safe for that fabric, says Home Comforts. This should even take care of an older stain.

    7. Dampen the stain with water and apply half a teaspoon of unseasoned meat tenderizer.

    I know, I know, this seems bonkers, but not when you realize that perspiration is a protein-based stain and meat tenderizer works by breaking down proteins! Let it sit for a half hour, then wash as normal.

    Get some from Amazon for $2.99.

    8. Dampen the stain and rub it with bar soap.

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    Rinse it out, then throw it in the wash in the hottest water the fabric can handle, per Home Comforts.

    9. Apply a solution of four tablespoons of salt and one quart of hot water to the stain.

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    Sponge the garment with this mixture until the stain disappears!

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