How to Effectively Remove Body Odor From Clothing
Ive experienced the annoyance of having my body odor trapped on my clothing. Its very embarrassing because people notice the smell and they start getting away from you because you smell bad. Since I got used to my own smell I just never realized my clothing smelled bad. Until one day my best friend told me and she tried to help me with various methods she searched online. I tried most of them and I soon realized they were very effective! So I decided to share it with you guys.
You dont have to try all of these methods. You can try whichever works best for you or whichever makes you more comfortable. Either way they are all very effective! And the best part about them is that they are cheap and you can find them at the comfort of your own home.
Aspirin and Cream of Tartar
Livestrong.com says: A blend of aspirin and cream of tartar may be an effective treatment for stubborn underarm odor. Mix three white, non-coated aspirins in a bowl with a cup of warm water and a tbsp. of cream of tartar. Scrub the paste into the underarm area of the clothing with an old toothbrush, and then allow the mixture to remain on the garment for at least 20 minutes. Launder as usual. Repeat up to three times, if necessary.
This super quick and effortless method was definitely my personal favorite. I saw results immediately on all my clothing regardless of how badly it smelled. I highly recommend this remedy to anyone who experiences the same issue as I do.
Baking soda will diminish odors caused by sweat. All you have to do is create a paste with baking soda and warm water, then rub the paste into the problematic areas or in the areas where smells tend to linger. Leave the paste on the problematic area for 15 minutes, or allow it to remain overnight. Once its ready just toss it in your washing machine and wash normally and thats it!
I never expected that salt could actually help me with my problem. This was the only remedy that my best friend didnt tell me about. It was actually my grandmother who talked to me about this remedy. I was hesitant at first but I was seriously shocked once I gave it a try. It worked like a charm right away and I knew I had to share it with you guys! All you have to do is dissolve several spoonfuls of table salt in a bucket or bowl of warm water. Soak the affected garment, and then launder.
Vinegar is a powerful odor neutralizer and may be just what you need get rid of stubborn smells. All you have to do is fill the washing machine with water, then add 1/3 cup of vinegar. Soak the garment for at least 10 minutes, and then launder as usual. If necessary, add another 1/3 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle.
This was also a very effective remedy and I thought my clothing would end up smelling like vinegar but it wasnt like that at all. Your clothing doesnt have a vinegar-like smell once you are done washing it so dont worry!
Hang just-laundered garments in fresh air and sunshine instead of placing them in the dryer. Odors can be difficult to remove after the heat of the dryer has set the odors into the garment. Don’t allow colored garments to remain in bright sunshine too long, as the sun can fade clothing.