I don’t care who you are, if you own a white shirt, chances are that the underarm portion of the shirt has begun or will begin to yellow. Let’s be honest…humans sweat. If you prefer to refer to it as “perspiring”, or “glistening”…to each their own. I know I sweat. So, what can we do about it? Would you believe I have the answer in one simple word? Aspirin. Yep, it turns out this little pill can do a whole lot. I’ve read about aspirin being an acne treatment and dandruff treatment. It can also rid the green color in your hair caused by chlorine…not to mention it can prevent heart attacks. Now we find that it can rid the world of pit stains?!? Here’s the scoop on putting the white back in your whites…
1. Crush 8 – 10 Aspirin pills in a small bowl.
2. Add just enough water to make a paste.
3. Work the paste into the stain.
4. Let it sit on the stain overnight
5. Wash as you normally do.
Voila! Bye, Bye yellow!
Now if we could only prevent it from happening again…
OH WAIT, WE CAN!!!
This time put the Aspirin away a bust out some baby powder. Take your new-looking, clean, white shirt and sprinkle a little baby powder into the underarms. Give it a once over with a hot iron. You’ll smell baby soft and the baby powder will prevent any sweat or oil from soaking into the fabric. I think I’m going to go whiten the rest of my shirts now. Let me know how you keep your whites white!