Now that we’re deep into the summer months, your fresh t-shirts may have begun to get that not-so-fresh look about them, especially your white ones. Instead of trying to bleach out the stains (the last thing you want to do) or tossing them in the trash, check out today’s Fab Find – Raise Armpit Stain Remover.
Having noticed that my new white tank tops had started to yellow under the arms, I tried out the sample bottle that the company sent me. It actually worked.
What Causes Armpit Stains
Contrary to popular belief, armpit stains have nothing to do with hygiene. They are actually a build-up comprised of the aluminum found in most anti-perspirants and your body’s natural salt. While bleach is the number one cleaner most people use to remove yellowed armpits on their clothes, this method can actually make it worse. The chlorine found in bleach reacts poorly with aluminum and can permanently set the stains and make them a dull brown shade.
Raise Armpit Stain Remover active ingredients are:
- Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye or caustic soda
- Cocamidopropyl betine, a synthetic surfacant derived from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine
- EDTA or Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, a polyamino carboxylic acid
Raise Armpit Stain Remover Reviews and Instructions
Reviews of this product have been favorable. Many reviewers noted that Raise tends to work better on fresher stains than older ones. Raise also warns that the product will not work on fabrics that have been previously bleached. Additionally, for tougher stains, some reviewers suggested that the garment be soaked in the product for several hours to several days depending on the degree and age of the stain.
When using the product, the company recommends the following process: wear rubber gloves, test any colored fabrics first in an inconspicuous area, lay the garment on cloth, towel or rag, apply to effected area, rub in the solution, let work for 15-20 minutes and wash according to garment label. Treated garments should not be washed with colored clothing or anything delicate due to potential bleaching and fabric damage that can occur. In addition, the product should not be used on metal, glass, marble or glazed tile surfaces. One reviewer also suggested that the product be used in a well ventilated area.
Raise Armpit Stain Remover is definitely worth checking out and possibly having on hand in your laundry room. To find out more, click here.