Pit Stains (Armpit Stains)

Armpit stains or “pit stains” are a very common problem and a frustrating one at that! Some more yellow and others more gray, stains from sweat or perspiration are caused by the combination of natural body oils, deodorant, and fabric absorption. Unlike coffee or ink spills, these stains build up over time. For a while, you won’t notice any changes to a T-shirt and then one day, you’ll find an embarrassing stain!

When we launched our company, one of the goals we were most passionate about was conquering the pit stain. We worked and reworked our approach until we were confident we had it right. When fiber scientists at Cornell University conducted laboratory testing using our products, the results indicated that we, in fact, had developed a successful solution for this problem. Pit stains be gone!

On Wool, Cashmere, Wool Blends & Wool-Like Synthetics

Apply product: Our %%Wash&StainBar.jpg | Wash & Stain Bar%% is ideal for removing grease-based stains.

Work the stain: Create a lather using the soap and gently work it into the material. Make sure to use cool or tepid/room temperature water.

Soak up to 30 minutes: Soak the item in a basin filled with cool or tepid/room temperature water.

Reapply or repeat as needed: If the stain is not completely gone, repeat this process until satisfied.

Launder the item: Wash according to our washing instructions.

Caution/Disclaimer

Our recommendations: Our recommended stain and odor removal methods are solely based on use with The Laundress products. Our products are safe for colors, darks, and whites. We cannot guarantee the safety or success of products from other brands.

Using bleach: We don’t recommend using chlorine bleach on stains or odors, ever. Not only does chlorine bleach deteriorate, degrade, and weaken fibers, it’s not color-safe. In fact, it can cause whites to yellow and make certain stains even worse, such as rust stains. Instead, we use %%32oz_AllPurpBleachAlternative.jpg | All-Purpose Bleach Alternative%%. Like all products by The Laundress, it’s color-safe.

Drying: Do not put stained items in the dryer.

Ironing: Do not press stained items.

On silk, wool, cashmere, and delicate synthetics

Every once in a while, add ¼ cup white vinegar with laundry when washing in the machine. We use our %%16oz_ScentedVin.jpg | Scented Vinegar%%.

Caution/Disclaimer

Our recommendations: Our recommended stain and odor removal methods are solely based on use with The Laundress products. Our products are safe for colors, darks, and whites. We cannot guarantee the safety or success of products from other brands.

Using bleach: We don’t recommend using chlorine bleach on stains or odors, ever. Not only does chlorine bleach deteriorate, degrade, and weaken fibers, it’s not color-safe. In fact, it can cause whites to yellow and make certain stains even worse, such as rust stains. Instead, we use %%32oz_AllPurpBleachAlternative.jpg | All-Purpose Bleach Alternative%%. Like all products by The Laundress, it’s color-safe.

Drying: Do not put stained items in the dryer.

Ironing: Do not press stained items.