This summer has been a challenge for my wardrobe. It has been extremely hot and I have been doing a lot of sweating…I mean ‘glowing’. Unfortunately, all this glowing is damaging my white shirts, specifically under the arms. I have tried many methods to get this section of my shirts pristine white again with no luck. So when I read about a way to save my shirts at One Good Thing by Jillee, I was skeptical. But, since I am learning to live with what I have rather than running to the store to purchase new, I thought I’d give it a try.
The stain removing recipe calls for hydrogen peroxide, Dawn dish liquid and baking soda. Having only one of the ingredients at home, I started out by traveling to the store. Just what I had been trying to avoid. Resigned and $4.29 later, I arrived home to mix up a batch of this miracle cleaner.
Jillee indicates you should mix 1 part Dawn dish liquid with 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. She also suggests adding baking soda to give the concoction an extra punch of scrubbing power.
I mixed together 3/4 cup Dawn with 1 1/2 cups hydrogen peroxide and then added a scant 1/4 cup of baking soda. After I stirred it together, I realized I had a very large batch, so I went to my closet and pulled out every white shirt I could find.
Using a soft brush, which I had on hand, I scrubbed the solution onto the stains. I let the shirts ‘rest’ for a couple of hours and then washed the load as usual.
When the cycle finished, I opened the lid and carefully pulled out the first shirt examining the underarms. Then I shouted, “Good grief, it really worked!” Each shirt looks brand new.
Now my white shirts are drying on the clothesline on our porch as I let the hot summer air do its work. And since our clothes dryer has been placed on an extended leave, I am saving even more cents. Oh happy day.