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Smelly armpits on clothes.

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IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 11-May-13 17:04:53

This is rather embarrassing, but I seem to have smelly armpits on some of my tops. They smell fresh after washing them, but quickly become smelly when I put them on again.

I did have a spell of washing in non-bio at 30 degrees (trying to do my green bit) but have reverted back to bio at 40 degrees. It doesn't seem to be making any difference though.

Is there anything that I can do to get rid of the smell? blush

StealthOfficialCrispTester Sat 11-May-13 17:07:56

Are they black

sparkle12mar08 Sat 11-May-13 18:11:39

Vinegar. Ordinary malt vinegar sprayed on as you sort the washing before bunging it in. Works a treat. If they're very bad then soak them for a couple of hours in a large bucket with about 500mls vinegar added, then wash.

sparkle12mar08 Sat 11-May-13 18:12:15

Or Halo sports wash solution.

MousyMouse Sat 11-May-13 18:15:42

less powder, bio powder, wash at 40, extra spin, if possible hang out to dry, no conditioner.

for dh's smelly sports stuff I occasionally use dettol disinfectant liquid (not the pine stuff, it stains) in the softener compartment.

noisytoys Sat 11-May-13 18:19:42

A capful of white vinegar will get rid of the smell smile

Alwayscheerful Sat 11-May-13 18:21:08

Cheap vodka in a spray bottle. Ariel hygiene washing powder or hygiene stain remover with get rid of the bacteria.

NotALondoner Sat 11-May-13 18:21:10

60 degrees only for sweat.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 11-May-13 18:23:30

Vinegar is your friend, sprinkle it on before washing leave for a few minutes then wash as normal.

StealthOfficialCrispTester Sat 11-May-13 18:25:50

silly q - where do you fond white vinegar?
I've looked in the viegar section of the supermarket, but only seen white wine vinegar

MousyMouse Sat 11-May-13 18:36:42

white vinegar = distilled vinegar

StealthOfficialCrispTester Sat 11-May-13 18:40:15

oh. And do they sell that?

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 11-May-13 18:51:42

I'm a cheapskate, I use regular value malt vinegar.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 11-May-13 19:07:01

Marvellous - I've got vinegar in stock. I'll start attacking the offending articles (that are in a variety of colours stealth)

Thank you all for your help.

Willabywallaby Sat 11-May-13 19:08:23

On a similar line does anyone know how to get the yellow stains from armpits on white shirts?

Startail Sat 11-May-13 19:21:38

Especially white polo shirts, thanks

chocolatespiders Sat 11-May-13 21:05:08

white vinegar in tesco 50p a bottle tesco own make

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