Body Soil Stains

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  • Sweat

    Don't sweat it

    Advice from our experts
    02/25/16 52094
  • Treating Yellowed Stained Collars on White Shirts

    How do I remove a year-old yellow stain on neckline of white dress shirt? Stains that have been on clothing for long periods of time, are more problematic to get out since the longer a stain sits, the harder it is to remove. Also, if the shirt was...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/21/13 7720
  • Yellow Armpit Stains

    How can I get yellow armpit stains out? I’ve tried everything, even using bleach pens! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Arm pit stains can be quite variable.  If your shirts have stain build-up that some people say feels almost “crunchy”...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    07/13/11 2058
  • Removing Stains From Wool

    My husband has a white wool shawl that has not been washed in YEARS! (He reasoned that since he does not wear it so much, it does not need to be washed.) Anyway, not only does it smell bad, but it has tan, brown, and black body soil stains. He brough...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/04/10 7352
  • Stained Pillow Cases from Oily Hair

    My husband has oily hair and has left the pillowcases yellowed. How do I make them white again and do I soak them (how much and how long) before washing? I’m afraid this has built up over time. This is quite a problem, not just because of the ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/07/11 6097
  • How To Remove A Collar Ring Stain

    How do I remove a collar ring stain? The “ring around the collar” stain is a combination of sweat and body soil that has rubbed off the neck and onto the inside collar of a shirt, and can be difficult to remove when it has been allowed to build up ov...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/23/13 2762
  • Myth Part 1: What is “body soil” and why should I be concerned?

    If you are just about to sit down for a meal, I would highly suggest you stop reading. The subject of today’s entry just may kill your appetite… Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Body soil is composed of body oils, dead skin flakes and sweat. As gross ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/11/06 931
  • Removing body soil from Egyptian cotton sheets

    How can I remove body soils from 100% Egyptian cotton sheets? Will Clorox bleach harm the sheets by aging them faster? It’s a common myth that bleach is hard on fabrics, and I’m happy to debunk the notion. No, laundering with Clorox® Regular Bleach2 ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/22/12 2620
  • Your Questions: Oxidation and Stains

    I have some used baby clothes that looked clean when I packed them away, but when I got them out to prepare them for the birth of my second child, they had yellow stains around the neck from spit-up and/or formula. Can anything get these stains out? ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    05/09/08 1152
  • Removing Grease and Oil

    Hello, I have some expensive and nice sheets that have two issues with: The pillow cases are badly soiled from hair and they are discolored. You can almost feel the oil in them. The sheets have grease on them from a malfunction in the washing mac...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/10/09 964