These tips were also featured in a video tutorial on ABC Action News, the ABC affiliate in Tampa. Scroll to the bottom of this post to watch the video.

They’re not pretty. But we’ve all got ’em.

How to Remove Pit Stains

Those yellow, nasty pit stains that threaten to ruin every single white t-shirt we own. I’m pretty sure I could pull at least 7 such shirts out of the bottom of some dark bedroom drawer of our house at this very minute. reader Julia decided to take matters into her own hands.

She searched the internet and found this concoction of dish soap, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. She tried it on her husband’s workout shirt, and it totally worked!

79¢ Armpit Stain Remover

You mix 1 part Dawn dish soap with 2 parts hydrogen peroxide, pour it on the stain, sprinkle with baking soda, scrub the area with a brush, then let it sit for at least an hour before washing.

Stain is gone!

Oh, and it’s all-natural and only cost 79¢ total in materials!

And, if you ask me, that’s much better than trashing a perfectly good shirt.

You can also try this on clothing that’s been stained by those spray sunscreens, which are awesome, especially if you have little ones who like to run away right as you squirt that blob of SPF 100 on your hand (’cause that’s what always happens). But the spray sunscreens, especially generic brands, can leave some nasty stains.

Julia used some at Disney World this summer and was left with a yellow fading effect on her white Ann Taylor Loft shirt. Not cool, especially not on Ann Taylor! (Oh, heck no, honey!)

She tried the method on the sunscreen stain, and while it did help with fading, it didn’t totally get rid of the stains.

79¢ Armpit Stain Remover