While sweat is a natural bodily function, soaked armpits are never pleasant and can leave unsightly marks on tops and stains on shirts. However, there is no need to worry about unsightly sweat stains, which tend to go yellow, dark and discoloured over time.

With this guide, Vanish will show you how you can remove sweat stains with its powerful Oxi Advance formula so you can get your clothes back to their former glory in no time.

Sweat stains can be stubborn, but it’s nothing the Vanish can’t handle – simply soak, pre-treat or wash the item in Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Gel.

Read on for further instructions on how to remove sweat stains.

How to remove sweat stains from cotton

Cotton is one of the most common clothing materials, due to its soft, durable and breathable nature. So, it’s no surprise to often find sweat stains on your cotton items. But Vanish makes it effortless to remove sweat stains from cotton and other washable coloured clothing. Just pre-treat the stain as soon as possible and follow these easy steps using Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Gel:

How to remove sweat stains from cotton


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  1. For tough and dried in stains, apply 100ml of gel.
  2. For normal stains use 50ml of gel. 
  3. Dose detergent as normal.  
  4. Just add one dose in every wash.  

How to remove sweat stains from silk

Silk is a notoriously high maintenance material because of its look and feel – but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying wearing them. With Vanish, you can remove sweat stains from silk, and other delicate fabrics and our powerful Oxi Advance formula means you can wash silk, wool and linen like any other regular load. Just use our Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Gel and follow the instructions above for excellent results.

How to remove sweat stains from silk

Important: Always read the label on your items before washing and follow the instructions on the back of the package.

General advice

  • Please refer to the packaging for specific product usage and advice.
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Store the product only in the original container and always fasten the lid.
  • Do not expose product to direct sunlight.
  • Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric, rug or carpet.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.