When you’ve finally decided on your outfit for the day and suddenly spot a few annoying white deodorant marks on your favourite top, it’s enough to ruin your morning. However, with a little help from Vanish, you can learn how to remove deodorant stains with ease (without it ruining your entire day…or your shirt!).

If you’ve got enough time, it’s best to pre-treat the affected garment using Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Gel. It’ll lift stains, keep colours bright and remove odours in just one wash. After this, wash the item with your regular detergent and an extra dose of Vanish so you can make the most of its deep hygiene action*, which gives your clothes a thorough clean every time you use it in-wash.

Read on for more detailed instructions to get the best results when removing deodorant stains from your garments.

*removes stains for a hygiene boost.

How to remove deodorant stains from cotton clothing

White marks on your clothes are often caused by the ingredients in your deodorant. These white, chalky stains can be a real problem with your coloured cotton t-shirts, but don’t panic! We have some steps to follow to restore your wardrobe favourites with Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Gel:

How to remove deodorant stains from cotton clothing


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  1. Pour 2ml of Vanish gel directly onto the stain and gently rub.
  2. Leave the product in contact with the stain for 10 mins max.
  3. After pre-treatment, wash as usual or rinse thoroughly.
  4. Important: Before using Vanish, you should always follow the usage instructions on the packaging and follow its care advice.

How to remove deodorant stains on silk clothing

To remove deodorant stains from delicate materials like silk, follow the same process as our directions for cotton. Silk can be treated like normal fabrics, because our versatile Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Gel can be used on everyday fabrics, as well as silk and wool. The Oxi Advance formula is gentle on fabrics but tough on stains, to ensure the highest care is given to your clothes. Whether your silks are brightly coloured or black and white, our formula is colour safe and can lift deodorant stains even in a cold wash.

How to remove deodorant stains on silk clothing

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.