I receive numerous inquiries regarding underarm stains and how to remove them – yellowing in the armpit area and those crunchy areas from residual deodorant. While deodorant is definitely a good thing, it can very easily ruin a shirt or blouse.
So I was excited to review a product made specifically to reduce and eliminate unsightly underarm stains: PitStop Yellow Armpit Stain Remover.
This review is based on my own usage and experience with this product.
I used the product on an old light orange colored tshirt that had considerable discoloration due to underarm stains. I found the ‘toughest’ shirt in our house to test the product on. I treated one side with the product and left the other side as-is.
Quantity and Size: For this review, I received 2 small sample-sized bottles. However according to its website, Pit Stop offers product bottles in a 12-oz. size.
Ease of Use: This product was extremely easy to use. The user simply sprays the product on the underarm stain and rubs in vigorously with his finger or a small brush. It’s not messy or time-consuming. The process is as easy as applying any other spray stain remover. It literally took me less than 10 seconds to apply the remover and rub in – super easy! I did however have trouble with the sprayer on top of my sample bottle. It didn’t want to spray easily even after I primed it with product.
After allowing PitStop to penetrate the stain for 20-30 minutes, I washed it as I usually would.
Scent: PitStop has an odd smell, similar to vinegar. It’s not necessarily disagreeable, but certainly not the scent that you would associate with a laundry detergent. After the product penetrated the clothes, I could hardly smell it at all. And I definitely couldn’t smell it after the shirt was laundered. The scent was definitely not a deal breaker, just worth mentioning.
Price: A 12-ounce bottle is priced at $12.50. The maker of PitStop reports that one 12-ounce bottle will treat between 25-30 shirts. This is based on spraying approximately 10 sprays of PitStop to each arm area. If underarm stains are a chronic problem and frequently ruins shirts, this product is a deal at $12.50.
Availability: At the present time, it seems that PitStop is only available from PitStop’s website. They do give away several free samples each week for their Facebook fans.
Results: I was very pleased with this product! While the underarm stains were not completely gone, they were considerably diminished. On the untreated side, deodorant residue was still readily apparent and of course the old underarm stains were still visible. However the side treated with PitStop showed a significant reduction in underarm stains and the deodorant residue was only minimal. I would definitely consider this a success based on the shirt’s prior appearance.
Would I Use This Product Again: I definitely would! Prior to PitStop, I was not aware of a product to use specifically on underarm stains. Based on my laundry experience, I feel like it is a good value for the money it costs. It exceeded my expectations in removing old perspiration stains.
A Few Quick PitStop FAQ’s:
- PitStop is soluble in water, so normal washing of the garment will remove all traces of the product.
- PitStop does not contain bleach, so it can be used on colored and white clothing. PitStop can react with some dyes causing discoloration, so be cautious during the initial use.
- PitStop responds well to vigorous rubbing, so use a clean brush for best results.
- PitStop removes underarm stains, but does not prevent stains or deodorant build-up.
Disclaimer: I received (2) 1-ounce product samples from the manufacturers of PitStop and was compensated for my time financially in reviewing the product. The opinions expressed are based on my experience and are 100% mine.