Did you know that aspirin is not only great for headaches, but it also makes your white laundry really shine again? It’s a real gamechanger when it comes to stains!

At the latest when the temperatures rise again, I reach for my white T-shirts, shirts and dresses more often again. I think nothing looks more like summer than bright white clothes! The only problem: white laundry is pretty squeamish. Sometimes a particularly stubborn stain just won’t go away, sometimes the clothes seem to turn downright gray and lose all radiance. Annoying! But don’t worry: You don’t have to get rid of your favorite pieces right away. Try taking one or two tablets of aspirin!

Aspirin fights deodorant and sweat stains

Have you ever had unattractive yellow sweat or deodorant stains in the armpit area of your white shirt? Often these spots don’t want to go away completely even after a round in the washing machine.

The solution: Aspirin! The headache medication contains acetylsalicylic acid (ASS). On the one hand, this has a pain-relieving effect, but on the other hand, it is also strong against stains. For mild discolorations, simply add one or two aspirin tablets to your whites to loosen unpleasant stains. If the stains are particularly stubborn, you can dissolve two to three aspirin tablets in water and soak your clothes in it for three hours. Then let the clothes dry and put them in the washing machine!

Bright white laundry thanks to aspirin

Your clothes are starting to get a grayish tinge and just don’t shine properly anymore? Aspirin is your helper in this case, too. Add two to three tablets to your laundry and run your wash cycle as usual. Afterwards, your laundry will look like new.

Caution: Do not use this trick on delicate laundry such as silk! Colored clothes can also fade due to the light acid. Therefore, it is better to use only for normal white laundry.

Remove blood stains with aspirin

Yes, aspirin is also extremely useful against blood stains. Simply soak the sullied clothes in cold (!) water with three dissolved aspirin tablets. Then let the clothes dry and wash them in the machine as usual. By the way, warm water is counterproductive for blood. This is because the heat changes the structure of the proteins in the blood, making them adhere better to the textiles. For the same reason, you should also use cold water for other protein-containing stains.

Aspirin as a cleaning agent

Our little miracle drug aspirin can do even more: For stains in the bathroom, it’s a great emergency substitute when the cleaning agent is just empty. Sure, real cleaning products are more effective, but at least it’s a start!

To get rid of superficial dirt, simply dissolve three aspirin in warm water, for example in a spray bottle, and apply the mixture. Leave it on for about half an hour, then wipe it off and you’re done. For stubborn spots, such as rust, crush the tablet directly on the affected area, which you have previously wet. Then wait about 10 minutes and wipe with a cloth.