A: Those stains are often a combination of perspiration and a buildup of aluminum or zinc salts from deodorant, and they can be difficult or impossible to remove. A product called Deo-Go claims to take them out, but it gets mixed reviews on Amazon. You can order it online there or at www.getdeogo.com.
It’s probably a better idea to focus on preventing underarm stains. Janis Stone, a retired textiles and clothing specialist at Iowa State University, recommends rubbing a little liquid laundry detergent into the underarms of your shirts before you launder them in warm water, or soaking in a pre-soak product and warm water for 15 to 30 minutes before washing.
Native plant sale this weekend
The FloraKansas native plant sale continues Saturday and Sunday at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
In bloom at Botanica