As the weather begins to warm up so begins the outdoor running season and the strong push to get in shape for beach season. Our Customer service line fields 100’s of calls a day but the more common one that we receive this time of year is what is the best detergent to remove sweat odors from workout clothes? DriFit technology has become increasingly popular and in case you are unfamiliar with it is a high-performance, microfiber, polyester fabric that moves sweat away from the body and to the fabric surface, where it evaporates.
Athletes love using Dri-FIT because it keeps them dry and comfortable but the gear takes a big beating hoarding the sweat odors and smells making it quite the challenge to remove and bring your clothing back to life. The human body sweats from up to 5 million sweat glands located all over the skin on our body. So sweat and sweat odors are bound to get absorbed into our clothing. What is commonly overlooked by those who use DriFit technology is that the whole you are working out you’re sweating in your clothing at a higher rate than you normally would, and since the clothing was designed to absorb and retain the sweat it is also absorbing all the dead skin cells and oils that slough off your body when you exercise, which are commonly associated with body and sweat odors.4 Tips to Avoid Stinking After A Workout
Avoid sulfurous foods when you want to smell good. This includes foods such as meat, eggs, dairy, onions, garlic and even cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli. Coffee and alcohol can also tend to be stinky sweat culprits for many people.
Limit bacteria on the surface of your skin. I personally do this by showering with an anti-bacterial soap (Dr. Bronner’s) with oil of oregano added to the soap.
Use an underarm deodorant. Sadly, most deodorants create a chemical cocktail in your armpits, but here are a few good brands.
Season your food with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg or cardamom. These spices tend to influence your sweat scent to a slightly more pleasant aroma.
first reported on-http://magazine.foxnews.com/food-wellness/why-do-i-stink-when-i-work-out
Detergent Do’s and Donts when deodorizing your workout Clothes
The cardinal sin we often see our Customer commit when trying to remove sweat odors from their workout clothes is adding extra detergent to the wash to compensate for the odors. In this case more is not better and adding extra detergent to your gym clothes will actually make it worse. I am sure you are probably scratching your head wondering why a simple way of looking at it is your washing machine was built with a standard cycle that’s was actually designed to handle an exact or specified amount of detergent.
Anything more than the required or suggested amount will not get washed out and all residual detergent will make a home on your workout clothes, which may result in sealing in the sweat bacteria (odor causing bacteria), dead skin and creating an in some cases fungus. This may get the light bulbs going off in your head if you notice that your workout clothes or towels have a musty or funky smell its more than likely mildew, which feeds off soap as well as dead skin debris.
Why your Scented Softeners won’t deodorize your workout clothes
We have become subliminally programmed by television and creative advertising that if something smells pretty that it is clean? This couldn’t be further from the truth and the silent assassin—so far as your workout clothes are concerned—is your scented fabric softener and detergents. Besides being nothing more than masking agents or very brief solution your fabric softener will also leave behind a coating that can trap the smells in your workout clothes, which make it that much more difficult to clean and deodorize.
Let’s paint a visual picture in your head for you, after a long day of washing and battling with your funky workout clothes, you take your fitness clothes out of the wash and you get a whiff of something that doesn’t smell clean, after multiple washes. Why the poor results? Your fabric softener is locking in and sealing the odors in your clothes.
The Best Detergent for Workout Clothes?
What makes the OdorKlenz Sport Laundry Additive the best detergent for your workout clothes? Simply, put the technology was designed to attack and neutralize the chemistry of the sweat and body odors without the use of masking agents or fragrances. The results clean and odor free workout clothes and spending less time in your laundry room and more time in at gym getting in top shape. Besides the safety and efficacy benefits of the OdorKlenz technology, it also will save you money on replacing your workout clothes and gear, also, if you are not completely sold or satisfied with the results all products come with a 30-day money back guarantee. Replace your scented laundry products and detergents with a product that is safe, effective, and proven to remove the toughest sports odors.
The OdorKlenz Sports laundry additive was optimized to remove and neutralize the stubborn sweat and body odors from your workout clothing. Gentle enough to use on DRI-FIt clothing and yoga pants but strong enough to remove the odors at the source without the use of masking agents or toxic chemicals.Select options
OdorKlenz Laundry Customer Testimonials
I never knew what to use to get the “sweat” odor out of my husband’s and son’s workout clothes as well as their bath towels. OdorKlenz did the trick! I love the product!
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“As a Bikram Yoga teacher I have lots of sweaty yoga clothes at the end of each day. I had several items of clothes that I thought were headed for the trash because I could not get the odor out. I found your product online and thought it was worth a try. I was thrilled when all the clothes came out of the wash odor free. I love that odorklenz does not add scent to the clothes. After trying the product I purchased a case of laundry liquid. I highly recommend this odorklenz liquid to anyone who has smelly workout clothes.”
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