I don’t know about you but my exercise cloths smell really funky. Last week I was running and as I went along I kept smelling cheese. Then I realized it was me! I smelled like a big fat wheel of funky cheese!
If you ask folks how to get the stench out of your gear, you’ll be told to use Febreeze, 20 Mule Team Borax, white wine vinegar or baking soda. I even saw something that suggested you put your cloths in the freezer for a few days. That was funny!
Personally I like to stay away from products that contain ingredients that I can’t pronounce like Febreeze. Febreeze claims to be “specifically formulated to find and eliminate sweat odors.” It’s the “find” that worries me for some reason. I recommend sticking with what Granny would have used. Baking soda or vinegar and possibly 20 Mule Team Borax. I like baking soda although I often have to rinse the batch twice. They say you can pre soak but I don’t have the patience for that
Here’s the plan
- First, your most offensive laundry should be washed separate from other clothes so you don’t spread the love.
- My strongest recommendation is to add about a cup of baking soda to a large wash load. You can buy baking soda in a huge box so you don’t have to deal with all those small boxes.
- Another idea is to use vinegar, this doubles as a fabric softener. Use a cup of white wine vinegar in the wash water.
That should do it although you’re gonna need to use this format every time you wash your workout cloths. That, or risk smelling like cheese.
Over and out…