Working out feels great. It makes you feel less stressed out, recharges your battery, increases the dopamine production in your brain, and makes you feel confident. And it also gives your stronger muscles. But a few hours at the gym can result in laundry that is a bit smellier than usual. And perspiration stains can occur on any type of clothing but it is usually found on the various types of sports gear you would be wearing for your workout. Learn how to remove body odor and stains from clothes no matter how much you sweat with these helpful hints.
Let Sweaty Clothes Dry
Although it may be tempting to immediately toss your sweaty workout attire into the washer doing so breeds bacteria. Hanging your workout attire to dry before tossing in the hamper can help keep stink from setting in and will reduce bacteria by 90%.
Vinegar, Baking Soda, and/or Lemon Juice
Keep clothes smelling fresh with kitchen staples like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. White vinegar is a natural deodorizer. Add one cup to a basin of cold water, add the juice of a lemon and soak workout clothes for 15 to 30 minutes. After the water is put into the washer add a cup of baking soda to the washer to get rid of sweat’s acidic odor.
Time to Put the Gym Clothes in the Washer
To remove the most stubborn, stinky molecules from your fabrics, you are going to want to use a high-quality laundry detergent. Place the required amount of detergent for the average load into an empty washing machine. Turn your gym clothes inside out to help the detergent reach the smelliest parts of your gym wear before putting them into the washer. Use the warmest water temperature allowed by the care label. If it says wash in cold water most high-quality laundry detergents can give a deep clean even in cold water. Do not add fabric softener vinegar and baking soda are natural softeners.
Avoid the Heat
Heat amplifies sweat odor. Hang dry your clothes is the best bet. But if you want to use a dryer use a low or no heat setting.
How To Prevent Having a Smelly Gym Bag
Your gym bag can also retain the odor of the workout gear. To prevent this from happening, place a couple of dryer sheets in your bag and spray with an antibacterial spray for freshness. Now your clothes and your bag are all ready for the next visit to the gym.
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