How To Remove Armpit Odor From Your Clothes

How to Remove Perspiration Odor from Clothes

remove sweat odors from gym clothesAs the new year approaches so will the new year resolutions, and we hope that your health and fitness make the top of the list of resolutions! During this peak time of the year, we commonly get asked the question from our Customers of “how to remove perspiration odor from clothes”. Let’s use an educational approach, supported by our experiences at OdorKlenz Laundry, to look at the reasons behind perspiration odor in clothes. Once you understand the reasons that clothes sometimes smell bad, continue reading to find out the best methods for gym odor removal. In other words, we’ll help you get that stink out of your clothes!

The truth is that 90% of the time odors in your workout clothes are caused by a buildup of sweat and bacteria from your body. It makes sense because, as you burn those calories, you are also releasing heat and sweat from your body. Hopefully, you aren’t the person at the gym who is dripping sweat from head to toe all over the equipment and floor! Instead, you stay fresh no matter how tough your workout because you’re wearing the appropriate workout attire which was designed to retain the sweat excreted from your body. We hope that you paid close attention to that last statement; yes indeed, your favorite DRI-FIT work out gear is designed to do nothing more or less then retain the sweat that you are excreting.So what does this mean for you? Well, simply put, your gym clothing should (and will be) more odorous in comparison to your typical clothing. A proper course of action must be put in place to help remove sweat odor from your clothes.

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How To Remove Armpit Odor From Your Clothes

Beyond cleaning your clothes with a detergent that is designed for sweat odor removal, another important ( and often forgotten) step is how you store your workout clothes. Have you ever heard of the term cross-contamination? Right now you may be picturing a HAZMAT outbreak or nuclear meltdown! Cross-contamination in the stinky-clothes-world just means that if you store your extra funky clothes with your regular clothes, it can lead to additional odors. A prime example is what happens when you forget that you’ve left your sweaty workout clothes in a closed up gym bag, locker, or hamper. Laundry day arrives, and you get a very unpleasant reminder of your last trip to the gym as your entire hamper is filled with the smell of sweat and body odors.

Why Is it hard to remove odors from yoga pants and yoga attire

In keeping with the theme of, DRI-FIT clothing, the very qualities that keep high-performance fabrics comfortable during a workout—their ability to push water out of their fibers rather than retaining it, so you stay drier—are the gift and the curse when it comes to washing. These very same attributes make it more difficult to wash and penetrate the fabric deeply enough to pull out the sweat and bacteria. This is why your high-performance workout clothes sometimes hold onto an unpleasant smell even after they’ve been freshly laundered.

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Many yoga enthusiasts would agree that they find it really difficult to safely and effectively remove sweat and body odors from their yoga clothing. The first barrier of entry to clean smelling clothes is the nature of fabrics like Spandex and Lycra. These type of materials are designed to repel water, which is great when you’re working up a massive amount of sweat on your clothes. Unfortunately, fabric that repels water is not as beneficial when it meets up with your favorite detergent in the wash. Another problem is the build up of body oil, detergent and/or fabric softener in the fabric over any washes. This build up lowers the efficacy of your overall washing experience and dramatically contributes to the inability of water to penetrate the fibers of your workout clothes

The Do’s & Dont’s of Removing odors From gym Clothes

Here is one bit of advice that will put you 50% on your way to removing sweat and body odors from your gym clothes. The number one cardinal sin and an offense that most newbie clothes washer commit, is the use or deployment of fabric softener in their wash for gym odor removal. We can’t stress enough to leave all forms of fabric softeners out of the washing equation. Fabric softeners should be avoided when laundering gym gear made of synthetic material, as it leaves behind a coating that will prevent the clothes from getting fully cleaned.

Is more detergent better for Sweat Odor Removal

We understand that 9 out of 10 times when applying the rule of ” more is better” that you will be correct. But in this case, trust us when we tell you that less detergent is better when attempting to neutralize sweat odors from clothing. Trust us as the odor experts here when we sternly tell you with our left hand over our heart that you without a doubt want to use less detergent, as counterintuitive as that seems, to prevent build up on techie-type fabrics.

If you suspect that excess detergent is the problem and you are having issues with the residual detergent causing your clothes to retain an unpleasant odor, one suggestion is to run them through the wash cycle with no detergent at all, which can help to rinse away any lingering excess detergent or fabric softener.

One more mistake that can cause smells to linger is drying your exercise clothes on high heat. Some people choose to air-dry their high-performance exercise clothes. If you do choose to machine dry, it is best to stick with a lower temperature.

Best Detergent for Sweat Odors

Now onto the meat and potatoes of this length but informative post on removing odor from workout clothes. What makes OdorKlenz the best detergent for sweat and body odors? For starters, it is a patented technology that is unlike no other detergent on the market in that it is designed to attack the chemistry of the odor without the use of toxic chemicals or masking agents. The process works using an earth mineral to destructively adsorb the odors while breaking down the chemical composition of the odors. Now, you can have clean smelling workout clothes and also save time and money from having to rewash the same article of clothing over and over. For more information on the OdorKlenz Sport laundry additive and how to remove sweat and body odors from your clothes and workout gear, click on the learn more button below.


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Our Recommended Solution…

The OdorKlenz Sport Laundry Additive works effectively against the foulest of sweat and body odors. It works perfectly along with your laundry detergent, working to completely eliminate the body sweat odors. No more smelling like a gym after using this sport laundry additive!

  • Effectively Eliminates Sweat and Body Odors
  • Safe to Use on Dri-Fit and Yoga Pants
  • Apply 1/4 to 1/2 a Cup (Depending on Load Size), with Unscented Detergent
  • Use Warm, High Agitation Cycle

We are confident that our OdorKlenz Technology will drastically reduce the odors in your home, if it doesn’t live up to your expectations, we will issue a full refund within 30 days of your purchase!

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Hear What People Are Saying About Us…

“Doesn’t have an overwhelming smell I feel like my clothes are actually clean when I wash them!”

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“This really works! My husband works in construction outdoors all day long and I’m afraid to wash his work clothes with anything else but OdorKlenz Sports.”

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“Had some DRI-IT shirts that I LOVED, but had started to build up some really funky smell, even after washing them. I eventually had to stop wearing them. I figured I’d use them as yard work shirts or something where it didn’t matter. Then I saw OdorKlenz and thought it was worth the money of not having to junk my clothes. I was impressed with how fast it got here and happier that my clothes have been salvaged.”

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“Great product–gets rid of sweat smell and doesn’t leave a lingering replacement smell!”

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