Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ewwww smell still there?

Hi all! Have you ever had a problem with removing underarm smells from clothes? I know there are days when family members forget to put on anti-perspirant and sometimes, even after washing said clothes they still smell funky. So what to do? I have personally tried the following and some work on some smells and some work on others. They are ranked according to how effective it has been for me.

1. Rubbing Alcohol. The higher the concentration, the better so 70% is minimum. Put it in a spritzer and spray away at the unseen smell-makers. Bad odor is usually caused by bacteria... so if you kill the bacteria, you generally eradicate the problem. Just make sure that the alcohol that you pick out does not have a strong scent to it.

2. White Vinegar. Dilute it with water 1:1 and placed in a spritzer.

3. Shampoo. Use the ones for oily hair. For this one... you can definitely go with whatever scent you wanna use.

4. Baking soda paste. Messy. Just the same, it does its job...sometimes. Slather it on where odor is strongest and rub it in and let it sit for a few minutes. Problem with this one is it is kinda hard to wash off.

There you go... hope that helps you mothers out there with kids with hyperactive sweat glands.

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