Here are some natural tips shared by Laurent Carleton, dry cleaners manager in Toulouse for 30 years, to effectively get rid of sweat odor sticking to your clothes.
Why do bad odors remain on clothes?
Before you see what the solutions are to get rid of the unpleasant smell of sweat, it is good to ask yourself why this annoying smell remains on the clothes.
The reasons can be of a different nature, the most common are:
The presence of moisture in the drum
The drum is the heart of the washing machine because the clothes are placed there. It should always be kept clean.
very low temperatures
Heavy soiled clothes need high temperatures to properly degrease.
Too much or too little detergent
Less detergent means that clothes don’t smell good because they haven’t been washed well.
On the contrary, even excess detergent does not give the desired effect because the excess is trapped between the fibers causing the bad smell.
When there are stubborn stains on your clothes, it is best to pre-treat the stain before putting it in the washing machine to cover any unpleasant odors.
How do you get rid of unpleasant odors from clothes?
After knowing the most common reasons that leave sweat smell on clothes during washing, let’s take a look at the best natural ingredients for washing them to say goodbye to sweat smell!
with baking soda
As a first method, we can’t help but recommend baking soda, the indispensable champion of natural washing machine remedies!
You can use it to pre-treat stains by making a thick paste of baking soda and water to distribute on soiled clothes.
For washing, put a measuring cup of the product to spray directly on the linen and you will see that your clothes smell clean and will not have an annoying smell of sweat anymore!
with white vinegar
White vinegar is a staple that is often used in a washing machine!
It is used for many purposes, and it is also an excellent and inexpensive natural fabric softener!
If you want to use it to treat stains, you will need to pour vinegar on the affected area and then put it in the washing machine.
When you need to start washing, place 1 cup of the product in the detergent compartment with 1 teaspoon of the essential oil of your choice and voila!
Be careful with the laundry
Sure, having items that can help you get a perfect wash is a great help, but always be careful when washing!
It is very important to remove the sweat from the clothes first before putting them in the washing machine, otherwise the smell can transfer to other clothes.