I workout almost every day - so my favorite workout clothes see A LOT of sweat. Have you ever noticed that after awhile your old workout clothes can smell bad even when they're clean? That's because bacteria living on the skin feeds off our sweat, which is then absorbed by our clothes and traps odors. I have had to throw away clothes in the past because they still smelled like the gym after being washed several times. Thankfully, I figured out a way to prevent this, here are some tips for keeping your workout clothes smelling fresh and new…
- Let your clothes out of the bag. Wash your workout clothes as soon as possible to reduce the amount of time bacteria has to grow. If you can't wash your clothes right away find a way to let your workout clothes dry out so you can stop the bacteria love-fest happening in your gym bag or laundry hamper. I personally use a metal mesh laundry hamper that has a little more air flow.
- Use white vinegar to disinfect. Simply add 1 cup of white vinegar right into the washing machine at the start of the cycle along with your detergent. If your clothes come out of the wash with a slight vinegar smell don't worry, it will go away by the time the clothes are dry.
- Don't overdo it on the detergent. Using too much detergent will do the exact opposite of what you think it will. Instead of getting your clothes extra clean it will leave detergent residue in the fibers of your clothes. Plus, some bacteria love to feed off soap.
Did you know the brand "All" laundry detergent was originally developed by Monsanto?
I don't know about you, but I don't want to trust Monsanto who's credited with poisoning our environment with Roundup with the safety of my laundry detergent! I only use Molly's Suds Laundry Soap because it's made with safe ingredients. Detergents like All and Tide leave residues of toxic petrochemicals, phosphates, formaldehyde, chlorine, synthetic dyes and fragrances on my clothes. The chemicals in detergents haven't been thoroughly tested for safety, especially when these chemicals are combined together in one product. Even worse, laundry detergents aren't required to list their ingredients, so it can be almost impossible to figure out which ones are safe. Yet, millions of people trust these detergents to wash the things that we put closest to our skin - and that's crazy! Years ago I made a conscious choice to stop buying detergents that could make me sick, irritate my skin or impact the environment around me - and never looked back.
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Their laundry soap smells like peppermint! They have an unscented version too. They're both great for my sensitive skin and one bag lasts for 120 loads. I especially love their non-chlorine bleach whitener and dryer balls that cut down on drying time. (Those traditional dryer sheets are full of petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances – so please stop buying them too!)
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