Why You Need to Use Sports Detergent
It’s not the sweat that gives you stinky socks. It’s the bacteria on your skin combined with the sweat that causes body odor. And since your clothes touch your skin during exercise or hard work, the sweaty bacteria attaches itself to your clothing, too. Sweaty clothes are a breeding ground for smelly bacteria.
Many of today’s high-tech fabrics are designed to wick sweat away from your skin, absorbing moisture and keeping you dry. The problem is these sweat-wicking fabrics lock in the stink, too. Regular laundry detergent is formulated for lightly soiled cotton-based fabrics, and cannot effectively get the odor out of your stinky socks, smelly shoes, sweat-stained shirt, etc. The only thing that can get your smelly clothes fresh is a sports detergent specifically formulated to eliminate the bacteria that causes odors.
With 2 adults and 3 sweaty children (Little Worker is more about food stains than sweat at this point), our technical apparel takes quite a beating. We typically use some sort of unscented,dye-free detergent to wash all our clothes and usually hang up the clothes to make them last longer. In general, we're good to our gear. Unfortunately, our gear is not always good to us. Ever pulled a "clean" shirt from the drawer, pull it over your head, and then get a whiff of old sweat? Or hug your child only to discover a certain homeless-like aroma wafting from their favorite tech shirt? I have, and it's not pleasant. At a certain point, regular detergent just doesn't cut it. 2Toms to the rescue!
2Toms is the creator of BlisterShield, SportShield and ButtShield®, which are anti-friction skin guards that eliminate the friction that cause blisters and chafing. BlisterShield is a powder for the feet and hands while SportShield® & ButtShield® are liquids for the rest of the body. BlisterShield, SportShield and ButtShield increase comfort, enhance performance and endurance. All our products are odor free, non-greasy, and last all day under the most extreme conditions. Please visit www.2toms.com for more information. Their mission is to provide the best comfort and care to consumers by using technologically advanced products while generating reasonable earnings to support employee welfare and morale.
2Toms has developed a new Stink-Free product, which promises to make the bacteria-ridden, sweaty tech shirt a thing of the past (also works on socks and shorts). The detergent comes out of the pouch with a powerful scent, which disappears in the wash, leaving a neutral smelling garment behind. This stuff actually works. And I'm hugging my kids more, so we're happier to boot. :)
One thing I didn't like was that the sample size I was sent was for 2 loads. Very difficult to squeeze out a single load amount from a slippery plastic bag. As such, I'd suggest opting for the bottle, which has a cap for measuring.
(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog, courtesy of 2Toms via Transmyt. I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)
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