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Removing Odors from Clothes

I can't seem to get odors out of my husband's clothes. I've tried different soaps, etc. Has anyone found a good solution? I used vinegar, baking soda, etc.

By Cindy from Phoenix, AZ

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November 9, 20110 found this helpful

One of my standbys is borateem (borax). It works on a lot of odors. For what it doesn't get, try using a cup of white vinegar in the rinse. The vinegar works best on tee shirt odors.

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November 9, 20110 found this helpful

Have you looked at the soap you're using? You may be using too much and the washer isn't getting all of the soap out of his clothing in the rinse cycle.

Try washing his clothes without any soap. Look in the machine after it has agitated (or if using a front loader, look at the window about halfway through the first wash cycle) to see if there is any soap sudsing going on. You might be surprised to see suds in a washing you added no soap to.

He could be one of those guys whose sweat reacts to the fragrances used in your laundry soap, too. If you don't see any sudsing in the the wash without soap, try a different soap, maybe one without any fragrances added, and see if that helps.

I had something of the same problems, and lol, it turned out to be too much soap AND a chemical reaction to the fragrance. I switched to one of the products without fragrances, and cut the amount of soap I was using. Problem solved:)

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November 13, 20110 found this helpful

Have you tried sudsy ammonia? I used it when my husband was a heavy equipment mechanic.

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February 26, 20120 found this helpful

My husband works in the oil field, and I can't get the smell out of his clothes. I need something that works well please!

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February 29, 20120 found this helpful

My bf is a mechanic and I also cannot get the smell out of his clothes. But putting some baking soda in with the laundry detergent does help. I also use fabric softeners with a strong scent and it helps.

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