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How-To | Remove Odor From Sports Gear

Jan 18, 2018

Your top-performing sports gear works tirelessly alongside you – through gym sessions, field practice, and high-stakes games – so when an intense session results in mildewy water bottles, musty helmets, grimy yoga mats, and smelly boxing gloves, it’s time to show some love to your teammates! Learn how to properly clean and maintain your gear for many wins to come with our no-sweat solutions.

WATER BOTTLES

TAKE THE "EW" OUT OF MILDEW AND STAY HYDRATED

Gather These Tools:

Scented Vinegar, Dish Detergent, Glass & Crystal Cleaning Brush

STEP 1:

Thoroughly wash the interior of your bottle with Dish Detergent and use a bottle brush, such as the Glass & Crystal Cleaning Brush, to reach small crevices.

STEP 2:

Fill your bottle with a mixture of ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar and hot water. Hold your bottle closed and lightly shake to distribute the solution. Leave it to soak for a couple of hours or overnight.

STEP 3:

Pour the solution and rinse well. Allow to dry.

YOGA MATS

GET YOUR MAT READY FOR THE NEXT SUN SALUTATION

Gather These Tools:

Scented Vinegar, Sport Spray, Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth, spray bottle

STEP 1:

For odor removal and cleaning, wipe down yoga mats every week with a solution of Scented Vinegar and warm water. Mix ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar and 1 cup of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray both sides of the mat and wipe dry with a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth. 

STEP 2:

To freshen up after sessions, spritz the yoga mat with Sport Spray from 6 inches away—it’s antibacterial properties add scent while removing odor.

BOXING GLOVES

BEAT SWEAT AND ODORS TO THE PUNCH

Gather These Tools:

Scented Vinegar, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, Sport Spray, Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth, spray bottle

STEP 1:

Don’t leave your sweaty boxing gloves in the gym bag for too long as this causes the buildup of mildew and odors! After each session, use a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth to soak up excess sweat from both the interior and exterior of your gloves.

STEP 2:

Presoak sweaty hand wraps in a bath of hot water and 1 capful of All-Purpose Bleach Alternative for up to one hour to remove set-in odors. Then, launder as normal.

STEP 3:

Help sanitize and remove odors by mixing ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar and 1 cup of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray the inside of your gloves liberally and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

STEP 4:

Follow by thoroughly wiping down the area with hot water and a cloth or you may be left with a bleached or pink spot later on. Stuff with paper towels and let sit to dry completely.

STEP 5:

To freshen gloves before and after a session in the ring, spritz with Sport Spray from 6 inches away.

HELMETS

CLEAR YOUR HEAD OF DIRTY THOUGHTS

Gather These Tools:

Wash & Stain Bar, Surface Cleaner, Sport Spray, Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth

STEP 1:

Detach any removable accessories, such as the face shield, cheek pads, headset or chin-curtain.

STEP 2:

Use the Wash & Stain Bar to treat sweat stains and odors on the inner foam padding. Wet the bar with warm water and work a lather into the foam.

STEP 3:

Thoroughly remove soap and suds by gently blotting the area with a damp Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth. Then, blot the area dry with a clean, dry Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.

STEP 4:

Spray the outer shell and hard accessories with the Surface Cleaner. Wipe dry a Lint-Free Cleaning Cloth.

STEP 5:

To freshen musty helmets, spritz the inside with Sport Spray from 6 inches away.

Shop the Story

Glass & Crystal Cleaning Brush
$16.00

Gently Clean Stemware & Crystal

Wash & Stain Bar
$6.00

Spot-treat Stains

Sport Spray 4 fl oz
$10.00

Freshen & Deodorize

Surface Cleaner 16 fl oz
$12.00

Clean All Surfaces

Dish Detergent 16 fl oz
$12.00

For Sink Washing & Dishwashers

Lint-Free Cleaning Cloths
$20.00

Lint Free for Cleaning and Spot Treating

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