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(HELP) get body odor off hunting clothes

Grasshopper

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I had to use Dawn dish soap in some of my base layers because I used to use that cakey white unscented antiperspirant during hunting season. Soaking the armpits in the dawn broke the antiperspirant down and then I followed with the baking soda and ozone treatment. Nothing would get that crap out besides Dawn.
I agree with this often being the cause of odors trapped in clothing.
 

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I haven't had these issues with my FL layers and i am a sweaty beast most of the year. I would think it might be due to the deodorant/antiperspirant brand you're using that is accumulating in the pits of the shirts, not necessarily merino's ability (or lack thereof) to combat armpit funk.

I usually let my FL baselayers go the whole season unless they get muddy or bloody. Then use the merino wash they have on their website (bought from amazon for a little less) and wash per garment instructions . Have had not issues with FL baselayers retaining smell.
 

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I had to use Dawn dish soap in some of my base layers because I used to use that cakey white unscented antiperspirant during hunting season. Soaking the armpits in the dawn broke the antiperspirant down and then I followed with the baking soda and ozone treatment. Nothing would get that crap out besides Dawn.
The OP mentioned it was merino wool that he was trying to deodorize. I wonder if something like Dawn safe on wool? Seems like most of the instructions I've seen on laundering wool says to use a "mild" detergent. Does Dawn fall into the "mild" category?

And I sure wish they made an unscented version of Dawn. I will never understand why everything has to have perfume added. I avoid the laundry aisle in the stores like a plague. I feel like puking when I smell that crap.
 

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The OP mentioned it was merino wool that he was trying to deodorize. I wonder if something like Dawn safe on wool? Seems like most of the instructions I've seen on laundering wool says to use a "mild" detergent. Does Dawn fall into the "mild" category?

And I sure wish they made an unscented version of Dawn. I will never understand why everything has to have perfume added. I avoid the laundry aisle in the stores like a plague. I feel like puking when I smell that crap.
We use the seventh generation scent + dye free stuff. Not as cheap as the other stuff but works every bit as good, without the crazy smells.
 

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We use the seventh generation scent + dye free stuff. Not as cheap as the other stuff but works every bit as good, without the crazy smells.
I have 7th Gen and I like it, but I never compared it head to head with Dawn.
I do know Dawn is amazing stuff. Its THE BEST treatment for poison ivy rash and other uses. I just wish it didn't stink.
 

Grasshopper

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I think Dawn is fine with wool they clean live animals with it when they are polluted by oil.
 

Oldskool

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Not to morph the thread, but this might be a good time to mention deodorant because it may help prevent the OPs issue for him and other guys in the future.
I'm convinced the best unscented deodorant is Almay hypoallergenic. It's a gel that works great for me and a little spreads a long away on pits, feet, and anywhere else you apply it. In addition to the Almay, I also apply deodorant crystal, and a chunk of crystal will last for many years.
I'm trying to prevent any and all bacteria from forming. I figure the crystal may deal with a type of bacteria that the Almay may not address. I do know that the crystal works great, but it's only a deodorant, it's not an antiperspirant, so the crystal alone won't stop sweating. The Almay deals with sweating.
Everybody's body chemistry is different so this combination may not work as well for others but it works great for me.
I had the same problem with body oder, I sweat real easy. 20 degree weather and I wear t shirt and flannel jacket and burn up. A friend of mine (Barry Wensel) told me about Chloophyll. Take 1 a day and it almost kills all body oder, stinky feet and bad breath. Been using it for 10 years now. I get mine at GNC. Some drug stores have it or can get it for you. Not expensive at all.
 

Allegheny Tom

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I had the same problem with body oder, I sweat real easy. 20 degree weather and I wear t shirt and flannel jacket and burn up. A friend of mine (Barry Wensel) told me about Chloophyll. Take 1 a day and it almost kills all body oder, stinky feet and bad breath. Been using it for 10 years now. I get mine at GNC. Some drug stores have it or can get it for you. Not expensive at all.
Ive been doing chlorophyll for quite a few years now.
I start taking it a few weeks before, and thru hunting season.
I attended Tony Lapratt's boot camp several years ago and he swears by it. He is a diabetic and he says his wife used to comment on the nasty odors his body gave off. She says she no longer smells odors from him since he started chlorophyll.
I get mine off Amazon.
Does it help reduce odor for hunting?? I don't know. But for a few dollars per season, it can't hurt.

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Ive been doing chlorophyll for quite a few years now.
I start taking it a few weeks before, and thru hunting season.
I attended Tony Lapratt's boot camp several years ago and he swears by it. He is a diabetic and he says his wife used to comment on the nasty odors his body gave off. She says she no longer smells odors from him since he started chlorophyll.
I get mine off Amazon.
Does it help reduce odor for hunting?? I don't know. But for a few dollars per season, it can't hurt.

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Yes it definitely reduces odor for hunting. I hunt strictly trad gear and almost always fill all my tags. Longest shot 12 yards. I shot 2 coyotes this past season, 1 at 4 yards from my tree and 1 at 2 yards within 30 minutes after getting in stand. I don't think it can all be luck.
I take 1 pill a day all year long.
By the way, I'm also a diabetic
 

DOMMA

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I bought an industrial strength ozone generator off amazon for about $60. Almost kills the smoke smell in a used car but definitely will take the funk out of houses, carpets, clothes etc. you can also use it to make your own scentlok closet. I have a $40 Locker I bought from wal mart and I can put the ozone in there any time. I also soak my truck once at the beginning of the season.
This ^^^^. I did the same thing to get the rubber scent out of new rubber boots. It also removes any moldy, basement smells. At the end of the season, I run the Ozone in my hunting closet for about an hour. I then put the clothes in a scent lock container. When I open the container for the start of next season my clothes are scent free.
 
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