Skip Nav
Healthy Recipes
If You Want to Lose Weight and Still Drink, Read This
Healthy Living
Stop Stress in Its Tracks With These 5 Easy Tips
Fitness Gear
Ring the Alarm! 17 New Ivy Park Products Are Leaving Us Crazy in Love

Smelly Workout Gear? Spray a Little Vodka on That

Real Simple never ceases to amaze me with their fabulous tips and tidbits. Recently I came across one that seemed fitting for us workout bunnies: Deodorizing your gear. Even after washing it, the smell can still linger if the bacteria lives through the wash.

So here is a great tip from RealSimple.com on how to get the stink out of your gear:

Spritz garments with a small amount of vodka; hang them to dry in a well-ventilated area (spot-test first). Straight vodka kills bacteria, but it doesn’t leave a scent.

We all know by now that vodka packs in more calories than you may want to be consuming in a night out, so this is a way to still use that vodka without all the pesky side effects (hangovers, added calories, etc.) I'm loving it; after all no one wants to be that guy/girl at the gym who stinks, now do we? Real Simple was not the only ones to fill me in on this tip; user wackdoodle has already been using this technique.

Source

wackdoodle wackdoodle 10 years
Thnaks Fit for the mention. Cheap vodka does leave a slight scent for about an hour or so. Mid-grade to highend does not leave a scent. I was taught by a Russian friend good vodka never has a smell. But you left the vodka dry completely before putting on the garmet.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
I assume that after the vodka dries on the clothes you throw them through the wash again to get rid of the alcohol-y smell, but I could be wrong.
SU3 SU3 10 years
That's what I was thinking JKe895, wouldn't there be a vodka scent left behind? I wouldn't want to walk into the gym and everyone think I was wasted. Interesting though - will try. :)
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
Whoa, wait? Vodka has a distinct scent to it, how does it not leave the scent behind? I'm going to try that but really, I think that last thing that I need to have around the guys is a spray bottle of vodka, haha!
Best Ivy Park Clothes Fall 2017
Nike Sneakers Based on Your Zodiac Sign
How to Save Money on Workout Clothes
October Must Haves 2017
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds