You Can Get Your Exercise AND Smell Good, Too

By Joshua Crofton-Macdonald | October 20, 2017

You Can Get Your Exercise AND Smell Good, Too

Even though you might like the way that you feel when you work out, you probably don’t like the way you smell. After all, when you’re getting in a good workout, it’s totally natural to get sweaty. And sweating is actually really good for you. But when your clothes start to broadcast those workouts to the world, you need a new laundry plan.

Air Them Out

You probably toss your smelly gym clothes into the washing machine as soon as you get the chance. But actually it’s best to let them air out a little bit first. This is especially important if they’ve been rumpled up in your gym bag for a while. You can hang them over the shower curtain rod or on a hook in your bathroom, but if you can’t stand to have the stench inside of your house, you can hang them up outside if it’s a nice day.

Use a Good Detergent

Unless you are sensitive to products that have strong smells, now might be the time to grab a good detergent that has a nice smell. There are actually some detergents designed specifically for active people, and they can be particularly helpful at combating the smell of stinky gym clothes. Even though you might be tempted to add a little bit of extra detergent to the washing machine to help with the smell, however, it’s best to avoid doing so; this is because too much detergent can build up on your clothing and make it wear out more quickly. Since workout gear can be expensive, this is probably something that you want to avoid.

Add Vinegar

Even though vinegar isn’t necessarily known for smelling good, it can actually be great for getting the smell out of your gym clothing. Simply add a little bit of white vinegar to the washing machine during the rinse cycle, and remember that it doesn’t take much. If you would like to combat the smell of the vinegar, you can always add a few drops of your favorite essential oils into the mix.

You Can Get Your Exercise AND Smell Good, Too

Air Dry

After your gym clothes have been washed, it’s a good idea to let them air dry. Hanging them up on a clothesline is the best choice; exposing your clothing to natural sunlight can whiten sweat stains and break down odor compounds still stuck in the fabric. But if this isn’t an option for you, you can use a laundry rack indoors. If you’re in a rush, you can throw them in the dryer (unless the care instructions on your clothing says not to), but you’ll want to tumble dry them on low heat so you don’t damage the elastic.

Happy sweating!

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