I’ve had a couple of folks e-mail me with requests for solutions to smelly clothes, used/vintage and otherwise. And I’ve gotta tell ya: Very few have worked for me. My understanding is that each person creates a specialized cocktail of hormones, sweat, and deodorant/antiperspirant that interacts with various fibers in different ways, so a stink-remedy that works for one person might fail another. I’ve had luck using cheap vodka and sunshine on mild BO and mothball smells, and white vinegar/baking soda takes most of the stank out of my workout tops, but just about everything else has proven weak or ineffective on my own laundry. So I’m hoping you all can suggest a few!
What do you use to keep your clothes from smelling, or to rid smelly clothes of their odors? Share recipes or links if you’ve got ’em!