How to Remove Odors From Military Uniforms
The uniforms of men and women in the military are exposed to rough terrain and heavy conditions, so it is not uncommon for them to develop a stench that cannot be chased away by ordinary laundry detergent. If you are in charge of laundry duty of a military uniform, there may be times when the uniform will smell so bad, you will need to reach for alternative odor fighting methods.
Pour the hair shampoo on the sweat stain. Hair shampoo will help with removing the stain the sweat has left on the uniform.
Fill your washing machine with water. Add a cup of vinegar to the water. The strong smell of vinegar will fade away, together with any type of musk your military uniform might have developed.
Put a cup of baking soda in the washing machine. The combination of baking soda and vinegar is a good fighter of odors in clothes, no matter how strong they might be.
Add the washing detergent. Read the label thoroughly to check for possible optical brighteners. You should only use washing detergents that don't include optical brighteners for washing military uniforms.
Lucy Natek started writing in 2004. Her work has appeared in publications such as "Sketchbook," "Kismet," "In*tandem" and "Rahha" and on websites such as Dia, Fashion Students Online and Haus Digital. Natek holds a master's degree in political science and international relations from the University of Ljubljana.
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