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How to keep gym bag from smelling

Who doesn’t love a good workout? Whether it’s running on the treadmill, lifting a few weights or a Zumba class. There’s no doubting the benefits of exercise, but working hard and getting your heart pumped is always going to make your clothes sweaty and can lead to a stinky gym bag.

When you finish a good session at the gym, training clothes and towels usually go back into the gym bag, right? they trap the odour inside, creating a playground for unwelcome bacteria. 

To dodge that sweaty stink, you’ll need a strong odour remover, which tackles the root cause of the stench – instead of masking it.

Eliminating the smell with Bio one™

The best product for the job is an enzyme cleaner, like Bio one™. The magic’s all in the enzymes and helpful bacteria, which disinfect any hard or soft surface and can eliminate the BO scent taking over your bag. Bio one™ is all natural, eco-friendly, vegan and non-toxic so it’s safe for use around people and pets. The solution contains natural lemon and orange oils which will leave your fitness bag with a refreshing scent too.

Removing the bad smell from your gym bag with Bio one™

  1. Start by completely emptying your gym bag.
  2. Spray the whole bag, inside and out, with Bio one™. If there are particularly pongy sections you can focus your efforts there.
  3. Leave the solution to soak for around five to ten minutes.
  4. Has the smell lifted? If so, give it a quick wipe over and leave the bag to air dry. If it’s still stinky, respray and wait a further five to ten minutes before wiping again.

Why does my gym bag smell?

The short answer – sweat. Although it mostly consists of water, sweat also contains minor amounts of substances like salts, ammonia and urea. Bacteria then feast on these chemicals which cause the smell to develop. When sweat isn’t thoroughly washed out or disinfected from sporting equipment, the by-product of BO carries on producing. Hence the everlasting irritating smell. Zipped up and jam-packed gym bags are breeding grounds for bacteria. Moist clothes are squished together and as sweat gets absorbed by fabric and equipment, germs and other substances are transferred around the bag. This causes bacteria and the stench to flourish in their ideal warm and moist atmosphere.

Tips to keep your gym bag fresh

Give it a spritz with Bio one™

If you don’t have time to deep clean your gym bag, you can give it a quick spray or wipe down with Bio one™. Regularly sanitising the bag and removing visible dirt with Bio one™ will help you stay on top of bacteria, germs and the unpleasant pongs they cause.

Empty your bag as soon as possible

As tempting as it might be, don’t leave everything festering in your bag when you get home. Empty it as soon as you can. Take everything out – clothes, trainers and even the water bottle. This will stop any sweat transferring to your bag.

Air the bag out

When you’ve removed everything from your gym bag, leave it unzipped and wide open.   This will help circulate air, let the fabric breathe and get rid of any remaining odours. You’ll still need to thoroughly clean your gym bag every now and then but airing it will prolong its fresh scent in between washes.

Wash it in the laundry

If your gym bag is machine-washable, this is quick and easy fix. You don’t need to do a special wash for it, pop your bag in with the rest of your laundry to save time and money.

What are enzymes?

Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for customers who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their home and on personal items.

Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.

Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.

This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.

Try out Bio one™ today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.

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