Featured Product – Kit Fresh

What Is Kit Fresh?

This weeks featured product is Kit Fresh.
Kit Fresh has been designed to eliminate the smell of sweat in shoes, sports equipment and clothing rather than masking it up like many other deodorisers. Kit Fresh eliminates the source of bad odours to leave behind a fresh mint smell and clean, odour free clothing. As there are no harsh chemicals in our products, they are environmentally friendly and safe for use around all humans and animals.

How Does Kit Fresh Work?

Containing task-specific bacteria and enzymes, Kit Fresh works by encapsulating the source of the odour and sealing it in. The bacteria then get to work to break down the proteins and lipids that create the odour. Once these have been broken down, the enzymes get to work to digest them completely.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It…

R East – Speedy delivery does what it says on the bottle! Great for ski boots

Marie – Good product that I’ve used for cleaning my horse riding hat and a few other various items. Smells quite pleasant and dries relatively quickly. Would purchase again.

A. P. Richardson – I use this to spray the inside of my motorcycle helmet and gloves (they can get pretty rank) and I have to say that it works perfectly – the smell just disappeared.

How to Get Sweat Smell Out of Clothes?

Cold wash features on washing machines are becoming more and more popular as people try to be as environmentally friendly as possible, whilst saving as much money as possible. However, this is one of the main reasons people find it hard to remove sweat odours from clothes, especially sports equipment. The low temperatures struggle to break down odour which is why your gym clothes don’t smell as fresh as other clothes after washing. Spraying your clothing with Kit Fresh after washing and drying will break down and eliminate any remaining odours.

Why Do Football Boots Smell?

Anybody that plays football or has kids that play football or any other sport will know that the kit and the boots in particular can, overtime become very pungent. The main reason for this is the care of the boots. They are worn in wet, muddy conditions and then just thrown in a bag until the following week. During this time, any moisture in the boots slowly dries and leaves behind a damp smell. This coupled with the sweat odour that has been left behind make for a very unpleasant smell. Take care of your boots, clean them properly, dry them properly and treat with Kit Fresh and you should have smell free boots that can last for years and years.

Does Newspaper Make Shoes Smell Better?

There is a common misconception that packing out your shoes with newspaper when you are not wearing them will make them smell better. Newspaper does have a use for shoes and could reduce certain smells slightly but it does not break down the odour. Newspaper absorbs the moisture in your shoes and as a result will remove any damp smells that you may have. However, it does not work for sweat. If you have wet football boots for example, we recommend you pack them out with newspaper after cleaning to absorb any moisture whilst they dry and to help them keep their shape. After the boots have dried, remove the newspaper and give the inside of the boots a spray with Kit Fresh to keep them smelling fresh and odour free.

What Is Sweat?

Sweat is a liquid that we all naturally produce from sweat glands located all over the body. This liquid is made up of substances such as water, proteins, salts and lipids. When our bodies get too hot, our nervous system stimulates the sweat glands in our skin to produce this liquid. There are two types of sweat glands, the eccrine glands are small and are the sweat glands that can be found all over your body. Meanwhile the apocrine glands are much larger and can be found in your armpits, apocrine glands are the most likely cause for body odour.

Why Do We Sweat?

Although sweat can be an annoyance to most, it’s main purpose is to cool our bodies down in a process called thermoregulation. As the sweat evaporates from our skin it cools down our body temperature and stops us from overheating. Throughout the day, your body can produce 10-14 litres of sweat. The only reason we sweat is to cool our body down, we sweat when we exercise because our heart rate has increased and our core temperature has increased, we sweat when we are anxious or nervous because our body releases adrenaline and we sweat when we eat spicy food because of a chemical found in spicy food called capsaicin that send signals to the brain similar to overheating signals.

Does Fresh Sweat Smell?

It is important to understand the difference between fresh and stale sweat and what causes the body odour smell. Fresh sweat, the liquid that you feel and see coming from your body does not smell and is not the cause for your body odour. The cause for your body odour is the bacteria that live in and around your armpit. These bacteria survive and grow in moist, humid, nutrient rich environments, making your armpits the perfect home. When the bacteria feed on the sweat, they break it down and create a by-product that has a very distinctive smell, body odour. Stale seat smells stronger because it has had longer to be broken down by bacteria.

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