Interviews With An Expert #7: How Boulder Clean’s Power Sport Laundry Tackles Your Toughest Odors

Tough odors have a way of clinging to clothes, whether it’s active wear, a favorite hoodie, or pair of sweatpants. Washing them with your normal detergent doesn’t always do the job. That’s where our product experts stepped in. They developed a laundry detergent that’s extra tough on odors and keeps your clothes smelling fresher, longer. So, how does PowerSport Laundry Detergent work? Here’s the breakdown from our experts.

What actually causes the smell in your activewear and household fabrics?

Odor-causing components are bacteria, oils, and grime.

Why do my clothes never smell clean?

Certain odor-inducing elements like sweat, skin cells, oils, salts, and fats can remain in the fibers of clothing, even after going through the wash. These components can make “clean” clothes smell funky. Odor-eliminating laundry detergents have ingredients to help break down this residue and get rid of bad smells.

How is this laundry detergent formulated differently than traditional laundry detergents?

Traditional laundry detergents are not formulated for performance fabrics, like the wicking fabrics commonly used for sports uniforms and activewear. These traditional detergents leave a residue that builds up, clogging the pores that these fabrics need to breathe, and trapping odor causing bacteria and skin irritants.

Boulder Clean Power Sport Laundry Detergent combines powerful liquid detergent and odor eliminating agents to give you an amazing clean. It is a specially formulated, high performance detergent that uses Malodor Reduction Technology to remove stains and infested sweat known to cause odor in activewear and all household fabrics. It is also effective in capturing other odors that get trapped in your clothing, such as kitchen malodors, cigarette smoke, urine and feces.

What exactly does this Malodor Elimination Technology do?

  • Eliminates odor at the source
  • Eliminates odors instead of masking them with perfumes
  • ODOR DEFENSE: Provides lasting protection against odor-build-up
  • Removes even week-old sweat odors
  • Helps your workout and athletic gear stay fresh 4-5 times longer
  • Guarantees clothes come out of the dryer smelling fresher + cleaner than traditional laundry detergent

What fabrics can you use it on?

Formulated for performance fabrics, like the wicking fabrics commonly used for sports uniforms and activewear. But it’s safe for use on all fabrics: gym socks, towels, work clothes, pet items—not to mention a pretty blouse after a stressful day—can hold on to odors.

Can it also be used as a soak solution for pads, shoes, and other gear with tough lingering odors?

Yes! To soak, fill a bathtub or sink with enough water to cover the gear. Add 1 cap of detergent for a sink or 3-6 caps depending on depth of water for a bathtub. Agitate the gear so the detergent is well distributed and let soak for a few hours or overnight. Rinse the gear until the water runs clear, and then hang to air dry.

Is there anything else that is special about this detergent?

It’s an environmentally-friendly detergent. It contains naturally occurring ingredients of non-animal origin and does not contain dyes, SLS, phosphates, UV brighteners, or bleach. But that doesn’t mean it lacks cleaning power. Enzyme technology helps this detergent get the job done, deep cleaning fabrics in both standard and HE washing machines—working hard in hot or cold water. Its low-sudsing, clean-rinsing liquid won’t leave an unpleasant residue behind.

How much of this laundry detergent should I use?

The amount of laundry detergent to use depends on the concentration of the selected product, size of the laundry load, and type of washing machine (standard or HE). We specify a recommended amount on the packaging. It is best to follow these recommendations to avoid dirty or sudsy clothes.

A final note

Once you try Power Sport Laundry Detergent, you’ll never go back to regular detergent. It’s a total game-changer for workout and athletic clothing, as it removes all traces of sweat odors and leaves garments looking and smelling clean.

Looking for more Interviews With An Expert?

Interview #1: Breaking Down the Scary Sounding Ingredients
Interview #2: Understanding the Disinfecting Line
Interview #3: A Closer Look at Our Laundry Detergents
Interview #4: Our Plant-Based Fragrances & Dyes
Interview #5: Why Are We Plant-Based?
Interview #6: What’s Up With Cleaning Tablets?
Interview #7: How Power Sport Laundry Tackles Your Toughest Odors
Interview #8: Learn All About Our Refill Cleaning System

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