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1.) bluecat - 10/26/2015
There is a kind of a standard recipe out there. This is very typical with varying amounts of baking soda.

Anbody make their own? Have you had success? Looks pretty simple.

With peroxide I'm thinking you would want to keep it in an opaque bottle as light degrades peroxide.




Homemade Sent Killer

16 oz.. (2 cups) Peroxide (3%)

16 oz. (2 cups) Distilled Water

1/4 cup baking soda

1 oz. unscented shampoo (a good choice is H&S Scent-A-WayÖ the green stuff)

Mix in a large bowl (donít shake up in milk jug) so the baking soda dissolves. Once itís dissolved you can pour it into a milk jug.

Let sit for several days, so the chemical reaction settles down. During that time donít snap the cap on tight or shake the milk jug; it could explode.


[url]http://www.wideopenspaces.com/homemade-scent-killer-that-works/[/url]
2.) Swamp Fox - 10/26/2015
I've done it for a long time. In fact, I make it for other people and they think I'm some kind of woodland wizard, LOL.


It does work, and it's excellent for removing the smell of fish or guts from hands, clothing etc.. It's also a fine way to keep your truck fabric odors tamped down.

I would spend some time making sure you dissolve the baking soda carefully, as noted. I find just shaking the jug doesn't get r done with the above proportions.

Also, if you go nuts with the application and spend a lot of time in the sun, I think you may fade some fabric. I have a ballcap which I think I've done that to. I haven't really noticed it on much else, but I reserve "the real stuff" for my best camo items nowadays. I'm not going to say that fabric wasn't prone to fading to begin with, but I'm just sayin'.

Basically, I use the home brew for bulk spraying (after laundry, before putting gear up for a while, etc.), and store-bought right before going into the woods.


And you're right: Store the solution in an opaque container. I use white gallon jugs of commercial scent killer from days past. Brown apple juice jugs stored in a dark closet will also suffice.
3.) bluecat - 10/26/2015
Do you put the shampoo in? Not sure if that is added so it sticks to your clothes? Not sure why it is needed.
4.) bluecat - 10/26/2015
I'm also betting the peroxide is the culprit if any fading occurs. Baking soda is fairly benign.
5.) Swamp Fox - 10/26/2015
I always put the shampoo in except when I've run out, which has been once or twice.


They say that the shampoo is a bonding agent, which I tend to believe.

Also,, when this started, some people claimed that the triclosan which was in the shampoo was important for the scent-killing efficiency. Triclosan is or was the working ingredient in the better commercial scent killers. Since it's hard to find a scent-killer manufacturer who lists ingredients on their products, it was kind of a big secret or at least a challenge to find out who actually used triclosan. (H.S. might have been one of the few who disclosed it...I don't remember. I'm more of a Scent-Killer guy. Nothing against H.S. If I had to guess, Scent Killer probably did use triclosan and that's probably why I built up some loyalty to them...But now we're talking ancient history in my deer hunting formation---There's much I don't remember, LOL.)

Not that I put a lot of stock in it, but there were some nervous nellies who didn't like triclosan and I don't know where that issue stands these days. Probably the same crowd that freaks out about deet. (You're not one of them, are you? LOL) All I know is that I look for triclosan if ingredients are listed, and no one's convinced me I shouldn't use it.
6.) Wild Bob - 10/26/2015
Cool, thanks for sharing. :tu:
7.) Swamp Fox - 10/26/2015
[QUOTE=bluecat;35746]I'm also betting the peroxide is the culprit if any fading occurs. Baking soda is fairly benign.[/QUOTE]


Yes, but there's enough baking soda in that recipe that you'll see it when it dries on buckles,, etc. At least you do the way I dissolve it, LOL.

I'm not saying that I can throw that cap in the wash and it will come out dark again after the baking soda rinses out, but I'm just pointing out that there's fading and then there's the effect of white dust on appearance after heavy build-up.
8.) bluecat - 10/26/2015
The one thing I know about triclosan is I have been advised by my dental hygenist to use toothpastes without it as I am allergic to it. At least that's what she told me after seeing redness on my gums. That went away when I switched. So it's effect on skin is probably minimal. Most deodorants/anti-perspirants have it.
9.) bluecat - 10/26/2015
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;35750]Yes, but there's enough baking soda in that recipe that you'll see it when it dries on buckles,, etc. At least you do the way I dissolve it, LOL.

I'm not saying that I can throw that cap in the wash and it will come out dark again after the baking soda rinses out, but I'm just pointing out that there's fading and then there's the effect of white dust on appearance after heavy build-up.[/QUOTE]

Dang, that sounds like a lot of baking soda then.
10.) Wild Bob - 10/26/2015
[QUOTE=bluecat;35751]The one thing I know about triclosan is I have been advised by my dental hygenist to use toothpastes without it as I am allergic to it. At least that's what she told me after seeing redness on my gums. That went away when I switched. So it's effect on skin is probably minimal. Most deodorants/anti-perspirants have it.[/QUOTE]

So that must be it... the shit that makes my pits red. I've only found a couple of deodorants that don't irritate my armpits.
11.) bluecat - 10/26/2015
I might just continue smoking my clothes...
12.) bluecat - 10/26/2015
[QUOTE=Wild Bob;35754]So that must be it... the shit that makes my pits red. I've only found a couple of deodorants that don't irritate my armpits.[/QUOTE]

and itchy? I would guess that is the culprit.
13.) Swamp Fox - 10/26/2015
That would be my favorite method if it didn't take any effort, LOL.

I definitely like it if I have some free time and can get a lot of gear spread out at one time, and no chance of rain, LOL.
14.) bluecat - 10/26/2015
The nice thing about smoking your clothes is it lasts and lasts. I think it serves two purposes, cover scent and odor/bacteria eliminator.
15.) Swamp Fox - 10/26/2015
[QUOTE=bluecat;35752]Dang, that sounds like a lot of baking soda then.[/QUOTE]



Or it could be I don't dissolve it well. I have to confess to using the shake-the-jug method 90% of the time. Every set of instructions I've ever seen says to stir it in.
16.) Swamp Fox - 10/26/2015
[QUOTE=Wild Bob;35754]So that must be it... the shit that makes my pits red. I've only found a couple of deodorants that don't irritate my armpits.[/QUOTE]

Or aluminum.....?
17.) Swamp Fox - 10/26/2015
[QUOTE=bluecat;35752]Dang, that sounds like a lot of baking soda then.[/QUOTE]


It dusts off very easily. I'm half-joking about the baking soda being the culprit for my light hat. I'm sure it's sun-bleached.
18.) DParker - 10/26/2015
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;35748]They say that the shampoo is a bonding agent, which I tend to believe.[/QUOTE]

Plus it adds shine, body and lift.

[QUOTE=bluecat;35755]I might just continue smoking my clothes...[/QUOTE]

Where are you finding rolling papers that big?
19.) Swamp Fox - 10/26/2015
:-)


Pipes are making a comeback...Just sayin'...
20.) bluecat - 10/26/2015
[QUOTE=DParker;35763]Plus it adds shine, body and lift.



Where are you finding rolling papers that big?[/QUOTE]


:wink
21.) bluecat - 10/26/2015
You could always just spray it on a paper towel and wipe yourself down Swampy. That might even be more effective that way.
22.) Swamp Fox - 10/26/2015
Pre-moistened towelettes in Ziploc bags....I've done it for sponge-bath camping and for fishing. They stay in the Broncos' "Stays in the Truck" boxes. The homemade scent-killer is cheaper than unscented baby wipes. Heavy-duty paper towels will store and handle decently. Any other soft cloth that you might otherwise throw away is even better (cleaning or dusting wipes, those pre-moisted sheets that dispense out of a container, etc.).