Washing scrubs? - page 2

So, maybe this is an embarrassing question, but.... I've noticed when ironing scrubs, that there seems to be a lingering odor of perspiration and deodorant in the armpit area. I don't seem to... Read More

  1. by   Calinca
    Are you using a dry stick antiperspirant? That stuff creates a film on your skin and on your shirts. It was the biggest culprit on yellow armpits on my husband's shirts. That stuff does. not. come. off. easily. I bought him and myself roll-ons and problem solved.
  2. by   8130
    Norwex laundry detergent!
  3. by   amoLucia
    Oxydol laundry detergent used to work for a boatload of laundry issues. Not sure if they still make it, but it had like an Oxy-Clean ingredient in it that helped also.

    You could also add a scoop of the oxy to the washer.
  4. by   oldpsychnurse
    Why are you ironing your scrubs??!! Even when I was lucky enough to find 100% cotton scrubs, I never ironed them. Wash them, toss them into the dryer, and fold them up as soon as the dryer goes off. Done!
  5. by   audreysmagic
    OxyClean is my best friend for lingering funk.
  6. by   dd131
    I like creases!

    I iron every day of my life, sometimes twice.
  7. by   NevadaFighter
    I have shared the same problem, except it is with all my clothes and I don't have to iron them to notice the smell. I started using unscented deodorant. Problem solved.
  8. by   JRM357NP
    HA!! Yes the T-shirt, I do this too... a whole lot cheaper as well...
    Last edit by JRM357NP on Mar 19, '17 : Reason: responded to another comment..
  9. by   prmenrs
    You IRON??? Will you marry me?? jk! I gave that up years ago. My son was in speech therapy, the therapist showed him a picture of an ironing board, and asked him what it was. He didn't know. He didn't know what an iron was either. I told the therapist to get rid of those pictures, nobody ironed any more.

    It does look nice, tho.
  10. by   ZenRN181
    Vinegar for sure! Another trick that works for me is putting my deodorant on at night before I go to sleep, I sweat way less.
  11. by   michellelreck
    My mom uses a toothbrush and detergent to scrub out any left on deodorant in the armpit area.
  12. by   WinterLilac
    I carry good quality roll-on deodorant in my bag and apply on breaks. If you need, also carry some wet wipes to freshen your pits then apply a fresh smear of deodorant. It takes minutes in the bathroom for you to feel a lot more confident on the floor. If it's more than you can handle, see your GP; there are options to reduce your sweat secretions.
  13. by   amoLucia
    Quote from dd131
    I like creases!

    I iron every day of my life, sometimes twice.
    I don't think I've ironed twice in the past decade!!!