This post is in partnership with Henkel Canada. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
Most Canadian families can rejoice now that their hockey-loving members will no longer be stinking up their lives with a hockey bag full of smelly, dirty gear. Read on for all the tips and tricks to washing your hockey gear (and everything else) with new Purex® Odour Release.
Wash Your Hockey Gear, OK?
You spend a lot of money on hockey gear to keep your loved ones safe while they’re out there doing what they love so you’ll love that the new Purex® Odour Release is budget-friendly and perfect for all your laundry needs.
In a national Leger survey conducted for Purex, 77% of Canadians recently admitted that they only washed their hockey gear once or less a year. Breaking that 77% down it’s easy to see which
of your smelly locker room friends fits into that demographic: 36% said they never wash their gear (gross), 23% admit that they wash it less than once a year and the other 18% wash on an annual basis.
Looking more closely into the 36% who said never washed their gear: a quarter simply said that they didn’t even know they could wash it, 15% thought it would be too difficult and 9% didn’t
know they could use laundry soap on their gear. And, another 7% said they didn’t mind the smell! Maybe someone should volunteer to wash their gear once you find out how easy it is?
Tips and Tricks for Washing Your Hockey Gear with Purex® Odour Release
Fighting tough odours just got easier thanks to Purex® Odour Release. The detergent’s new fragrance encapsulation with odour eliminating technology provides freshness for up to 30 days. The more you wear the clothes the more you get to experience the little bursts of freshness and that means that hockey bag is going to be smelling a whole lot nicer.
Want to know how easy it is to get your gear clean? Just follow these 8 steps.
- Remove any pieces of removable plastic before washing for a quicker wash time.
- Velcro straps on your gear? Attach them to their Velcro partner before washing.
- Don’t over-fill your machine — divide the gear into 2 or 3 loads so it can move around.
- Use a front-loading machine if possible — it tumbles the gear, for a deeper wash.
- Got a top-loading machine? Soak the gear for 15 minutes to keep it from floating to the top.
- Do not use bleach as it can hurt your equipment.
- Let gloves air dry to stop the leather from cracking.
- Jock straps, socks, jerseys and neck-guards can go into the dryer on low heat. Air-dry the rest on an equipment rack or clothesline.
For more information on Purex® Odour Release laundry detergent head on over to their website.