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Why Is My Swimbag Stinky?

Have you ever left your swim bag – full of sweaty shirts or used, wet towels – overnight or worst, for a couple of days (read: gross)? The pungent smell after you realised that you forgot to clean them up… it’s like as though all your sins can never be forgiven! 

Let’s talk about the immediate solution to fix this first world problem. What can you do? Simply remove the wet fabrics to the washing machine and air the bag under the sunlight. All is well in due time… until it’s not. 

What if that damp, stale smell stays in your swim bag? This is most likely due to the mold or mildew that is breeding inside. Mildew is a category of mold distinguished based on its powdery appearance and flat growth on the surface of your bag meanwhile Mold, contains green or black blotches that infiltrate through the surface of the affected material. This makes Mildew easier to remove since it does not impale the fabric, and Mold makes it more difficult to be wiped away. Either way, both can negatively affect your health. 

Therefore, specific and definitive course of actions are needed for the elimination and prevention of the big, bad Mold. Let’s begin: 

  • Recognise the source of the mold development and remove them as much as possible (read: Anything that is wet in the bag – your wet or damp towels, your swim cap, anything that could nurture mold growth!)
  • Remove your dry clothes as they contain moisture from sweat and logically, they shouldn’t be left in your bag for a long period. Mold growth can begin to take hold in as little as one day.
  • Throw any paper products from your bag as they help to retain moisture and potentially, mould growth. 
  • Lastly, ensure the humidity of the room in which you keep your swim bag is well taken-care of. High humidity encourages and accelerates mold growth, so store your towels, cap and clothes in a well-ventilated area with 50% or less humidity.

While no one wants to throw away their favourite swim bag, it is finally time to getting rid of the old and restart anew. Time to search for that perfect new bag and keep your health in checked (read: Mold-free!)

 

Link: https://swimswam.com/why-does-my-swim-bag-smell/

 

Can you smell like flowers even if you don’t shower?

Korean boy band group BTS Jimin has been voted the #1 male celebrity that will seem to smell like flowers even after three days without showering. The poll was published on a Korean fan site which gathered over 9000 fans to participate in voting the male celebrities. 

Not only celebrities can smell like flowers. We ordinary people can too. Tired after a long day and have no remaining energy to drag yourself to the shower? Just take these steps and you’re on your way to smelling like flowers.

    1. Perfume your hairbrush- dissipates the scent in your hair and soften chemical impact by directly applying on your scalp
    2. Apply your perfume on the sweet spots- pulse points like wrists, elbows, neck, these warm spaces will help the fragrance to last longer
    3. Powder yourself- helps to absorb any perspiration when you are asleep and you can wake up smelling fresh! 
    4. Avoid wearing polyester materials shown to harbour sweat and bacteria more
    5. Drink plenty of water and avoid strong smelling foods- H20 helps to dilute strong scents and keep away unpleasant odours
    6. Hit your closet with your go-to-fragrance– spray your perfume on your clothes once a week to give you a hint of your signature scent that allows for additional layering.  
    7. Use detergent with strong scents/ add 10-20 drops of essential oils to your wash-  keeps your whole body smelling great perpetually throughout the day
    8. Spray your bedding essentials with your favourite scents- gives your bedding a scent and helps you to fall asleep feeling relaxed

References:

https://www.allkpop.com/article/2020/05/btss-jimin-named-male-celebrity-most-likely-to-smell-like-flowers-even-after-3-days-without-showering 

https://www.fragrancex.com/blog/how-to-smell-good/

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