r ranson wrote: Thinking more about these chemicals. It's interesting how it fuses with the fibres. Dyes do that. Would the bond be like a dye? Would a dye or stain remover have any effect?
They cannot be absolutely permanent, or no one would buy more of the product. From a marketing point of view, I suspect this isn't going to last. But... while it does, how about reproducing the conditions it is supposed to release stink? Movement, heat, moisture... all the things that happen when being worn. Humans are usually a bit acidic so the next time, I'll try a stronger vinegar.
Cheri Ryan wrote:Try “Kids N’ pets” stain & odor remover. Safe for puppies, kittens and babies.
I believe it's stands for "Effective Microorganisms".
Carla Burke wrote:What is EM?
Janice Cohoon wrote:Hi I've used a store bought enzyme solution that worked really well for pet urine!
I haven't tried it, but it seems to me that the link is suggesting only a single "yeast", and they don't even specify what type of yeast - bread yeast, brewer's yeast, wine yeast etc... I suspect that EM1 contains multiple different yeasts and/or bacteria. True "enzymes" are things that cells make, not the cells themselves. For example, cells secrete enzymes into our digestive tracts to disassemble large compounds into smaller bits, such as Lactose being split into glucose and galactose by the enzyme lactase.
Carla Burke wrote:Has anyone tried enzymes? I'm thinking of making some of this, to try: https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Enzyme-Cleaner
(my search for a means to create my own EM1 from scratch came to a dead end)
Jay Angler wrote:To some degree, we don't have to know exactly *how* it works, just whether it does or not.
Sunny Baba wrote:Yes, "Effective Microorganisms 1": A solution of several bacteria and yeasts developed by a Japanese man which are used in the garden but also have been shown effective in getting rid of ammonia smells in the barn, other odours, cleaning up sewage sludge and oil spills, keeping algae from growing in ponds and livestock water tanks, treating diseased plants, and other multitudinous applications.
Anita Martin wrote: You may or may not have heard of the terrible floods we had in Central Europe in the last 10 days (The Guardian). In Germany alone over 170 died, houses that stood for centuries have been crushed, infrastructure might take months or even years to be built up again, in short words the biggest natural disaster we had in the past 100 years.
Carla Burke wrote: Saturday, I accidentally knocked over the jar of John's homemade kimchi we'd just finished, spilling the little bit of juice that had been in it. The liquids in these fermented foods tend to be (very mildly) caustic. This makes sense, considering apple cider vinegar is fermented. The thing is, when I wiped it up, I kinda laughed, because it occurred to me that the stuff would probably be a very effective cleaning product.
Jay Angler wrote:Has anyone tried *really* hot or boiling water? Or actually boiling the clothes in a big pot on the stove? It might still need something like a little dish soap to keep the toxin suspended in the water long enough to get the cloth out and rinsed?
overnight soak in water with enough baking soda to make the hand feel slippery. (this is also pretty good for set-in food stains)
outside in indirect sunlight for a day or 3
Heather Sharpe wrote:Is it possible the silicone seal is holding onto it too?