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Featured Product: Kit Fresh

7th December

How Does Kit Fresh Work?

Unlike the masking effect of many other deodorisers, Kit Fresh eliminates the smell of sweat in sports equipment. By tackling the source of bad odours, Kit Fresh leaves behind a fresh mint smell for a clean and odour free feeling. Free from harsh chemical ingredients, it’s also environmentally friendly, so safe to use around children and animals.

Containing task-specific bacteria and enzymes, Kit Fresh works by encapsulating the source of the odour and sealing it in. The bacteria then get to work to break down the proteins and lipids that create the odour. Once broken down, the enzymes get to work to digest them completely.

Don’t Just Take Our Word for It…


R East – Speedy delivery does what it says on the bottle! Great for ski boots

Marie – Good product that I’ve used for cleaning my horse-riding hat and a few other various items. Smells quite pleasant and dries relatively quickly. Would purchase again.

  1. P. Richardson – I use this to spray the inside of my motorcycle helmet and gloves (they can get pretty rank) and I have to say that it works perfectly – the smell just disappeared.

How to Get Sweat Smell Out of Clothes?

Cold wash features on washing machines are increasingly popular as people try to be environmentally friendly whilst also saving money. However, this is one of the main reasons people find it hard to remove sweat odours from sports equipment. The low temperatures of cold washes struggle to break down odour, which is why your gym clothes don’t smell as fresh as other clothes after washing. Spraying your clothing with Kit Fresh after washing and drying will break down and eliminate any remaining odours.

Why Do Football Boots Smell?

Anybody that plays football, or any other sport will know that the kit and boots overtime become pungent. The main reason for this is the care of the boots. Worn in wet, muddy conditions and then just thrown in a bag until the following week. During this time, any moisture in the boots slowly dries and leaves behind a damp smell. This coupled with the sweat odour that has been left behind make for a very unpleasant smell. Take care of your boots, clean them properly, dry them properly and treat with Kit Fresh. With that, you should have smell free boots that can last for years and years.

Does Newspaper Make Shoes Smell Better?

There is a common misconception that packing out your shoes with newspaper will make them smell better. Newspaper does have a use for shoes and could reduce certain smells, but it does not break down the odour. Newspaper absorbs the moisture in your shoes and as a result will remove any damp smells that you may have. However, it does not work for sweat. If you have wet football boots, we recommend you pack them out with newspaper after cleaning to absorb any moisture whilst they dry and to help them keep their shape. After the boots have dried, remove the newspaper and give the inside of the boots a spray with Kit Fresh to keep them smelling fresh and odour free.

What Is Sweat?

Sweat is a liquid that we all naturally produce from sweat glands located all over the body. This liquid is made up of substances such as water, proteins, salts and lipids. When our bodies get too hot, our nervous system stimulates the sweat glands in our skin to produce this liquid. There are two types of sweat glands, the eccrine glands are small and are the sweat glands that can be found all over your body. Meanwhile, the apocrine glands are much larger and can be found in your armpits. Apocrine glands are the most likely cause for body odour.

Why Do We Sweat?

Although sweat can be an annoyance, its main purpose is to cool our bodies down in a process called thermoregulation. As the sweat evaporates from our skin it cools down our body temperature and stops us from overheating. Throughout the day, your body can produce 10-14 litres of sweat. The only reason we sweat is to cool our body down, we sweat when we exercise because our heart rate has increased, and our core temperature has increased. We sweat when we are anxious or nervous because our body releases adrenaline. Furthermore, we sweat when we eat spicy food because of a chemical found in spicy food called capsaicin that send signals to the brain like overheating signals.

Does Fresh Sweat Smell?

It is important to understand the difference between fresh and stale sweat and what causes the body odour smell. Fresh sweat, the liquid coming from your body does not smell and is not the cause for your body odour. The cause for your body odour is the bacteria that live in and around your armpit. These bacteria survive and grow in moist, humid, nutrient rich environments, making your armpits the perfect home. When the bacteria feed on the sweat, they break it down and create a by-product that produces body odour. Stale seat smells stronger because it has had longer to be broken down by bacteria.

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If eating was an Olympic sport, Olly would hold the gold medal. He once fit 15 giant marshmallows in his mouth, consumes exactly 4,000 calories a day and even admits that 90% of his dreams involve food. At Envii, he specialises in all things e-commerce, spending time devising ways to improve sustainability and delivering exceptional service. All whilst eating, of course.

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