Eliminating Odors with an Effective Fabric Deodorizer

Some odors seem to linger for days or even weeks, such as cigarette smoke and pet smells. To maintain an odor-free home, regular treatment with a fabric deodorizer is a safe and effective method. One of the key tricks to eliminating odors is to find a method that safely eliminates the odor without masking it. Many methods for eliminating odors only cover-up the odor rather than remove it. When smells are caught in fabrics, such as clothing, furniture, or carpet, masking odor only adds more “stuff” on top of the original offender, which means even more to clean. Additionally, some methods that mask odors are temporary, and some can even be harmful if harsh chemicals are used. Is it possible to remove lingering odors in a safe manner that will not add air pollution to your home or build-up residue on fabrics? The good news is that it is possible using a fabric deodorizer and proper cleaning techniques.

For strong smells in large areas such as on carpets, drapes, and furniture, the first impulse is often to think that something just as strong must be used to remove the smell. While steam cleaning machines appear to be big and powerful, one drawback to steam cleaning is that it can set-in strong odors through the combination of steam and heat, thereby creating exactly the opposite of what is desired. Prior to steam cleaning, odors can be removed using a natural fabric and carpet deodorizer. One that uses natural ingredients is best, as these are less harmful to you and the environment. Natural fabric and carpet deodorizers also do not mask the smell; rather, the combination of natural ingredients work together to eliminate odors.

When cleaning carpets in particular, the affected area requires investigation prior to treatment. If possible, determine if the odor has seeped through the carpet backing and into the pad. This requires lifting the carpet to see if there is a visible stain on the pad. If so, clean the pad and carpet backing with the fabric deodorizer, let dry, and replace. If you are unable to lift the carpet and are quite sure the cause of the odor seeped through, you can use a syringe to inject fabric deodorizer underneath the carpet and into the padding.

Prior to using a carpet deodorizer, vacuum the area thoroughly, avoiding the use of any powder products directly on the carpet. Once you have vacuumed, apply the carpet deodorizer according to the product directions. Many can be applied directly to carpet using a spray bottle, which is quick and effective. Once the product has dried, smell test the area for any lingering odors. The procedure may need to be repeated a few times to completely remove the smell. After the fabric deodorizer has completely removed the odor, then it is safe to steam clean, and you can rest easy knowing that you won’t be setting-in any long-term odors.

The same process can be used on drapery on a regular basis or prior to cleaning. Many dry cleaners use both steam and dry heat, so it is a good idea to use a fabric deodorizer on your draperies prior to dry cleaning, even though this seems counter-intuitive. As with carpet, apply a natural fabric deodorizer to the drapes using a spray bottle and allow time to dry. Test for odors and repeat as necessary.

Fabric deodorizers can also be used effectively on furniture, where odors tend to accumulate easily from causes in the air, such as smoke, and repeated use by both people and pets. Vacuum furniture thoroughly prior to using a deodorizer, and then apply as directed. A good deodorizer will not stain fabric, although it is still a good idea to do a test on an area that is out of view. A natural fabric deodorizer may be less likely to stain.

About The Author

Vincent Platania represents the Fuller Brush Company. Fuller Brush has been in business since 1906, and offers safe, environmentally friendly products for keeping your home and your body clean. Visit http://www.fullerstore.com.

Quality Cologne, Perfume And Fragrances To Enhance Your Sex Appeal

perfume1.jpgIt has been said that a perfume is like gathering an armful of luscious rose pedals at the height of their bloom. The lovely scent, the heavenly fragrance and sensation you feel when surrounded by a quality perfume, fragrance or scent cannot be overstated. There can be a wide variety of ingredients in putting together a fragrance that is both appealing and attracting. Historically these ingredients have been divided between natural and synthetic; that is, between a man made or natural botanical substance. Perfume is meant to reflect and enhance the natural environment around us, which is why many people enjoy the thought of using only “Natural” fragrances and scents.

The best Perfume and fragrances will make your enticing.

In ancient civilizations materials and ingredients were added to oils used to perfume the skin. Today science is able to isolate and remove a pure single aroma from natural materials. As a general rule, the purer and more distilled the material, the more it costs. However, there are many wonderful fragrances you can buy that are both inexpensive and of a high quality.

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Mike Yeager
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Finding a Great Cologne For Men

A bold, strong, masculine scent can be one of the most appealing traits about a man. Cologne for men is a great gift for him and has come a long way over the past several decades. In historical times, cologne for men was worn by key figures such as Napoleon and various King’s in Europe. It wasn’t until modern times however, that a wide variety of scents and fragrances have became available to the masses. Both men and women have recognized and appreciated the mystifying and attracting quality of a great fragrance.

The masculine scent of a good Cologne for Men makes a great gifts for him.

Are you recognized by the presence of your trademark cologne? Does your wife or girlfriend buy you the same cologne for men for your birthday every year? Maybe it’s time to consider a change. Understand that every cologne or scent will smell and react differently on each person. It depends on who you are, how active you stay and what your personality is like. Essentially, it’s a matter of the chemical reaction between you and a specific fragrance. Once you decide on your fragrance, you can wear it with confidence and power because you’ll know that a good cologne for men enhances and magnifies your already powerful character and personality and makes great gifts for him.

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Mike Yeager
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Cologne Secrets

Two secrets about cologne

Here are two secrets many people don’t know: 1. Women are a more attracted to smell than most men realize. 2. A person’s sense of smell is one of the longest lasting memories we have. You may forget a face or a name, but you’ll remember a smell for much, much longer. So finding a good Cologne is very important, especially if you are guy in the “dating scene.”

How cologne is made

Cologne developers create their signature brands from nine scents, which are called “notes.” Every cologne is made up of some combination of the following (which are listed from the lightest scents to the heaviest scents):

Citrus – very bright and light
Herbal
Fruit
Floral
Spice
Wood
Musk
Powder
Leather – very heavy and thick.

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Polo Sport, for example, is primarily a dominant floral note while English Leather is a dominant leather note. Your father’s Brut is a musk/powder combination.

How to buy cologne that is right for you

All too often, cologne is selected based on price, the shape of the bottle, and how it smells. But when you’re shopping for cologne, you need to remember that your sense of smell can only detect three distinct smells before it gets overwhelmed and starts to report inaccurately to your brain.

Instead, you can shop for cologne much more easily: by pictures. Check out the advertising and see what kind of niche the cologne is marketing to: is it the rugged outdoorsman as advertised in an outdoor lifestyle magazine? Is it the active sports-lover in a magazine about basketball? Is it the suave urbane male in a men’s fashion magazine? Cologne companies will market their brands to the type of person it is designed for. So if you are “going for a certain look,” the marketing department of the cologne companies can help you select the right scent for you.

Just remember, it is not you that is going to be reacting to its smell. It’s that beautiful woman who you want to enjoy it and with smell closely linked to memory, you want her to remember you for a long, long time!

About The Author
Jeff Lakie is the founder of http://www.perfume-oils.info and http://www.designer-fragrances.info websites providing information on Cologne.

Wearing Cologne

Walk into any nightclub, and you’re bound to catch a drift of some guy’s cologne. Men today use cologne just as women use makeup or perfume-to enhance their attraction. But did you know that in the early days people used cologne instead of bathing?

Cologne was invented in the 1700s, primarily to be used in bath water. Strangely, it was also used as mouthwash and sometimes even as an enema! People believed cologne could cure just about any ailment. Cologne manufacturers even marketed it this way. Fortunately, we know more about science and medicine than our forefathers, and most of us will probably never take a sip of our favorite cologne.

Back in the18th century, people didn’t bathe nearly as often as they do today. Perfume and cologne were necessities to cover up body odor. Cologne was also used to spruce up the odor of different rooms in a house. (Remember, this was before the days of plug-in scents and fragrant candles.)

What a different status these fragrances hold in today’s society! Peruse any popular magazine, and you will see photos of glamorous men and women in advertisements for perfume or cologne. The fragrances are equated with sex appeal. Perhaps that is why so many men wear cologne when they go out to bars, parties, and clubs-ads lead them to believe the way they smell will determine the quality of the women they date. Dab a little cologne on the neck before heading out, and lean in close while dancing…. It’s kind of like a pick-up assistant in a bottle!

Do women really like men’s cologne, though? That depends. There was a time when it was considered okay to wear perfume or cologne to the office. Nowadays, though, it seems that many people are allergic to the fragrances, and some companies have banned cologne in the workplace as part of the dress code. Still, research studies continue to show that cologne can indeed trigger human pheromones, which can chemically increase sexual attraction. So maybe those ads aren’t completely farcical? Looks like there is more to cologne than meets the nose after all.

About The Author
Jeff Lakie is the founder of http://www.womens-perfume.info and http://www.discount-mens-cologne.info websites providing information on cologne and perfume.

Tips For Wearing Perfume

Perfumes can be fun to wear. Here are some tips on buying and using perfumes.

When buying perfume always try a sample. Wear it for about 10 minutes before deciding if you like it. This allows the alcohol to evaporate and the oils in perfumes to interact with the oil on the skin and will be a little different for everyone.

Try samples in the late afternoon. The power of smell is stronger during that time of day.

When starting a new perfume always use it on only one small area of skin. If there is an allergy to any of the ingredients it’s the safest way to discover it. After an hour, if there is no reaction, the perfume is safe to wear.

When wearing perfume put it on the pulse points. The inner wrists, behind the knee, and below the jawline near the ears. The pulse sends out the scent.

Perfume will keep fresher longer if you store it in a cool, dark place since sunlight and heat interact with the oils in the perfume.

When testing or wearing perfume don’t rub the wrists together. It lessens the effect of the perfume.

Don’t apply perfume to clothing or jewelry. It can cause stains and even damage jewelry.

Don’t wear one perfume all year all. Temperatures affect the scent. Cold temperatures reduce the intensity of the perfume so wear stronger scents in the winter.

In the summer wear lighter scents. But be warned, bees can be lured to the perfume mistaking it for flowers.

Once you open a bottle of perfume wear it! It will keep indefinitely when not opened but……… once the air has gained entrance to the perfume, it must be used within a year or two at the maxium.

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Marilyn Pokorney
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