Sports blogger and mom Beth Pocalyko recently reviewed OdorBalance and interviewed our own Drew Westervelt. You can read her interview or see it on Modern Mom.
Pro Athlete Drew Westervelt Helps Moms Fight Stinky Smells
By Beth Pocalyko on February 22, 2012
Does your son or daughter play hockey, lacrosse, ice skate, or soccer?
If so, I am sure you have had some experience with stinky sports equipment – and have tried it all to eliminate odor. How about a product that eliminates odor, prevents odor and even fights off all that stinky sweat in sports equipment, athletic jerseys, workout clothes and sneakers?!
Professional lacrosse player Drew Westervelt has played the sport since he was a kid and now plays for the Philadelphia Wings. He’s had some experience trying to keep his athletic gear from smelling and finally decided to come up with his own solution.
Along with his partners, Drew teamed up with extreme cleaning guru Doug Bradford to create Odor Balance - a product that’s perfect for moms.
I got the chance to talk to Drew and I have to say, this odor eliminator has so many more applications than just sports equipment. Easy to use and super effective, I can’t wait to use it on my son’s sneakers, sheets and my workout gear!
How did you come up with the idea behind Odor Balance?
Drew: Three years ago I started to explore creating a product that helps clean athletic facilities. Still wanting to peruse that, I stumbled upon a product that would help clean sporting equipment. Partnering up with a chemist and master in carpet cleaning we created Odor Balance!
As a professional lacrosse player, tell me what makes Odor Balance different than any other products?
Drew: Dealing with this problem of smelly sports gear, I have tried everything. And at first the odor would be gone, but it would come back the next time I played a game. With Odor Balance we eliminate the odor, and PREVENT the odor from returning with our unique bonding chemistry that provides long term protection.
My son has sensitive skin, can I use this with his lacrosse gear?
Drew: This is another reason why we are different than any other products on the market. Odor Balance is 100 percent natural!! Other companies use arsenic, lead, tin, mercury, and animal extracts. This can be highly toxic. Odor Balance is used with eco-friendly products, but still attacks the odors and keeps them from coming back. Our product is also biodegradable.
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When I went online to order the products I saw that there are four different Odor Balance products. Drew helped break down how I can use each product! Love the cute sports names for each product too!!
Laundry Pro - This takes place of your normal detergent. Throw in anything you normally put in the laundry, jerseys, shorts, those sweaty socks, even your work out gear! Laundry Pro will help fight stains, remove bacteria and odor, and help prevent odor from returning. Think about how quickly an old workout shirt starts to stink after a hard work out. Now I won’t have to throw away my favorite Under Armor shirt, with Laundry Pro it will extend the life of that shirt. Even your husband’s team jerseys that he wears to tailgate every week!
Offense - This solution is part one of a easy two step product. This concentrate can be used for solid sports equipment such as shin guards, shoulder and knee pads, hockey and lacrosse gloves, cleats, sneakers, all types of sporting equipment. You saturate the equipment with water and 2 oz of Offense solution to eliminate odor.
Defense - Combined with Offense this will give your equipment long term protection, and will prevent odor from returning.
Overtime - A spray to keep in your gym bag, or in your car to eliminate odor whether you’re at the gym, or at your kids game!
As my son starts his first season of lacrosse this year, I am so glad that I have Odor Balance to help with all the smelly equipment. I also can’t wait to use Odor Balance on my son’s sneakers, my work out gear, gym bag, and my husband’s work boots!
If you want to buy Odor Balance for your kid’s sports gear, your workout gear, or your husband’s clothes or work boots visit the website and order any of these bottles. The prices are really reasonable, and the website explains how to use everything.
Let me know what you think after you try it!