Aspire's Pet Stain and Odor Remover
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I also thought of calling this product review “Why I would make a very mad scientist”, but more on that later.
As horse people, we often make jokes about “that barn smell” or “manure smells like love”. Well, bottom line is that we sometimes fool ourselves - sometimes that horse, dog, or cat smell is just plain gross.
So how can we spiff up our smelly stuff? And by smelly stuff I mean our clothes, saddle pads, and our car seats (you know who you are, you own the barn dog that likes to swim in the pond and roll in the “pies”….), not to mention our carpets and rugs that have pet “accidents”. I discovered Aspire’s Pet Stain and Odor Remover to be just the right thing for de-funkifying my barn and pet stuff.
So enter the mad scientist stuff. First, I followed the directions and used the Pet Stain and Odor Remover on my cat’s favorite sleeping spot - the blanket on the sofa in my office. He is usually lounging there when he is not on the keyboard. Worked great. (Bonus here, the fresh smell is not overwhelming, and because you dilute the product, you get more bang for your buck….) The directions are easy, and after a few hours of air drying, the blanket was brand new!
So, now my experiments get “madder”. The next experiment was to tackle my sweaty workout clothes. I had been out of town, and worked out at the hotel gym…. This is all fine and dandy, except for what to do with the gym clothes, so I packed them in a plastic bag and forgot about them until I came home (P.U.). Normally I would wash as usual about 73 times, but I decided to use some Pet Stain and Odor Remover in the rinse cycle. This worked wonders!! No need to wash several times, and all of that potential biohazard gym funk stuff GONE. (Also no need to replace two outfits just in case this experiment failed!)
But that’s just too boring!! Must REALLY test this stuff. So I decided to line one of my cat’s litter boxes with one of my horse’s dirty standing quilts. Yes, you read that correctly. I had taken my horses for a field trip, and the standing wraps had been pegged with poops and haired-up by the time I got home. So I lined the litter box with one of them, just to add some “pet stain”. Kitty was more than happy to oblige me here….
Test passed. No kitty or horsy smell!! For this cat/horse test, I used the pre-treat instructions on the bottle, and then laundered as normal. Easy peasy!! Why so easy? The Pet Stain and Odor Remover is a two for one product - it contains a surfactant to bring stains to the surface, and an odor degrader that “eats” odors. Bonus here - all Aspire products are naturally derived, biodegradable, and the bottles are also recyclable! Love being green and fresh.