DO NOT LEAVE VITAMINS IN YOUR POCKETS
January 10, 2012 4:32 PM Subscribe
Please, oh please, help me de-stink my favorite pair of jeans.
posted by mudpuppie to grab bag (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My vitamin-junkie partner gave me some DHA to take one day. I stuck it in the little watch pocket of my Levi's and forgot about it. The jeans then went through the wash. Note to self: Do not leave seaweed-derived vitamin products in your jeans pockets, else your jeans will smell like someone put actual fish in your pants and left them out in the sun to rot.
They've been washed several times. They still stink. The smell is localized in the watch pocket. (These are the old-style of jeans with heavy denim, not that stretchy, spandexy stuff that they make all women's jeans out of now.)
Things I've tried:
- Pouring extra laundry detergent in the pocket, then washing
- Rubbing the area with lemon juice and stuffing the peels in the pocket, then washing, then hanging to dry in the sun with the peels still inside
- Treating with Nature's Miracle, then washing
The only thing that's come close to working was covering that pocket in perfumed oil. Worked pretty well for most of the day, but now it's wearing off and the fish stink is becoming more noticeable. I'm afraid one of my coworkers might ask HR to have a conversation with me about my suddenly questionable personal hygiene.
How the hell do I descent these jeans?