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I bought a very small bottle of Kookaburra woolwash to try out and washed my wool breast pads in it. The scent is so strong!!! I don't like the smell and I don't want my breast smelling like it.
No kidding, even after I rewashed the pads in Eucalan, my hands still smelled like Kookaburra after handling the wet pads. I've since washed them with the laundry twice and gave them a vinegar rinse and they still stink!
I feel like the breast pads are ruined. Any ideas on how else I can try to get this scent out?
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I'm guessing the the people who came up with the scent were going for clean smell. The closest I can come to describing it is a cross between the original scent of Dial soap and Jean Nate perfume. It smells really perfumy to me--and strong!
Anyone have any ideas on how else I can try to get the smell out?
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[It smells like tea tree oil. I wash all my soakers in it and my dd's sheep skin and it works wonderfully. But it doesn't smell that strong to me, but it is on her shorts outside of my clothing and I don't hold her all of the time. And she seems to like it after I have washed her sheepskin. But I don't use scent free detergent or anything else either, so I'm suree its just a perception thing. My Doodlebottoms wool wash actually smells stronger when I am all done than my Kookaburra. Which is much more concenctrated than my WAHM stuff, so maybe you used too much?
 

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Scent does seem to be a really personal thing. Try a soak with warm water and white vinegar and/or baking soda. You'll need to relanolize but they won't hurt your wool.

If you've got it, I'd try vinegar first and then move on to baking soda if that doesn't work.

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Try popping them in the sun and fresh air for a while. Tea tree oil is one of those scents that really agrees with some people and others just can't abide. If that doesn't work I think it will dissipate a lot when next to your body.
 

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I've tried vinegar and drying them outside and neither helped
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I'll try baking soda next.
There's more to the scent than TTO. I don't mind TTO. I put a few drops in the water I wet our wipes with and the smell doesn't stick around like the Kookaburra smell is doing.
Any other suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks everyone!
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Originally Posted by jilson41
I've tried vinegar and drying them outside and neither helped
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I'll try baking soda next.
There's more to the scent than TTO. I don't mind TTO. I put a few drops in the water I wet our wipes with and the smell doesn't stick around like the Kookaburra smell is doing.
Any other suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks everyone!
Jill
Oh-- wash them in sensi-clean or sportswash detergent (this is safe for wool, but you'll need to relanolize them. Cool water with gentle agitation in the machine would probably work best. If you don't know, sportswash is available at walmart (usually) in the camping section (hunters use it to remove scents from clothing). Sensi clean is available online at many WAHM diaper stores (google it).

HTH,
Karla
 
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