DYI Homemade Scent Blocker
Published on Sep 6, 2012
DYI Homemade Scent Blocker :
To make a homemade scent blocker, mix 1 quart of distilled water, 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and 1 ounce of unscented body wash. Mix until the baking soda dissolves. The homemade scent blocker will give off some gases.
Bottling the Mixture:
Do not tighten the lids on the spray bottle or jug---leave them slightly unscrewed so the gases in the mixture can escape. Let the homemade scent bottler stand in a dark place for three days.
Applying the Scent Blocker:
Use the homemade scent blocker as a soap to wash your body and hair.
Do not apply scented deodorant after you are done showering or bathing. Dry your body and hair with a clean towel that was not washed in scented detergent. Spritz your body and hair with the scent blocker. Spray your clothes, boots and other gear. Carry the spray bottle with you to the forest or other hunting area and spray yourself again after you exit your vehicle. Avoid getting the scent blocker in your eyes and mouth.
Once you are back from hunting, take a shower with regular soap or body wash to remove the scent blocker. When washing your clothes, wash them separately in unscented detergent so the next time you go hunting the clothes will be scent free.
Here's how it works:
The 3 percent peroxide will oxidize organic matter so that it will not smell anymore and kill bacteria. You need something to lower the surface tension so that the water can carry the other components into the surface of the clothing. That is what the the shampoo does.