Rockin’ Green - sweatin’ the small stuff!

Rockin’ Green - sweatin’ the small stuff!

When it comes to fitness, it’s easy to focus on the obvious - the kit we wear, the tech we use to monitor our progress, the food and drink that we consume as part of our performance strategies. But what about the less obvious - the things that can detract from the overall enjoyment of our discipline? Take the smell for example ...

Regardless of our chosen activities, they all have one essential thing in common - sweat - the metabolic process our body uses to regulate its temperature. As we’re all well aware, the more exertion we undertake, the wetter we get! This happens regardless of our preferred arena - even swimmers sweat, despite the fact that they are in water. So while it is an essential process, it is also inconvenient, uncomfortable and can be unpleasant for those who don’t share our enthusiasm. Although we can’t live without it - it isn’t easy to live with either. Ultimately, sweat smells, and we are all aware of the unpleasantness of body odour - one that is not easy to deal with as it soaks into your - often expensive - kit. Enter Rockin’ Green and their Active Wear laundry detergent.

Established in 2009 by a mum frustrated by the low-performance of mis-labeled ‘green’ cleaning products, Rockin’ Green began to formulate its own range, one that sustained the complex vision of being eco-friendly, high-performing and economical. Given the aggressive, toxic, dominant and cheap nature of many other active ingredients, such a vision took time and effort to realise. One such product is their Active Wear Detergent laundry powder. Sweat - and its inherent residues - is absorbed into the complex fabric of our clothes. Once this happens the traditional combination of regular washing powders, sunshine, and a breeze, simply isn’t sufficient. Depressingly, the process is ‘re-activated’ the moment we start our next workout, as the ammonia in our sweat engages with the engrained and still present residue from our previous one. It is this cycle however, that Rockin’ Green Active Wear Detergent specifically targets. Rockin’ Green’s researchers developed a plant-derived broad-spectrum enzyme that engages with just the fat, protein and starch from our sweat, while ignoring the fibres of the fabric itself. Your expensive and long-suffering kit is now actually being protected, and the resulting grey-water is fully bio-degradable and septic-safe.

Our various disciplines are expensive enough, without having to constantly replace the clothes we wear. Easily managed through simply adding 1 or 2 scoops of Rockin’ Green Athletic Wear Detergent to your laundry, why wouldn’t you want to replace the odour of ingrained sweat with the scent of Tea Tree Oil as you extended their life? If you don’t know, ask your partner.

28th Jun 2019 Steve Amstad

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