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How to deal with the stinky band
on August 9, 2012
I have always had an Ironman watch, as I need the 3 separate alarms. Unfortunately, the plastic Ironman bands seem to break far before the rest of the watch wears out. Since I was tired of that, I decided that the Velcro band would make this the ultimate watch. As with many other reviewers, I wear this watch everywhere, (i.e. swimming, running and in the shower) so the band gets wet on a daily basis. After about a month and a half the band started to have a bad smell. I almost threw the entire thing away and went back to the plastic band. Before I did, I decided to try one thing...putting essential oils on the band. Because of the antiseptic and other values of many essential oils, they really did the trick! Now I even look forward to wearing the watch and very often can be found smelling the fragrant band! I am able to change the oils as my body needs. Some days I have lavender and eucalyptus (helps relieve headaches and offers relaxation), others peppermint (relieves congestion and helps with digestion) and chamomile (relaxes nerves and muscles). Now, I feel like an aromatherapy session comes with me everywhere I go!
One important thing: If you are using undiluted oils, the oils should be fairly dry before you wear the band, as some are strong enough to be uncomfortable against (or possibly even burn) the skin. Be sure to check a reliable resource before using any essential oil on your band!