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 +===== Subtle Smells =====
 +Sucks when you can't smell it. It is apparently annoying enough for my mom to mention it, even still noticeable on once-washed clothes. Her suggestions:​
 +  * Drop the peanuts, maybe even nuts in general. See how that goes.
 +  * Wash twice with maybe 1/2 full. Add smelly detergent, some oxiclean (for smells?!), and dish detergent. ​
 +    * Try **washing soda**?
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 +What is frustrating about all this....
 +  * I don't really want to add a bunch of "this might fix it" stuff to my washing routine if there'​s no double-blind impact.
 +    * Mom interprets my asking about the above as trying to prove that she's wrong about the whole thing
 +  * What is frustrating to Mom is when she suggests something, I try it and then don't do the suggestion.
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 +===== Bad Smells =====
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 Can test for bacteria reduction methods using an agar plate. Easy to DIY with gelatin + beef broth recipe online + cupcake tin sterilized in oven. Can test for bacteria reduction methods using an agar plate. Easy to DIY with gelatin + beef broth recipe online + cupcake tin sterilized in oven.
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     * USDA **for milk** High Temperature Short time is 160F for 15 seconds. Low Temperature Long Time is 145F for 30 minutes. Doug Baldwin is confusing me now. http://​www.douglasbaldwin.com/​sous-vide.html#​Government_Pasteurization_Tables     * USDA **for milk** High Temperature Short time is 160F for 15 seconds. Low Temperature Long Time is 145F for 30 minutes. Doug Baldwin is confusing me now. http://​www.douglasbaldwin.com/​sous-vide.html#​Government_Pasteurization_Tables
   * Or use a surfactant and detergent to wash away all the bacteria? Not so sure about this.   * Or use a surfactant and detergent to wash away all the bacteria? Not so sure about this.
-    * One DIY recipe that of course never explains itself (https://​www.everydaycheapskate.com/​home-and-family/​a-fantastic-new-recipe-for-laundry-detergent) uses:+    * One DIY recipe that of course never explains itself (https://​www.everydaycheapskate.com/​home-and-family/​a-fantastic-new-recipe-for-laundry-detergent), and http://​bmorebungalow.blogspot.com/​2014/​02/​diy-how-to-make-quick-homemade-laundry.html ​uses:
       * Washing soda / soda ash / sodium **carbonate**,​ seems like a more concentrated version (ph 11) of baking soda, sodium bicarbonate (ph 8 + CO2 + heat). Can get from pool supply stores cheaply. Why???       * Washing soda / soda ash / sodium **carbonate**,​ seems like a more concentrated version (ph 11) of baking soda, sodium bicarbonate (ph 8 + CO2 + heat). Can get from pool supply stores cheaply. Why???
         * Main ingredient in oxyclean, along with sodium percarbonate,​ which breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate. Argh...https://​cleaning.lovetoknow.com/​Chemistry_of_Oxy_Clean         * Main ingredient in oxyclean, along with sodium percarbonate,​ which breaks down into hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate. Argh...https://​cleaning.lovetoknow.com/​Chemistry_of_Oxy_Clean
       * Borax. Why???       * Borax. Why???
         * Breaks down into hydrogen peroxide, especially in hotter water.         * Breaks down into hydrogen peroxide, especially in hotter water.
-      * Dawn dish detergent.+      * Dawn dish detergent ​/ Fels-naptha bar soap. 
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 Higher temperatures (above 130F) kill more bacteria, but tend to fade fabrics because they let the fibers open up? Not sure about polyester... Higher temperatures (above 130F) kill more bacteria, but tend to fade fabrics because they let the fibers open up? Not sure about polyester...
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