I know, I know... this is what people buy for when the dog pees on the carpet or barfs on the sofa. It's not just for pet messes and can also be used for your hockey equipment. Nature's Miracle is actually a broad spectrum cleaner for organic messes, including blood and perspiration, which are listed on the bottle. The product is easy to buy at most pet supply stores. The ingredients are listed as: water, "Nature's Enzymes", isopropyl alcohol and natural citrus scent. I have never had any fabric damage or skin irritation from using this product.
Effectiveness - ★★★☆☆
This is a broad spectrum cleaner and not targeted for specific use for sports gear. It is designed for use on fabrics, including clothing. I have had it remove sweat stains from the white fabric and white elastic on chest protectors and elbow pads. More than one application may be needed to remove stains; this will work from the spray alone without additional washing. A very wet application of this product is needed to remove bad odors. I sprayed wet equipment once I got home and hung it up to air dry.
Scent - ★★★★★
The product mostly smells like lemon and that will fade out with air drying. It is not too pungent, so don't worry about your gear smelling like furniture polish next time you skate.
Cost - ★★☆☆☆
This spray is very dilute and it takes several ounces of it to soak sweaty gear down enough to be effective. The current price for the smallest 24 fluid ounce spray bottle is usually $9.99 to $12.99. A 1 gallon bottle retails for $26.99. If you really want to get the bad smells out of your gear, expect to use at least 4 fluid ounces to hit your hockey pants, shin guards, elbow pads and gloves.
Overall - ★★★☆☆
I tried this product out on my equipment because I always have it around the house. It is useful for spraying equipment between wash cycles. Nature's Miracle is an active cleaner and not just a cover up perfume spray. It will eliminate bad smells and stains. It is not concentrated as much as I would like it to be and a lot of it was required to be effective.
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