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Old 02-03-2004, 12:55 PM
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Default Homemade scent killer

Who makes their own scent killer and what recipe do you use? I'm gonna try making my own next season and save some money from all that I buy from Wal-Mart. I've also heard that the peroxide you put in the homemade stuff will fade your camo. Is this true?
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Old 02-03-2004, 03:09 PM
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1 gallon distilled water (or clean creek water)
1 box of baking soda
16oz hydrogen peroxide
2 shot glasses full of Hunter's Specialties green shampoo and body soap.

Dump out enough water to fill the jug with the other ingredients and mix thoroughly. Allow the jug to sit open for atleast 3 hours to keep the top from popping off from the baking soda reaction. Fill a spray bottle and you're ready to go.

Peroxide slowly turns to water in the presence of air, so I rejuvenate my mix with a few ounces of peroxide a couple times per season. Also, the spray bottle clogs easily at the nozzle from the baking soda. Just rub it off with some sort of fluid (water, some of the scent killer, spit).

My clothes are fine after thoroughly wetting them with the mixture. The only effect it has on clothes is to make thinner materials hard after the baking soda dries on them. They return to normal after a washing machine wash (in baking soda BTW) and rinse.

You may also hear that the peroxide bleaches your hair, and in quantity I suppose that's true, but I sprayed it directly on my head all year with no noticable effects.

Stuff works, plain and simple. Others have had success with it too.......and it's cheap so don't scimp on it! I spray all my outer layers with it and I can afford to given the price.

Good luck and let us know how it works for you,

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Old 02-03-2004, 06:21 PM
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Do you use this in the shower also or does anyone know how to make something like the green hunters speacialty soap?
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Old 02-03-2004, 06:24 PM
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boil acorns untill there soft then smash em up up em back in boiling water untill it turns a dark color then put it in spray bottle
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Old 02-03-2004, 07:29 PM
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Sounds good MrFritz! Have you ever had problems with the nozzle on the spray bottle clogging?
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Old 02-03-2004, 08:02 PM
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boil durt leeves other stuff and poot in tn spray botte
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Old 02-04-2004, 02:47 PM
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i like to buy them to
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:11 PM
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Yes, spray nozzle will clog occasionally. Easy to fix with water, spit, any liquid really. Just rub the hole with your wet finger. You don't want to replace the Hunters Specialty with anything. From what was explained to me, it's got a chemical called Tryclosan (Triclosan?) in it that kills certain human bacteria that peroxide and soda do not.

Good luck and remember to post your results,

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Old 02-05-2004, 05:10 AM
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i did the same recipe this season and it worked fine. other recipe's said to use unscented shampoo. i did not have any on hand so i used the hunter specialties which i had right here. had no problem with it. clothes and hair are just fine.
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