Scentlok Activator-Ozone Laundry Appliance

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Editors Note: This product review was originally posted on the Ladies In Camo website February 2, 2017

There are alot of products on the market that can block scent or cover it up.  But the Scentlok Activator Ozone Laundry Appliance is designed to stop odors before you leave the house. A few months ago, we installed this appliance and found that it did indeed stop ALL scents; from workout clothes to business casual clothes that may have some lingering perfume or deodorant. I wanted to dedicate some time to this product before doing a review. I am glad I did as I can tell you from day one, the scent in my washing machine, dryer and the clothes has been non existent.

Usually I wash my clothes with detergent and due to the detergent there is a lingering smell of perfumes in the laundry room. I happen to like a nice clean smell in my clothes but that very same smell is completely unwelcome when it comes to my hunting clothes. Right before breaking out the camo, I’m wiping appliances down and running baking soda in my empty washing machine. Now I don’t need to do that because my clothes and my laundry room is scent free all year.  If I really do want scent in my clothes I just use a scented fabric softener sheet in the dryer.

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Hose attachment area. Notice the additional port that allows you to use the Activator for household cleaning. Photo Credit: Jo Ann Herbert

The installation process is really simple.  The ScentLok Activator is hung on the wall.  One hose goes from your cold water faucet to the port labeled “Cold Water In”.  Another hose is connected to the port labeled “To Washing Machine” and attaches to the washing machine.  As you can see from this picture, ScentLok Activator does require a 120V electrical outlet. The electric being used must be pennies as I have not seen a difference in electrical bills.

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Top loading or Front loading machine options. Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

Here’s how the process works:  Cold water enters in through the cold water port.  Ozone gases and electrical charges are injected into the water. The treated water then leaves the ScentLok Activator and enters your washing machine.  The Scentlok Activator can be used on either front or top loading machines.

Another benefit of the ScentLok Activator is the fact that I am using ZERO laundry detergent -haven’t bought the stuff in months!  The water treated by the Activator not only takes the odors away but also removes dirt. So far I have removed stains from mud, coffee, spaghetti sauce and mustard.

I did not pretreat; just threw the clothes in the machine and let the ScentLok Activator do the job for me.  All of this in cold water only.

We have a very active household that includes two dogs. Over the past year one of my dogs became very sick. I wont go into the details but let’s just say the dog’s bedding smelled bad. I was going to throw everything out. Instead,  I thought well here’s a great test. If the ScentLok Activator can eliminate the smell from my dogs bedding I will be convinced.  One wash – no smell.

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You can see the water as it moves through the Activator. Photo Credit: JoAnn Herbert

There is also a Desiccant Dryer on the right side of the ScentLok Activator. This removes moisture from the air and helps the performance of the Activator.  When the crystal turns pink it is time for the cartridge to be replaced.  It’s been a little over 8 months and I still have not had to replace the cartridge.

The ScentLok Activator Ozone Laundry Appliance has an MSRP of $319 and can be purchased at: https://www.scentlok.com.

ScentLok name and logo is the sole property of its rightful owner and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer.

Endorsement disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

Scentlok Enforcer-Personal Ozone Generator

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Editors Note: This product review was originally posted on the Ladies In Camo website January 30, 2017

I wasn’t sure what to think when first looking at the Scentlok Enforcer Personal Ozone Generator.  There have been various types of ozone generators showing up in the marketplace and I was wondering if this was a fad or not. After having used it and encountering for myself what this ozone generator can do, I think this is one product that will be making it’s mark on the hunting industry.   There have been alot of inventions that have changed they way I hunt; from trail timers turned into trail cameras, scent free clothing, etc. Now with the advent of ScentLok’s Enforcer we are looking at a product that can remove odors and bacteria as well as re-activating the carbon in your hunting clothes.

The fan is really quiet. And the entire device is small enough to fit in a duffle or tote bag but strong enough to work in your closet.  Driving to your hunting set up and decide to eat breakfast on the way? Don’t worry about smelling like hash browns, just start the generator up inside the cab of your car or truck while driving to the field.  Have a kid in college?  This is perfect for use in those smelly dorm rooms. And yes-no matter how clean your kids is, those dorms have their own kind of smell.

Scentlok Personal Ozone Generator being charged. Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

The Scentlok Enforcer Personal Ozone Generator is rechargeable providing either a 1 or 3 hour charge depending upon exactly how smelly of a situation you are dealing with.  Going on a hunting trip and not able to wash any of your clothes at the lodge?  This is a great, unobtrusive, portable item to pack to take that worry out of the equation.

As a added bonus, it can also be used as a power bank to charge smart phones or tablets.

Every time I have used Scentlok Enforcer Personal Ozone Generator it has removed a significant amount of odor.  In the early season I typically wash my clothes after every use.  It’s Maryland so the calendar might read September, but the humidity is through the roof at times.  This year I was able to use my early season clothes several times before washing.  And really, I still could not pick up any bad odors despite the fact that I was hunting in some really high temperatures.  Just getting to the stand and I’m sweating.  The Scentlok Enforcer Personal Ozone Generator saved me time in the laundry room this year.

I  keep my hunting clothes together in one closet. Gloves, hats, etc are usually kept in a bin. When the season first starts, everything is clean and packed up. But as the season progresses, the lighter clothes are put away, the heavies are bought out.  All the while the clothes have been in the field, in the back of the truck, in my car picking up odors. I usually wind up rewashing everything which requires more time, energy and wear and tear on clothes.  This year, I hung my clothes up in the closet, turned the generator on and shut the doors. The next day I just went back in and repacked everything into my duffle bag.  Then I recharged the generator. If I’m hunting after work, I turn on the generator in the trunk of my car.  It’s very easy.

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Scentlok Personal Ozone Generator being charged. Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

The great thing about this product is that it has other uses besides hunting. My kid’s duffle bags that were used  for baseball, wresting and soccer equipment turned into a environment of foul smelling odors. I only wish I had the Scentlok Enforcer Personal Ozone Generator when they were younger.

The Scentlok Enforcer Personal Ozone Generator has an MSRP of $129.99 and can be purchased at: https://www.scentlok.com.

 

 

 

 

Endorsement disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

ScentLok name and logo is the sole property of its rightful owner and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer.

CarboMask-Ultimate Hunter’s Shampoo

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Scent control, or lack of, can be a main concern for many hunters & huntresses. Months of preparation involving hanging stands, clearing shooting lanes or just raking a path to your stand can all be for nothing if the deer pick up on a smell that is not normally found in their woods and your busted sitting in the stand. So with that in mind, I am always on the lookout for products that will give me an edge in the scent control department.

CarboMask graciously sent me a bottle of their Ultimate Hunter’s Shampoo; a scent free, odor absorbing product. I have been impressed by their face paint and was looking forward to trying out the shampoo. Ultimate Hunter’s Shampoo contains activated charcoal, an item widely used in household products designed to eliminate odors. The first time I used the Ultimate Hunter’s Shampoo was after a full day at the office. Earlier that morning, I shampooed using my regular scented shampoo followed by scented conditioner. After drying my hair, I then used a scented hairspray. Sometimes it takes a bit more shampoo to work those products out of my hair. However, the Ultimate Hunter’s Shampoo lathered quickly and only a small amount was needed for my head of shoulder length hair. Some scent free shampoos have tangled my hair and left the strands feeling hard or damaged. I was pleasantly surprised after shampooing with the Ultimate Hunter’s shampoo to be able to quickly run a brush through my hair without producing tangles or knots. My hair dried well and felt smooth. And most importantly-no smell! The hairspray and scents from my other shampoo were totally gone, wiped out by the activated charcoal.

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CarboSoap-Ultimate Hunter’s Shampoo  Photo Credit: Carbomask

MRSP for the Ultimate Hunter’s Shampoo is $7.75 for an 8 oz. bottle. This product as well as CarboMask’s many other scent control products can be purchased at http://www.carbomask.com.

Proudly made in the USA! CarboMask also offers a 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.

 

 

 

Endorsement disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, the products reviewed in these product reviews is an endorsement and the writer may have been compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.

CarboMask name and logo is the sole property of its rightful owner and used within this writing solely for the promotion of products herein as requested by the product’s manufacturer.

I am headed to the Great American Outdoor Show!

I can’t think of a better way to start my week then to ditch the office, get in the truck and head off to talk hunting, guns and archery.  Hopefully by the end of the day I will have lots to report back on along with a sore back and an aching feet.  On the other hand, every time I’ve went to this show I have met some really nice people.  If you are there, look me up- stop and say hi!  I’ll be the one in the black Ladies In Camo shirt pulling a cColor-JoAnn-w-2015 deeramo wheeled backpack with one squeaky wheel!

VTX Bowstrings from VaporTrail

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A few weeks ago, I wrapped up a product review on VaporTrail VTX bowstrings.  I also spoke about their bowstring customizer.  If you did not get a chance to read the review, here is a link: VTX bowstring review.

VaporTrail provides great service backed up by some knowledgeable people.  You can find out about all of their products at:www.vaportrailarchery.com/ 

 

I am a Staff Writer for Ladies In Camo, an organization that provides articles, review and hunt packages for women.  Please visit the Ladies In Camo website at www.ladiesincamo.com.

Have you heard about Ballistic Creations jewelry?

Did you get the chance to read my product review about Ballistic Creations jewelry/  What?  You didn’t?  If you are looking for some original, handcrafted jewelry made by a member of the NRA Business Alliance, please check out this link:  Product review at Ladies in Camo

My newest product review for 30-06 Outdoors

Hello everyone!  I wanted to provide you with a link to my latest product review on the Ladies in Camo website.  While you are there please check out all of the product reviews and hunting opportunities Ladies In Camo has to offer.

Here is the link:

http://ladiesincamo.com/licpr/2015/03/04/30-06-outdoors-deluxe-camo-crossbow-case-by-joann-herbert/

 

 

 

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30-06 Deluxe Camo Crossbow case Photo credit: JoAnn Herbert

 

 

Spotlight on: Youngs Wildlife

I won’t lie.  Sometimes when I look in the game room at my house I can’t help but think – Huh Look at that-there’s my trip to Aruba.  Okay, I know, that sounds totally snobby-but I can’t help it!  So when we do spend good money on something other than the electric bill (yuck!) John and I want to make sure that we are purchasing a quality product.  And that brought us to Young’s Wildlife in Frederick, MD.

My husband John was fortunate enough to go on a successful hunting trip in Canada for a black bear.  We started searching for a taxidermist to handle this project and ran across the Young’s Wildlife website.  That was about 10 years and we haven’t gone anywhere else since then.  Those mounts from 10 years ago still look like we brought them home yesterday.  Tim really takes pride in bringing out details that you just might take for granted.  The blood in the cut on a buck’s nose-looks like it just happened.  The fence a deer is jumping with a fox under it’s feet is a scene from any patch of woods in MD.  Tim brought it home to our living room.

I urge you to check out Young’s Wildlife.  If you have a taxidermist you work with now and are happy don’t change.   So if you are fortunate to down that big buck this year or that Tom with the long beard and spurs and just do not know where to go, please, pick up the phone and call Tim.  If you are going on that once in a lifetime hunt to Africa, call Tim beforehand.  He will work with you to help make the process in transporting international game seamless.

Sometimes you only hear bad reviews so when I know of a good business putting out a good product I like to let people know.  I am sure once you met Tim and see his work you won’t regret it.

Visit the website at:  http://www.youngswildlife.com

Tim and his wife Jennifer will be at the following upcoming shows:

SCI-Chesapeake Charter-Chartwell Golf & Country Club, Sat, 4/02/2012