How to Remove Smell From Exercise Balls

By Cecelia Owens

Removing the smell from an exercise ball can make the difference between an enjoyable workout and an unpleasant one. Even when they are new, rubber exercise balls have a distinct odor that many people find offensive. Pair that smell with the sweat that has expelled from your body onto the ball, and you can have one smelly exercise ball. Removing the smell can help you get back on track with your exercise routine.

Cleaning With Household Cleanser

Step 1

Add 1/4 cup of scented household cleanser to 1 gallon of water, then pour the solution into a spray bottle.

Step 2

Spray the household cleaner mixture onto the exercise ball. Dampen a washcloth with cool water, then wipe the surface of exercise ball clean.

Step 3

Let the exercise ball dry outside for two to three days, and then bring it back into the house. Repeat the spraying process if the smell has not been removed from the exercise ball.

Cleaning With Baking Soda

Step 1

Combine a 1 to 1 ratio of baking soda and water into a bowl, and mix the two ingredients together.

Step 2

Add the mixture to a damp washcloth, then rub the paste-like substance onto the exercise ball.

Step 3

Leave the paste on the exercise ball, and then place it outside for two to three days. Retrieve the ball, and then remove the paste from the ball with water. Repeat the process if the smell was not removed from the exercise ball.

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