Antifog Home Remedies
Do you battle with Goggle Fog? We understand!
At Battlewear Components, Inc., home of the ExFog, we have been down this road many times, and have come across some pretty cool remedies that we want to share with you!
As always, these remedies will vary based on body composition, lenses, air movement within the goggles, and many other factors that cause goggle fog to begin with. One home remedy may work perfectly for defogging goggles, and we hope it does! If not, give the ExFog a shot. It is an inexpensive alternative to many other solutions, and you can still use any goggles that you happen to like, including Low Profile eyewear…This list is in general order of effectiveness from the top down.
Antifog Home Remedy #1: Spit
Yep, you heard me right! Good, plain old fashioned, home grown spit creates a great temporary solution to Goggle Fog. Like other antifog compounds, spit creates a surface that forces the water molecules to break up so your vision remains clear, and likely just gets some water droplet buildup. Just spit, and rub on the goggle lens until dry. Spit is truly an effective agent for defogging safety lenses, goggles, and scuba masks. Since it’s your own body fluid, it won’t irritate the eye like other remedies. It is the most widely available, and most consistently used, often in conjunction with long-term remedies like the ExFog anti-fog system, and is free! Just make sure you use your own!
Antifog Home Remedy #2: Dish-soap
As an anti-fog rubbing compound, dish soap is extremely effective at resisting fog buildup on goggles and glasses. Apply the same way as all compounds, you will just take a drop of dish-soap, place on a very clean rag, and rub just until the point at which the lens is clean. Try not to rub too hard or overdo it, as you don’t want to want that microscopic anti-fog coating on the lens. Dawn is generally the most commonly used in my circles, but let us know below what brand has worked best for you!
Antifog Home Remedy #3: Toothpaste
Yep, believe it or not, toothpaste can also be an effective antifog home remedy for goggles and glasses. I have not seen enough of a list of different brands on this, so looking for your suggestions or comments below on what you have tried, and what is best/worst in your experience!
Antifog Home Remedy #4: Soaps and other cleaning agents
There are many other defogging compounds that come highly suggested…From soaps, shampoos, glycerin, and even alcohol…
Warning: Most importantly, be careful when applying any of these home remedies! Some may cause eye irritation, or other issues as this is NOT what the items are intended for.
We are always curious to see what other solutions work for you, so don’t hesitate to share brands or other ideas!
If you are looking for a more permanent and active solution, look into the ExFog, Anti-fog system as well!