Removing Skunk Odor from Clothing

The stench from skunk spray can be a challenge to remove from fabrics. This guide is about removing skunk odor from clothing.
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August 3, 2004 Flag
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There is nothing worse than smelling like a skunk. To remove the smell, soak you clothing in baking soda and water or vinegar and water. Use a half cup of vinegar or baking soda for each gallon of water. Let soak for several hours before washing as you normally would.

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September 23, 20040 found this helpful

Believe me I know how bad a skunk can smell!! to remove the stink from the body and from the clothes, EASY!!!! just plain old tomatoe juice, anykind, soak the clothing for about 1 hour, rub the juice on the part of the body that was sprayed and shower, Voila!!!! no stink, (old cowboy trick)

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September 23, 20040 found this helpful

Just plain old Tomatoe juice rub into clothing and onto body where you were sprayed and shower, while you are showering let the clothing soak while you shower then throw them into the washer and bingo no more stink, (old cowboy trick) works every time

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June 3, 20050 found this helpful

Yes, skunk is horrible. And lingers indefinately. Our dogs get sprayed routinely. I normally use tomato juice to bathe them. It definately works. Virtually anything tomato works. I've also used tomato sauce, V8, bloody mary mix, canned or jarred spaghetti sauce, and even tomoato paste. The paste is probably not a good idea for clothing, but does work great on animals (and probably human hair/skin too). It's actually better than juice, because it clings and you can let it sit for a while before rinsing.

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September 14, 20060 found this helpful

Well i went to work today and found that all of my stuff REEKED of skunk. I'm wondering how i can get rid of the smells without ruining most of my clothes?

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November 18, 20070 found this helpful

Phew, I know just how bad a skunk can smell. My house smelled like a giant skunk for the last few weeks. Everything inside REEKED of skunk! Ive smelt a skunk before and its not that bad, but when you put on your clothes and you feel like a skunk, its horrible! I might as well put a stripe down my back and just let out gallons of noxious perfume wherever i go. Skunks are a horrible smell. Does anybody know how bad reactions to large amounts of skunk can occur? Because my house smells horrible and ive been really dizzy lately, I'm wondering if passing out can occur because that would be a great thing to know. Thanks for the help.

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August 21, 20080 found this helpful

Removing skunk smell from a dog is not just as easy as tomato juice, as we tried that last night when our friend's dog got sprayed. We coated him in it (just mainly his head as that's where he got sprayed) but 2 cans of tomato juice later, and his head still smells like a skunk.

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February 10, 20090 found this helpful

The only thing that really works is a mixture of baking soda, peroxide and dishsoap, (pamolive, Dawn). the tomato juice can actually cause allergies of the skin for your pet. My German Shepherd used to get sprayed all the time and we always used tomato juice until she started itching and chewing off her fur, the vet said that usage of the acids can cause skin irritations. The peroxide mix at top works really good on clothes and doesn't ruin them, the baking soda actually helps get stains and other odors out of your clothes as well.

Hope this helps everyone. Enjoy the spring and summer.

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November 1, 20160 found this helpful

wash your dog with peroxide 1/2 large bottle, dawn liquid soap 1/4 tsp, baking soda 1 table spoon, a touch of vanilla(just for the fresh smell after), mix all ingredients together in large pop bottle so you shake mixture together, wet dog pour mixture on the dog and wash thoroughly for about 5 minutes. I let the mixture sit on them for about another 5 minutes. Had to do this, this morning at 4 a.m. going to do again later this evening just to be sure. This mixture really works

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June 9, 2012 Flag
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Help! My dog got sprayed by a skunk. My clothes still smell! I've tried hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, Dawn, and hanging them on the clothes line for days. Any suggestions?
Thank you.

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June 11, 20120 found this helpful

Try tomato juice. My Dad used to catch and sell skunks for a living (believe it or not). That was the only thing he used for removing the smell.

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