Seafood Odor on Cotton Pants

I have a pair of brand new black cotton pants that got mixed up with old prawns/shrimps (don't ask me how!). I have washed them in both cold and warm water (about 6 times), soaked them in Napisan (nappy soaking solution) and hung them out to dry in the sunshine. How do I get rid of the smell?


livvie6 from Australia

March 2, 20090 found this helpful

A bottle of cod fish oil broke in my fridge (since it has to be refrigerated) and my son wiped it with a towel. I could not take the fish smell out after 4 washings. I was going to toss it out until I tried washing it again with baking soda and it seemed to work. I had to wash it in the soda at least twice before the entire smell came out.

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March 2, 20090 found this helpful

try soaking in coffee or lemon juice, then launder as usual.

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March 2, 20090 found this helpful

You could also try soaking in vinegar diluted in water ...

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April 5, 20090 found this helpful

I'd try the baking soda.

This is a weird suggestion, but I had fish smells in my refrigerator and someone on this site recommended putting plain newspaper in the fridge.

I did it for several days, changing the newspaper each time and it worked!

Can you put your plants in a plastic or maybe better, paper bag with some newspaper and try it out?

Good luck!

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