Removing Mothball Smell From Wool

How can you get the smell of mothballs out of a natural sheep's-wool lining of a leather jacket?

By Fitschen from IN

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How do you remove Mothball smell from woolen sweaters?

Harriet

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Just hang the item somewhere with air circulation, nearly empty closet, doorway, etc. and the odor will disappear in a few days. It might help to turn the jacket inside out.

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Is there an effective way to get moth ball smell out of wool clothing or is it there forever? I have sent it to the cleaners and that did not help one bit. I love these wool blazers and would really like to use them again.

3mblee


Removing Mothball Smell From Wool

To remove mothball odors from clothing that has been in storage, put the clothing in a garbage bag with a few fabric softener sheets, close the bag tightly, and the odor will be gone in a few days. If you want to wear the clothes right away, try putting them in the dryer with a dryer sheet and turn it on to "Air Dry" for about 20 minutes. (10/31/2004)

By Racing against thimerosol

Removing Mothball Smell From Wool

I have a beautiful wool blanket that reeked of moth balls. I tried putting it in the dryer on airdry with about 5 drier sheets. This worked beautifully. In about 5 minutes the smell was completely gone. Thanks! (01/23/2008)

By Nancy

Removing Mothball Smell From Wool

To remove the smell from the rug, you must place it in the sun, take it in during the evening, don't let it get damp. A driveway or patio will work, and put out again for several days. It will remove the smell. (09/02/2008)

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