How to Eliminate Skunk Odor and Skunk Spray Odor from Pets, Cars, Carpet, Clothing, Fabric, Furniture,
Houses and Garages
How to Eliminate Skunk Spray Odor Successfully!
When was the last time you could smell skunk spray odor and not see a skunk any where close by?
Did you know they can spray their skunk spray odor as far as ten feet and you can still get a whiff of skunk spray smell up to one mile away?
Those cute but stinky animals don’t want to spray you with skunk spray odor but if they consider you or your dog a threat – look out. That’s why dogs often get skunk spray smell right in their face.
The skunk thumps their feet and tail and growls – trying to tell the dog to go away. They don’t want to spray. But dogs get more curious than cautious. So they get too close and voila! Skunk spray odor right in the eyes, nose, ears and chest. My dog lives with our black and white cat so we think the reason he’s gotten spray 4+ times is because he thinks the skunk is Zorro our cat. Then ssssppppppp…..he finds out the stinky truth! Again.
Getting skunk spray in the eyes can cause irritation and even temporary blindness. The skunk spray smell is strong enough to ward off bears. So how do you eliminate skunk odor from dogs, you, your clothes and anywhere the sprayed dog comes in contact with?
If your dog has ever had skunk spray smell on him, then you know
- tomato juice,
- baking soda and
- peroxide DON'T WORK!
You may have already gotten a bleached pink dog due to trying to use these harmful remedies. Peroxide is what is used to bleach hair and tomato juice is red. I guess when that’s all you have, that‘s what you try when you need to know how to eliminate skunk odor.
The skunk spray odor is composed of a mixture of sulfur-containing chemicals such as thiols, traditionally called mercaptans, which is what causes the highly offensive skunk spray smell. OdorXit Concentrate gets rid of the mercaptans in urine – dog, cat or people – as it easily and safely breaks down the mercaptans in skunk spray too. And leaves you and your dog odor free!
OdorXit Concentrate is the safe and easy solution when you need to know how to eliminate skunk odor!
To get rid of skunk smell on pets quickly and safely, simply
- Mix 1 ounce of
OdorXit Concentrate with one quart of warm water.
- Bathe your pet as you
would normally using a vet approved mild detergent shampoo.
- Rinse your pet
with lukewarm warm water and allow to shake.
- Next apply the OdorXit solution to your pet’s fur everywhere there was/is skunk spray odor
- Use a wash cloth or kitchen sponge dipped in the OdorXit
Concentrate solution to apply OdorXit to your pet’s sensitive areas like it face, mouth, eyes and ears.
Using a downward motion, start at the pet’s forehead and move downward
over the eyes when applying solution to your pet’s face to avoid
getting product in your pet’s eyes. Do not place product directly
into pet’s inner ear either.
- After waiting approximately 5 minutes, rinse your dog with lukewarm water.
- Towel your pet dry as best you can and
allow them to finish drying naturally.
Once dry, your pet should smell
wonderful and still be able to sleep in bed with you the same night!
And the Best Part is Your Dog Will NOT be pink!
How to Eliminate Skunk Odor in an Automobile (Inside and Out)
If you've recently been unfortunate enough to run over a skunk or a skunk spray smell
has found its way into your garage, you probably need to treat both the
inside and the outside of your vehicle to get rid of the skunk spray odor. Start
by treating the wheels and undercarriage of the vehicle. If you're lucky,
stopping the skunk spray smell there will also knock out any skunk spray odor inside the
vehicle without you having to treat the carpeting and upholstery.
To get rid of skunk spray smell from the outside of the car, spray the undercarriage of the vehicle
- yard or deck sprayer containing
- 4 ounces of OdorXit Concentrate
mixed with 1 gallon of water.
- Spray where ever there is skunk spray odor like wheel wells, tires, suspension components, engine compartment, where ever it smells.
Be sure to cover the entire undercarriage,
wheels and lower paint. In order to do this effectively, you'll probably
have to lie on the ground and spray the car from underneath it. Allow
the mixture to air dry and you're finished. Viola! No more skunk spray smell
here! Running a car or truck through an automatic car wash will make the
odor elimination a bit easier. Tractors and Motor Cycles are much easier
to neutralize the skunk spray odor because they give you easy access to the underbody (save the full faring
To get rid of skunk spray smell from the interior of your vehicle,
- simply mix 1 ounce of OdorXit
- 20 ounces of water in a
- small handheld spray bottle (available on our shopping cart now).
- Spray the vehicle's carpeting and upholstery evenly and allow to air dry
This may need to be repeated depending on how intensely the skunk
spray odor permeated the vehicle.
How to Eliminate Skunk Odor from Carpeting
Skunk spray odor on carpeting may be very smelly but it is almost always a
superficial or surface contamination of the carpet (unless the skunk actually
sprayed the carpet). Odors carried in on shoes and pet paws are easily
removed by spraying only the contaminated spots on the floor.
- Mix 1 ounce of OdorXit Concentrate with
- 20 ounces of water in a
- Give each spot on the carpet a couple of good sprays and allow
it to air dry.
It is not necessary to saturate the rug because the contamination
is just on the surface of the carpet. Flooding the area may cause the
odor producing material to be carried deeper into the carpet fibers and
saturate the carpet padding.
Carpet that has skunk spray smell because it was sprayed directly by a skunk may not be recoverable
due to the construction of carpet, especially if it has had time to soak
How to Eliminate Skunk Odor from Machine Washable Fabric and Clothing
If you were unlucky enough to have been sprayed by a skunk and now have skunk spray odor on you or your clothes or just had
your recently sprayed dog rub against you, OdorXit Concentrate will work
on your clothes as well as your skin.
To get rid of skunk spray smell from machine washable fabric requires
- adding 3
or 4 caps full of OdorXit® Concentrate to the
- washing machine at
the beginning of the wash cycle with the normal
- amount of laundry detergent.
- Allow the wash cycle to complete but delay the first spin cycle for
30 to 60 minutes (Most top loading washers will run to the end of the
first wash cycle with the lid open and then stop before the spin cycle
- Front load washers and the new "ultra safe" top load
machines are a bit more difficult; (many have a "pause" button too that you should use for 30-60 minutes) or consult your user’s manual
for the proper procedure.
After the wash/soak time, close the lid or
restart the machine and let the machine finish its normal cycles. In
some cases, it may be necessary to run the final rinse twice.
How To Eliminate Skunk Odor from Leather
If you were wearing leathers when you hit the skunk on your motorcycle and now have skunk spray smell on your precious leathers, leave the bike for later and start right away on your leathers. DON'T THROW OUT YOUR LEATHERS!! THEY CAN BE SAVED. At the
very first opportunity after the encounter, hose yourself off, rinse
in creek water, or any fresh water you can find. The more of the skunk
spray odor you can remove before it dries the less you will have to neutralize
After rinsing yourself off, do the bike. Again, the more you can rinse
off, the less you have to neutralize later.
When you get to your OdorXit, spray everything down with a mixture of
1 ounce OdorXit and 30 ounces of water. The skunk spray odor will disappear!
How To Eliminate Skunk Odor from Dry Clean Only Fabric and Clothing
Delicate dresses, blouses, shirts and wool suits should have the
area contaminated with skunk spray odor sprayed with OdorXit® Concentrate diluted 1 ounce Concentrate
with 30 ounces of water. Allow the OdorXit® to dry overnight. If
the skunk spray odor returns, re-treat with the OdorXit® Concentrate. When the
odor is completely eliminated dry clean and press. The odor will not return.
Getting Rid of Skunk Smell on Furniture with Fabric Upholstery
Skunk spray odor on furniture upholstery can be a bit more difficult because
much of the fabric used on furniture is not colorfast. However, with skunk
spray smell on the furniture colorfastness is a secondary consideration to the
smell. Before you attempt a furniture recovery project, test OdorXit®
Concentrate solution on the back of the piece to see what happens. A nice piece of furniture
with watermarks and no smell is not acceptable either.
Since the skunk spray odor on furniture is usually a result of a dog that
was sprayed jumping up on the furniture before he was deodorized, there
is really very little odor causing spray material on the furniture, and washing it will do
very little to improve the skunk spray odor situation. Just spray the contaminated
area with OdorXit® (Mix 1 ounce of OdorXit® with 20 to 30 ounces
of water) and allow it to dry slowly.
Multiple applications may be necessary to remove all the skunk spray odor, but it
will neutralize the odor - Guaranteed!.
Get Rid of Skunk Smell Around The House
If you have a large amount of skunk spray smell under your house as in a crawl space, one or two 25 gram OdorXit AQM (Air Quality Manager) - ClO2 packets are very effective to get rid of skunk spray smell in a confined area. OdorXit AQM - ClO2 comes as a small amount of powder inside a Mylar outer sealed pouch. The white micro pouch is removed just prior to use. The micro pouch has a very special patent pending seal and internal membrane to keep the powder safe from you while it produces the chlorine dioxide vapor which neutralizes skunk spray smell on contact.
OdorXit AQM - ClO2 can be used inside your house to
get rid of skunk spray smell that is carried in by a pet or seeps in from under
or outside you home. It works on clothing, furniture, carpet or anyplace
the skunk spray odor has soaked into the interior. Large areas need a 25 gram packet; Bedroom
size rooms should be treated with a 10 gram packet. When you add one teaspoon of water or more the micro pouch quickly releases the chlorine dioxide vapor in as fast as 24 hours and you will need to vacate the home during the treatment. When you add less water, you can continue to live in the home during treatment. If the skunk spray smell is that strong inside your house, you probably don't want to be inside anyway.
If you have had a skunk spray in your garage and now the skunk spray smell is there or under a porch or steps
or even in the crawl space, OdorXit Concentrate can be used as well.
Small or closed areas can be treated with
a deck or yard sprayer. If you’re trying to treat an area that
is difficult to get to like under stairs or in a crawl space, use a hose
end sprayer so that you don't have to try and crawl into the confined
space or use the OdorXit AQM - ClO2 product..
A hose end sprayer (pictured above) is a special plastic nozzle that
has a dispensing jar screwed on the bottom. The sprayer mixes the contents
of the bottle with the water being sprayed out the nozzle. Some of the
sprayers have a variable mixture rate while others (cheaper) do not.
Either way works OK for OdorXit applications involving skunk spray odor. Put
about 4 ounces of OdorXit Concentrate in the bottle and fill it half way
with water. Spray it on the area where the skunk spray smell is coming from until the
dispenser bottle is empty. The odor will be gone in an hour or so.
Some times when a large amount (relatively speaking) is applied to a
small area the OdorXit Concentrate odor is rather slow in leaving. The component of
OdorXit Concentrate that produces this smell is the one that neutralizes ammonia and
if there is no ammonia to neutralize, it lingers for a while. It can be
neutralized almost immediately by misting a 4 part water, 1 part ammonia
solution on the area where the OdorXit was applied. Spray only enough
ammonia to neutralize the OdorXit (which is normally very little)
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