How To Remove Skunk Odors

Remove Furniture Odors

OdorXit Takes Care of Skunk Odors

Skunk related odors can be tough to remove. Peroxide, baking soda, or even tomato juice won’t completely get rid of the odor. Now, with OdorXit, it is quick and easy to remove the smell. OdorXit Concentrate is guaranteed to completely remove the odor of skunk spray from clothing, skin, carpet, vehicles, and pet fur.

Removing The Smell of Skunk Spray from Vehicles

If you've recently been unfortunate enough to run over a skunk, or a skunk 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 stench.

Start by treating the wheels and undercarriage of the vehicle. To clean the outside of the car, spray the undercarriage of the vehicle with a yard or deck sprayer containing 4 ounces of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 1 gallon of water. Be sure to cover the entire undercarriage, wheels and lower paint. Allow the mixture to air dry to completely remove the skunk smell from your car. Running your car or truck through an automatic car wash will make the odor elimination a bit easier.

To treat the interior of your vehicle, simply mix 1 ounce of OdorXit Concentrate with 20 ounces of water in a small, handheld spray bottle. Spray the vehicle's carpeting and upholstery evenly and allow to air dry slowly. This may need to be repeated depending on how intensely the skunk odor permeated the vehicle.

Removing Skunk Odor from Carpet

If you were unlucky enough to have been sprayed by a skunk, or just had your recently-sprayed dog rub against you, OdorXit Concentrate will work on your clothes as well as your skin.

Mix 1 ounce of OdorXit Concentrate with 20 ounces of water in a spray bottle. Give each spot on the carpet a couple of sprays and allow it to air dry. It is not necessary to saturate the rug because the smell is just on the surface of the carpet. Flooding the area may cause the odor to be carried deeper into the carpet fibers and saturate the carpet.

Carpet that has been sprayed directly by a skunk may not be recoverable due to the construction of carpet, especially if it has had time to soak in.

How to Remove the Smell of Skunk from Fabric and Clothes

Skunk odor on carpeting may smell bad, but it is almost always a superficial or surface contamination of the carpet which is easy to remove. Odors carried in on shoes and pet paws are easily removed by spraying only the contaminated spots on the floor.

Removing skunk odor from machine washable fabric requires adding 3 to 4 caps full of OdorXit Concentrate to the washing machine at the beginning of the wash cycle along 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 starts. Front load washers and the new "ultra safe" top load machines are a bit more difficult; 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. For fabrics that are not machine washable, spray the affected areas with our ready-to-use eliminator and let air dry.

How To Get Rid of the Smell of Skunk Spray on Leather and Motorcycles

If you were wearing leather when you hit a skunk on your motorcycle, leave the bike for later and start right away on your leathers. As soon as possible, hose yourself off or rinse in any fresh water you can find. The more of the skunk spray you can remove before it dries, the less you will have to neutralize later. After rinsing yourself off, rinse the bike or motorcycle. When you get to your OdorXit, spray the leather and the bike down with a mixture of 1 ounce OdorXit to 30 ounces of water. Let air dry overnight and the smell will be gone!

Will Essential Oils Remove the Smell of Skunk Spray Completely?

Tomato juice and peroxide are two well-known remedies for removing the smell of skunk spray, but these do not completely remove the odor. OdorXit Concentrate is made with water and a blend of essential oils that works perfectly on the smell of skunk spray. OdorXit doesn’t have any added fragrances, and it’s not a cover up. And it won’t stain skin and surfaces pink like tomato juice would. It gently breaks down the smell with essential oils and the smell never comes back.

How to Remove the Smell of Skunk Spray from Dogs and Other Pets

If your dog or pet has been sprayed by a skunk, read our directions here on how to remove the smell of skunk spray from dogs and other pets.

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