How to: A Non Toxic Way to Get Rid of Skunk Odor

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    Humans and Pets

    • 1). Fill a bucket with 1 qt. of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide. Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda in the bucket and stir until dissolved with a spoon. Add 1 tsp. of dish soap and mix once again with the spoon.

    • 2). Place your pet or yourself in the bathtub. Turn the water on a lukewarm temperature and bathe yourself -- including your hair -- or your pet with the mixture.

    • 3). Rinse the mixture off with lukewarm water. Repeat the process as needed until the skunk odor is no longer present.

    Clothing

    • 1). Set your washing machine to a cold water temperature. Add 1/4 cup of laundry detergent and 2 cups of white vinegar to the water. Submerge only the clothing affected by the skunk spray in the water and close the washer lid.

    • 2). Allow the washer to finish the washing cycle before adding another 2 cups of white vinegar to the rinse cycle. Close the lid once again and let the washing machine finish. Remove the clothing and immediately air dry.

    • 3). Set the washing machine to a cold water temperature and add 1/4 cup of laundry detergent and 2 cups of white vinegar. Let the washing machine run through a complete cycle without any clothing in it. This will remove any lingering skunk smells in the washer.

    Outside

    • 1). Fill a bucket with 1 qt. of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide. Add 2 tbsp. dish soap and 1/4 cup of baking soda. Stir the mixture together with a spoon until combined.

    • 2). Pour the mixture into a clean garden sprayer. The mixture will naturally break down the acid present in the skunk's spray and eliminate the offensive odor.

    • 3). Mist the exterior areas of your home that feature the skunk odor. Refrain from spraying plants with the mixture as it can kill vegetation such as plants and grass.

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