Vinegar and baking soda are great odor eliminators and typically eliminate smoke, mildew and body odors from clothing. However, if they don't work to rid the clothes of their odor, try adding borax, a stain-removal laundry additive or an odor eliminator to your washing. Over the course of just a few hours, you can easily remove unwanted smells and odors from your clothes.Continue Reading
Put the smelly clothes in a sink or bucket. Add 1 cup of white vinegar or baking soda, and fill the sink or bucket with water. Swish the clothes around to mix everything up. Allow the clothes to soak for at least an hour and preferably overnight. If you have a top-loading washing machine, you can perform this step inside the machine.
Transfer the clothes to the washing machine if needed, and add laundry detergent. Then, use the machine washing according to manufacturer instructions. Hand-wash more delicate fabrics after soaking them overnight.
If the weather is cooperative and you have a clothesline, hang the clothes outdoors to dry in the sun. If no clothesline is available, dry the clothes as normal.
To remove bad odors from sandals, use baking soda sprinkled on the soles, put pantyhose filled with cat litter into the sandals to absorb even more odor, and spray the sandals with shoe deodorizing spray after wearing them. Leave them outside to dry when they are damp.Full Answer >
Remove smoke odor from the air by cleaning carpeting, furniture and walls with natural ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda and citrus oil. Continuously run an oil diffuser filled with water and 15 drops of citrus oil while simultaneously running an air purifier at its highest setting for several days.Full Answer >
Ammonia and baking soda can be used to remove odors from clothing in a single afternoon. Clothing that is washed in ammonia or baking soda should be rinsed twice to remove laundry additives and to promote a clean, fresh scent. Allow the clothing to dry outdoors to completely remove any unpleasant scents.Full Answer >
Fresh air, baking soda, white vinegar and steam cleaning are natural ways to reduce or remove the smell of smoke from a home or clothing. Removing a smoke odor that has built up over months or years may require several cleaning sessions before the odor is completely gone. In some situations, a complete repainting or re-carpeting of the house is necessary to fully eliminate a smoke odor.Full Answer >