GetSmellOut.com recommends the following method to remove the potent smell of kerosene from clothing. Before attempting to remove the kerosene odor from any fabric, first check the garment's care label to see if the item can be laundered.Continue Reading
Mix a solution of 1 part ammonia to 10 parts water in a pail or basin. Dip the area with the kerosene stain into the ammonia solution. Allow the stain to soak for at least an hour.
After soaking, launder the stained item in the washing machine using the hottest water setting suitable for the fabric.
Baking soda helps to pull the smell of kerosene out of fabric. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the washing machine before laundering.
White vinegar is also effective in helping to remove the smell of kerosene. Add 1/4 cup of white vinegar to the washing machine to help boost its deodorizing action.
A lingering odor of kerosene may remain even after soaking and laundering. If so, hang the garment outside to allow the circulating air to help remove the remaining odor.