How Do You Get Rid of a Gasoline Smell?

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The smell of gasoline can be removed by layering another scent on top of it or by cleaning the area with a mixture of vinegar, baking soda and water. The best method to use depends on the type of surface containing the smell.

If the smell of gasoline is on the skin, one can apply vinegar, lemon or vanilla to the skin before taking a bath. The application of the second scent neutralizes the smell of the gasoline. If the smell of gasoline is on fabric or carpet, a paste made of vinegar, baking soda and water is the best choice for neutralization. Any excess gasoline should be soaked up with a rag before applying the paste and then rinsing the area with clean water.