There is nothing worse than having the unfortunate luck of having yourself or your pet sprayed by a skunk. The smell is almost unbearable, and almost everyone has a home remedy that they have heard of on How To Get Rid Of Skunk Smell, but which ones actually work? Well read on and I will tell you some of the best ways of how to get rid of skunk smell on dogs as well as humans.
How To Get Rid Of Skunk Smell
- Skunk Odor Removers - There are several skunk odor removers that are available either at your local pet store or you can order them easily online. Most people prefer and swear by Natures Best skunk odor removal, so you might want to keep that in mind when you are trying to decide on which product will work the best.
- Peroxide and Baking Soda - If you don’t want to purchase or can’t find a commercial skunk odor remover then Peroxide and Baking Soda is the next best thing. Be fore warned though this method of removing skunk odor can sometimes bleach your pets fur.
Here is what you need:
- 1 gallon water
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 quart hydrogen peroxide (you can substitute white vinegar or lemon juice but peroxide works the best)
- A little Palmolive dish soap
Mix all of these ingredients together in a bucket and then using a wash cloth or sponge rub it all over your pet to thoroughly cover their fur. Make sure when you are applying this mixture that avoid getting it in your pets eyes and ears as it may cause irritation. Then just let it sit on your pet for about 10 to 12 minutes while it works it’s magic. Then just rinse it completely off and repeat as many times as are needed to remove the skunk odor.
Ways Of How To Get Rid Of Skunk Smell That Do Not Work
Tomato Juice - I have heard this skunk smell home remedy given to countless unlucky people over the years. Tomato juice does nothing to get rid of the skunk smell it just covers it up and reduces the strong smell to the person who was sprayed. unfortunately everyone around this person can still smell the skunk odor so stay away from this home remedy.
I have heard of several other ways of removing skunk smell like using orange juice or soda. I personally don’t know if these methods of getting rid of skunk smell work or not. I would imagine that they are pretty similar to the tomato juice method of getting rid of skunk smell. So you might want to do a little research before trying them so that you don’t waste your time as well as money on them.
Over all your best bet is to buy either a commercial product to eliminate skunk odor or use the Peroxide and Baking Soda method for the best result. I hope this article has given you a better understanding of how to get rid of skunk smell on humans and pets.