The rancid smell of a skunk’s spray is a powerful one. Many homeowners with a skunk on their property find out about it because of the smell. Or worse, they find out when they, their child, or a pet is sprayed by one. When a skunk sprays something, the smell can linger for a long time. But when that spray gets on a person or animal, it can stick around for even longer. The problem is the oily nature of the spray. How do you get rid of that nasty odor?
An old-fashioned method that many people have heard of is a tomato juice bath. This is not a perfect solution. The next time you wash or get wet, such as with a shower or the rain, the smell will most likely return. The sulfurous spray gets into your skin and hair, which can cause the smell to linger.
In 1993, a chemist discovered a solution that is universally accepted as the best way to remove the smell permanently by breaking it down; and it is produced with common household ingredients. For pets or people, start by mixing 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide with ¼ of baking soda. Add in a teaspoon of dish soap. Rub it on affected areas and let it sit for about 5 minutes before rinsing it off. If the spray gets in your eyes, or the eyes of your pet, flush it out with water. You should not use the above solution on your eyes.

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