De-Skunking

The following information comes from the AAAnimal Control website:

How to get rid of skunk spray odor smell.

  These tactics WILL NOT work very well:

  • Bath in tomato juice

  • Spray with lemon or orange citrus

  • Masking agents like perfume or Febreze

  Here is the secret recipe that WORKS. Mix the following:

  • 1 quart 3 percent hydrogen peroxide

  • 1/4 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)

  • 1 teaspoon liquid soap or dish detergent

  • Mix these together and bathe ("shampoo" in or rub down) the spray victim thoroughly.

  • Be sure to use this mixture immediately after it is created, as it is unstable.

  • Rinse with tap water afterward, and repeat if necessary.

  • For spray in the eyes, flush with water as soon as possible.