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How to remove a smelly skunk odor

How To Remove Skunk Odor

Sometimes chasing down a skunk requires the need to remove the stench that they can leave behind. Depending on what prank you may have pulled, there could also be a need to remove some horrendous odor that remains. Also, dogs & cats love chasing small animals, until they come home with a tail between their legs after they were sprayed. So this begs the question: What is the best way to remove the skunk smell? (or similar nasty odor that could remain?)

How to remove a smelly skunk odor

You can smell these things from a mile away!

We’ve all heard about tomato juice and how it can remove the intense scent left behind, but the who wants to go through that whole ordeal with the stickiness it can leave behind. Because of this, we have actually found the best way to get rid of the stench from Skunks.

Removing the Smell from Skunk Spray

The Skunk is a mammal which is able to secrete an oily liquid from it’s rear end, that has a foul smelling residue which is colloquially referred to as the “skunk smell“. They’re small, hobbling creatures that scare very easily. Instead of running away like most prey animals, these guys rear their hind quarters to threaten any animal that might think of it as food for that night. This could be a problem if some skunk decides to spray your dog, cat, or even yourself! Should you ever find yourself in an unlucky situation with a skunk, don’t panic – skunks spray because they’re afraid or startled, and the spray is offending due to the fact that it’s used as their only defense mechanism. If you’re like many people who encounter a skunk and freak out, you’ll more than likely come in contact with that nasty, penetrating skunk stench sprayed from their buttocks. Instead of burning your clothes and washing yourself scalding hot water, or deciding to douse yourself with sticky tomato juice – first try this remedy on how to “remove skunk smell” that isn’t so drastic of a measure. A Skunk smell can be removed, but only with a little elbow grease on your part.

How to remove skunk smell from skin, clothes, your home, & your pets!

First things first: Immediately prior to washing get those clothes off and into the laundry as soon as possible. When it comes to the pieces of clothing, furniture, or carpets, you will need to get those washed as quickly as time permits, using something like a fabric cleaner will help get rid of the nasty scent and any stains may help alongside your laundry detergent.

Immediately spray at the point of contact that your pet (cat, dog, varmint) got hit with our home remedy. The key is get your pet showered as fast as could be expected under the circumstances. If unfortunate if it’s yourself that has been skunked, so get to the shower as quick as possible as well. Isolating the pet, a person, or thing that has been sprayed is crucial in keeping the fumes and liquid from spreading all throughout your home.The quicker they get into the laundry, the better chance of the smell washing off and not setting in. In addition to using your regular laundry soap, try soaking the clothes in some other household chemicals to help wash off the smell, as well. Skunk spray is full of oils that stick to the fibers in your clothes as well as skin or pet fur, so something to help dissolve the oil or counteract it works best. We searched far and wide, but wouldn’t you know – we should’ve asked someone who’s been there and done that. That’s how we came up with this grandmother’s homemade remedy option.

The best solution is to neutralize the Skunk odor using the following formula to actually change the chemical structure of the compounds in skunk spray that make it smell so bad, and stick around for such a long time. It’s sciency-stuff, so we won’t get into it too deeply – and this solution is not just for pets, it will work on you too, if you’re unlucky enough to get sprayed that is. It’s also relatively safer than the loads of chemicals that are on the marketplace.

Skunk Odor Removal Formula

Without further ado, we’re introducing you to our amazing smell-removal mixture. To build the best skunk reducing formula known to man, gather these products:

I. 1 quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen PeroxideThere are many uses for the above product. Hydrogen peroxide is used mainly to disinfect wounds and as a bleaching agent or oxidizer. You can even use it to remove plaque buildup from your mouth. You don’t need too much of it, one of these bottles will do.

II. ¼ cup Baking Soda

Pure Baking Soda by Arm and HammerBaking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, can be used as a fire extinguisher, in cooking, as well as removing the nasty smells within the refrigerator. We’re using it to help eliminate a disgusting smell in our formula.

III. 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap

Regular Palmolive Dish Soap

Dish soap helps eliminate grease, it also works to dissolve the oils from a skunk. You can use a name brand such as Dawn or Palmolive, yet any comparative dish soap will work. This will help absorb and/or destroy the odor molecules that are oils within a skunk’s spray.

Step 1: Mixing

You’ll want to mix these specific ingredients all together. Make sure that you combine it within an open wide mouth container or mixing bowl. This mixture will combine to create air pockets and bubble up profusely, so do not blend it, shake it, or store it in a closed jug or container. This formula will release more air within a shut compartment, and may cause it to explode! (Hey, there might be a clean prank use in here somewhere). For best results – use it immediately after you make it, because over time it will lose it’s strength and power to remove the smells and oils. When it is freshly mixed and bubbling, that’s when it works 100% of the time.

Step 2: For your pet

Wet your pet’s coat with warm water. Immediately after the fur becomes damp, rub your newly created formula into the spot that was marked by the skunk. Make sure you rub it in vigorously, but not hurting your pet, so you can remove even the slightest trace of that oily spray. Also Caution: you do not want to get any of the mixture into their nose, eyes, or mouth of the animal (it may cause irritation). You may use a microfiber towel place the product onto the face gingerly. It is best left to sit for around five minutes or so, and then rinse it off completely (again, making sure not to get it into the eyes!). Reapply multiple times if necessary.

Step 3: For a human

What do you do if you get sprayed? Right after mixing, get to the shower! Pour the skunk eliminating formula all over the spot that was sprayed. Make sure to use hot water and as much soap and shampoo as you can handle. Like your clothes, washing your skin as soon as you are able is more likely to wash off the permeating skunk stench. You may have to wash multiple times, or try adding some tomato juice to your bath if you must. While often touted as THE home skunk remedy, it’s possible that the natural acid in the tomatoes will neutralize the smell by dissolving the oils.

Step 4: Final Cleanup

Lastly, spray or wash everything that came in contact with the smell, like your car, front door, couch, bath mat, etc. A spray odor neutralizer works well. Bleach also works due to the fact that it oxidizes and removes odor quickly. By using this approach, the smell is broken down, and the long-chain oily molecules (again, sciency-stuff) get separated. This approach also gets the smell away from adsorbent surfaces like wood, hair, or even any fabric.

We hope that this helps you eliminate a skunk odor from yourself, home, pet, car, or other foul smelling area you have. It’s “chemical” free, and works wonders. Let us know what you think in the comments!

A Different Kinder Surprise – The Chocolate Dipped Easter Egg Prank

Chocolate covered eggs are an Easter Style delicacy around the world, ranging from the German “illegal in the United States” Kinder Surprise to the famous Cadbury egg – these dipped confections are an edible delight to children as well as adults each holiday season. What better than to prepare a sly ‘surprise’, but instead of a toy like the Kinder variety, you have something more sinister lurking under that delicious shell? Introducing our take on the Chocolate Dipped Egg Prank.

You know those Cadbury Creme Eggs? They are a chocolate covered, creamy filled center candy confection most commonly consumed around Easter? They sort of look like this:

Yellow and blue chocolate covered egg

Gooey & Ooey throughout, or so your victim will think

Well, we are going to take one of these chocolate dipped candies and completely defile it with something horrendous.

How To Make the Chocolate Covered Easter Egg Prank

This article is going to dive into how to turn a raw or hard-boiled egg into something that will mimic the Creme or Chocolate eggs you can buy around Easter time. As we’re publishing this article, this season is right around the corner. We guarantee you the Easter Bunny will be labelled a horrible prankster after you successfully pull this off.

What Ingredients You Need

The Chocolate Dipped Egg Prank is actually relatively simple to set up. You need to grab these ingredients and supplies before you begin:

1) Gloves (optional):

Gloves are used to clean up.

We apologize for this disgusting photo, it was the only one we had.

Gloves are not really necessary to complete this, but it definitely does help to keep things sanitary and stop you from getting dirty while making this disgusting candy to prank someone with.

2) Eggs:

Perfect Egg recipes

Eggs are very versatile, and mischievous.

Raw or Hard-boiled – your choice. We chose to do the raw egg for greatest effect, but you can opt for a hard-boiled one, so as to reduce the chances of your victim getting Salmonella poisoning. I mean, if you really want to hit them where it hurts, go for raw.

3) Chocolate:

Chocolate melting wafers

Delicious yummy chocolate

This variety is probably the best, in our opinion. It melts easy, has a wonderful sheen and final coat of the pranked egg.

4) Stove:


Stove style hot plate

This is a hot plate, and works just as well.

You’ll use your stove to heat up the two pots, also known as a double boiler which you’ll see below. Above is a ‘hot plate’ which is similar, but more compact.

5) Double Boiler:

Double boilers

Two pots on top of each other, same size!

A double boiler allows chocolate to heat up slowly to a set point and not burn. There’s a lot of sciency stuff behind it, but the basic component is a pot of boiling water underneath a mixing bowl. The water heats up only to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, which is it’s boiling point. The steam then heats up the mixing bowl which will hold your chocolate used to coat the egg.

6) Tongs:

red colored tongs

Like crab claws

The tongs will allow you to coat the egg effortlessly in the double boiler, without hurting yourself.

7) Wax Paper:

Logan wrap brand wax paper.

Any brand of wax paper will do.

For placing the eggs on after coated, prior to sticking them in the fridge to solidify.

8) Festive Foil or Cadbury Creme Eggs:

Cadbury Frozen Eggs

What sinister thing could be lurking underneath?

Foil works wonders if you get a variety in blue, however just using old and carefully removed authentic chocolate covered eggs that you rewrap can work wonders as well.

9) A Serving Plate:


festive plate for fiesta.

Pretty sure this isn’t an Easter style plate.

Not needed, but adding presentation allows you to execute this dastardly deed onto your expecting target. Preparation is 80% of the battle.

Making the Easter Egg Prank

The process is relatively simple and straightforward. You’ll want to gather your supplies from earlier on your workstation, and get ready to get dirty.

Step 1:

Take an egg or two out of the fridge and allow to warm up to room temperature for about an hour or so. This will allow it not to build up condensation on the outside of the shell when you immerse it into chocolate later.

Step 2:

Put your pot of water onto the stove, and heat it up over medium-high heat. Place the large mixing bowl on top of the water, in effect creating your double boiler.

Step 3:

Pour the chocolate wafers into the double-boiler, until fully melted.

Step 4:

Place your egg into the melted chocolate with the tongs. Fully coat all sides. You may want to repeat this process 2-3 times, resulting in an evenly coated chocolate egg shell.

Step 5:

Lay onto wax paper, and then place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour, or until hard.

Step 6:

Wrap in your foil of choice, and prepare your prank to get your victim!

How to pull off the Prank!

What are you to do with it when once you’ve made it?? Here are a few ways to have this prank go down.

I. You can have an eating contest:

One especially naughty trick is to only make one nasty egg, and have a “who can eat a chocolate egg the fastest contest”. Let your mark scream in agony as they crunch down on the slimy insides of the egg.

II. You can leave it to be found:

Just leave it on the table with other treats. Easy enough, right?

III. Make it Spicy!

Add in some capsaicin for double the torture. Place it in with the melted chocolate prior to dipping!

IV. Just plain give it to them!

Most people will gladly accept a candy treat, especially around the holiday seasons. Place it on top of undesirable or less-desirable choices for better chance of them choosing it. If asked, play it off nonchalantly like it’s nothing, and you’re offering the last one to them. Don’t forget to film it!

What other thoughts do you have? Please comment below!