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How to Deal with Being Sprayed by a Skunk

Crying, screaming, and complaining about horrible skunk stench will not make it go away. Follow these simple steps to get rid of the odor.


  • Step 1: Prepare mixture Mix the peroxide, baking soda, and soap or lemon juice in a bucket.
  • : Keep the soap and peroxide mixture away from your eyes and mouth.
  • Step 2: Collect ingredients for mixture Remove your clothing and get into a bathtub or shower stall.
  • Step 3: Lather up Dip the wash cloth in the soap mixture and lather your body generously.
  • TIP: Skunk spray can sting your eyes; flush them with cold water to relieve discomfort.
  • Step 4: Rinse Rinse off. Repeat as needed.
  • Step 5: Mix ingredients to get rid of smell from clothing If your clothes are stinky and can withstand the bleaching aspect of peroxide, prepare a fresh batch of the same mixture and wash them in it.
  • FACT: Skunks are blind for their first three weeks of life.

You Will Need

  • A bucket
  • 1 qt. 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 c. baking soda
  • A wash cloth
  • 1 tsp. hand soap
  • dish soap
  • or lemon juice

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