The smell of smoke can stick to fabric even after cleaning. These 4 easy ways to remove smoke smell from fabric, clothing and furniture will help to get rid of smoke smells from your items for good!
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There isn't much worse than the smell of smoke clinging to your clothes, furniture or curtains. Whether the smell smoke smell originated from cigarettes, cigars, a house fire or from hanging around a fire pit, the smell can sometimes stick to fabric even after washing. No worries, though! These 4 methods will help banish the smell of smoke from fabric and restore your items with ease.
How to Remove Smoke Smell From Fabric Video
Check out this quick video I put together showing just how easy these methods for removing smoke from clothing, fabric and furniture are below!
How to Remove Smoke Smell from Furniture
This method is the easiest to use on fabric furniture since they can't really be washed in a sink or washing machine.
Homemade Fabric Refresher Spray
- 2 cups of witch hazel ( Purchase HERE )
- 20 drops of lemon essential oils ( Purchase HERE )
- glass spray bottle ( Purchase HERE )
Add witch hazel and lemon essential oils to a glass spray bottle and shake well before each use.
Spray liberally on fabric and allow to air dry. The lemon will help to absorb the smoke odor instead of just masking the scent.
How to Remove Smoke Smell From Curtains
This method works great for curtains, area rugs and blankets.
What you will need:
Baking Soda ( Purchase HERE )
Large Plastic Bag ( Purchase HERE )
Start by placing your item in the plastic bag.
Next, add 1 cup of baking soda. Seal the bag, then shake to distribute the baking soda. Let sit overnight, then wash according to your item's care instructions.
For large rugs, you can try to sprinkle baking soda on the rug and leave overnight, then vacuum the next day.
How to Remove Smoke Smell From Clothing
Method 1 - Baking Soda ( Purchase HERE )
Add 1 cup of baking soda to a sink full of warm water.
Stir until the baking soda dissolves.
Add your clothing items to the mixture and let soak for 1-2 hours.
Wash according to the care label.
Method 2 - Vinegar ( Purchase HERE )
Add 1 cup of vinegar to a sink full of warm water.
Stir the mixture together well.
Place clothing items in the mixture and allow to soak for 1-2 hours.
Wash according to your clothing's care instructions.
These 4 easy ways will help to remove smoke smell from most fabrics. They also work really well on fabrics that have a mildew smell.
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What about a car? Any suggestions? I follow you and keep your tricks with me!
What about a mobile home that's been smoked in for twenty years? Smell is on walls & ceilings, floors, etc...
Beverley Ann Lee says
You can "reduce" the smell by washing down every inch of the place with soap and water, baking soda, vinegar and water mix, and the smell will still be there. You can paint over every inch, and seal up the floor with a floor covering and that will prevent the smell from escaping into the air where you can smell it. Other than that, sell the place to a smoker and move..
I found something that took care of a mobile home I was in. It's called Mean Green and I couldn't believe how much nastiness it took off the walls for me. I just sprayed it on and wiped it off. The walls went from yellow brown to white with one use. Left a citrusy smell behind too.
How do I get the baking soda out of crochet items and quilts I can't wash?
Why specifically a glass spray bottle? What advantage does that provide over plastic?
If you are using lemon oil you want to use glass. Lemon oil can break down plastic
Vinegar can also break down plastic.
Bought a fabric recliner second hand and the previous owners both smoked ciggeretts and I am looking for a way that will rid the ciggerett smoke smell.
Maureen Sexton says
How to remove smoke smell from luggage
L. Smith says
What about a wheel chair with a canvas seat and back.
Can i use the witchhazel and lemon on fabric blinds that cant be removed?
I would test a small area first, but I would think so!
Yvonne Holmes says
I recently had a large bag of cotton knitting yarn given to me as well as a few fluffy towels that smelt so badly of smoke I could not leave them in my house. I had an partially used bag of charcoal brickets left over from the bar-b-que I placed the brickets in a paper bag then placed it along with the smelly yarn and towels in a large garbage tied them shut and left them out on the patio for two or three days. The charcoal brickets absorbed the smoke smell and I was able to knit with the smoke free yarn! I have been told this method also absorbs any type of smell in homes and cars/trucks.
Jaime Cantu says
I love to fish and smoke cigarettes. I use braided line and plastic worms. I keep my fishing poles in my car and smoke. How can I remove the smoke smell from my fishing line. Braided line is almost like fabric. I think my spool may be contaminated with cigarette smell. Fish don't like the smell. What can I use to remove the smell from my braided line without damaging it?
Buy new line and remove the reel when you get home. Cast way out in the yard and reel in between the sides of a rag soaked in vinegar.