The worst thing in the world for both you and your pet is getting sprayed by a skunk. The smell makes you gag, it lingers FOREVER and the poor animal is banished from your presence. This recipe works, I've used it and it takes that awful smell right away. For large pets you might want to double this recipe. This recipe can be used on humans too.
16 oz 3% hydrogen peroxide (make sure it's fresh!)
Mix ingredients in an open container and use immediately. Don't wet the fur with water first and do NOT get this mixture in the eyes. A rag should be used to apply the solution around the pet's face. Be sure to saturate the areas that got direct hits (you'll know by how strong it smells). Leave it on for five minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Then repeat the process. By the end of the second shampoo, the smell should be gone. If not, repeat again.
As long as you wash with this within 4 hours of being sprayed, it will work. Longer than 4 hours and you're hooped! The oils in skunk spray will have absorbed and you're stuck with that smell.
Do not ever store this recipe, the chemicals will react and cause the closed container to explode.
Good luck and I hope you never need this recipe!
ps Jeanine made some very good points in the comments on this post - be sure to use a conditioner after using this process, do NOT leave the solution on for more than 5 minutes at a time!! please skip down to her comments for the rest.
This is just a simple little story about how I finally got all the grease off the cabinets above my stove.
I have had a dirty little secret!Everyone always tells me how clean my house is. It's not really. Not since I've had kids. You've seen those cute little signs, Excuse the mess, we are busy making memories or Excuse the mess, we live here? Well that's not really my style. In fact, my house is nothing like the clean it used to be before the kids. I've grown more accustomed to the mess, but so many little things tend to get over looked these days. Many people have exciting goals like running a marathon or skydiving (and I may have just become the biggest loser because I just googled Common goals people have, because I couldn't come up with 2 good ideas), you know what I've always wanted? To put my house on the market and have the ad say, "Mrs. Clean lives here". I'm not kidding, I actually told my realtor I wanted that on my add. She said, your house will sell itself. OK, she was right, but I really wanted that at the time. One thing I've been over-looking lately is my kitchen cabinets. I'm home cleaning today and thought, maybe today's the day to get that grease off the cabinets. Now keep in mind, these are just the cabinets over the stove, and grease is always building up on these cabinets. I wipe down my cabinets frequently, since they are white and show any dirt, but I do tend to "overlook" these top cabinets because I never could seem to get the grime off with much success. I have those god-awful therma-foil and for lack of a better term the surface is "pockey". That means there is a little texture that allows dirt and grease to accumulate. The picture shows best how greasy these cabinets were. I've tried many products before, but today I decided to go for some simple soft scrub and a warm dish rag. I love the lemon scent and use this for a lot of my cleaning. I poured it on my dishcloth and just rubbed it on the grease, and just like that, all of the grease and grime came off. I've tried many other cleaners and de-greasers and seriously never got such great results with barely any elbow grease at all. I might suggest if you are working over your head that you wear some protective eyewear, because trust me when I say, you don't want your break from cleaning to involve trying to get soap out of your eye! Just sayin. Check out the before and afters. It's really pretty amazing!