Asked on Sep 10, 2019

How can I remove cigarette odors from a dress?

Eliza SpearTammy GodbehereWilliam


I purchased a dress from a marketplace individual and when I picked it up..... it smells like an ashtray. I have washed it, soaked it in lysol laundry additive and fab softner... had it hanging outside for a week. Can still smell cigs on it. Any ideas???

4 answers
  • Dee
    on Sep 10, 2019

    To get cigarette smell out of clothes, soak your clothes for 1 hour in warm water with 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of baking soda, then wash them as usual. You can also put your smoky clothes in a sealable plastic bag with 1 tablespoon of baking soda or 1-2 dryer sheets per item of clothing.

  • William
    on Sep 11, 2019

    I bought two NFL jackets I was going to sell on Ebay. I put vinegar in the rinse cycle of my washer and laundered as usual. Once dry they still smelled. I put them in a large garbage bag and sprinkled them with baking soda. I mean two boxes. Sealed the bag and let it sit for at least three days. Then I removed them, dusted off the baking soda as much as I could and washed them with vinegar in the rinse. That did the trick for me.

  • Tammy Godbehere
    on Sep 12, 2019

    Did u try washing it normally but add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of baking soda

  • Eliza Spear
    on Sep 14, 2019

    I would wash with vinegar and then hang outside for as long as it takes. Sunshine and fresh air do wonders

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