Asked on Nov 28, 2014

How can I remove the smell of h2s gas from my clothes?

I work in the oil field and I'm sometimes exposured to gases/smells/odors that are hard to get rid of. HELP
  12 answers
  • Darla Darla on Nov 28, 2014
    My brothers worked as oil riggers. We had to put their work clothes outside in a barrel with soapy water to wash them so it wouldn't smell up the rest of the clothes! The only thing I can think of is to keep your work and other clothes separate.
  • Julie Yeary Julie Yeary on Nov 28, 2014
    I use pine sol or generic for my husbands machine shop clothes. It only takes about a capfull.
  • Z Z on Nov 28, 2014
    Though I don't have the same smells, hubby is a marathon runner, I use Borax laundry additive to take care of odors out of his running gear.
  • Melinda Pilkinton Melinda Pilkinton on Nov 29, 2014
    I add Lysol or Mr. Clean liquid cleaner to the washing machine liquid for my husband's farm clothes (about 1/4 cup) & also use water softener.
  • Nancy Cole Phy Nancy Cole Phy on Nov 29, 2014
    You might try filling the washer with hot water and you usual soap. Let it run for a few minutes then add 1 cup vinegar and a box of baking soda. Let it run for a few minutes then stop it and let it soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Then let it finish the wash cycle. Hang the clothes out side to dry.
  • Sherrie Sherrie on Nov 30, 2014
    I found several different answers. One is this product But the other one I like every better. Sam's Club and Lowes sell Simple Green commerical or full strength cleaner. Add it full strength to your wash using as hot of water as possible A petroleum based cleaner will also remove grease and oil. Use hot water. Cold water won't dissolve grease or oil. Wipe your washing machine down after each use. Hope this helps.
  • Beverly Higgs Beverly Higgs on Nov 30, 2014
    Try some clorox 2 in your wash..I have found after my apt. fire that it was the only thing that got rid of the Smoke smell in my clothes..It might help
  • Judy Ford Judy Ford on Nov 30, 2014
    Husband is disabled and has urine smells..son is a mechanic and has oil and grease smells. I wash their cloths separately by doing this. I use liquid soap (Gain) by using the measuring cup that comes with the liquid detergent I use this cup to the full load mark of Borax. in the washer with the clothes. Then adding liquid detergent to the dispenser of my washer (front loader) I use the full load amount on the measuring cup, Then I add a full load cup full of plain white vinegar to the detergent dispenser too. Finishing up with Gain fabric softener. NOTHING has a odor!! Even Cotton/Poly dress pants. This takes out all the oil and grease stains from sons clothes too. Borax is cheap!
  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 11, 2022

    Hi Clifford, hope this helps you out.

    1. Mix two cups of white vinegar into one bucket of water. Stir carefully.
    2. Soak the smelly garments in the solution for thirty minutes to one hour.
    3. Drop your clothes in the washing machine and run a normal cycle.
    4. Hang your clothes outdoors, if possible. Drying them in fresh air is highly recommended.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 11, 2022

    There is a new product out call Poof. It is supposed to remove nearly all smells but I don't know or have even seen this item.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 13, 2023

    Have you tried Febreez Spray for Fabric smells?