Post # 1
DH accidentally tipped over a glade plug in on the dog bed and oil got everywhere. I picked it up and tried to wash it off but it didn’t work. Now I can’t get the smell off my hands! I’ve tried water, dish soap, and vinegar. How do I get the smell off my skin and fabric!?
Post # 2
I hope someone has the answer to this. I once left my kindle next to one at my in-laws’ house for a couple of days, and it still smells over a year later.
Post # 3
Equine_Breeder: For your hands I would try either squeezing some lemon juice on your hands and rubbing it in, then wash. Or take a stainless steel butter knife and rub it between your hands as you wash them. Those are my go to remedies to remove scents from my hands when I cook. For the fabric I would try a good washing and spray with febreeze.
Post # 4
If you Google “getting fragrance off of skin”, posts with tips and tricks will come up. I saw an article on Popsugar that might be helpful. It should be at the top of the results.
Glade air fresheners, as well as other synthetic air fresheners, are pretty toxic. They can cause headaches, ear aches, negatively affect your mood and thinking, and cause or aggravate other issues. You might want to reconsider using them at all.
Post # 5
I’m sorry I don’t have any advice on how to get rid of the smells :\ But I wanted to echo Rhopalocera. After doing some reading on the nasty chemicals present in a lot of home air fresheners (VOCs being one of the most concerning culprits), I got rid of all of mine. If you’re interested in finding something more health-friendly (and not likely to permanently odor-ize your skin and belongings), I’d suggest looking into home-made fresheners using essential oils. You can take apart many of the store-bought plug-ins and replace the oils with your own mixes of essential oils (lavendar, lemongrass, whatever you like) and carrier oils. You can also do this with reed diffusers.
Post # 6
Try using an oil, followed by a fair bit of soap.
Post # 7
SadieBee: not to threadjack (she says, as she prepares to totally do exactly that), but I use Glade plug-in air fresheners as well and would love to replace them with something else if the Glade ones are harmful! What would I need to get, and where the heck would I get it? I would love it if you had some more advice on the subject … like, is there a kit or something I can get from Etsy from someone who knows how to put this stuff together?
Post # 8
iarebridezilla: I’ve done the reed diffusers myself (rather than messing with the plug-in fresheners – I know you can take them apart and “hack” them, but didn’t feel like going to the trouble). If you don’t have any essential oils yet (I use them for other things as well, like homemade cleaning supplies), you might want to get a starter/trial pack of a variety of scents to see what you like. I use Amazon for everything, and this is no exception. I buy mostly Now Foods brand organic essential oils, then use a carrier oil like almond oil as the base. You can also buy reeds on Amazon, or I’d venture also at many craft stores. It might be a bigger up-front investment for the supplies to get you started, but I think you can also make them go really far in use.
Some reeds on amazon -> http://www.amazon.com/Rattan-Reed-Diffuser-Replacement-Sticks/dp/B003YDSOYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403721943&sr=8-1&keywords=reed+diffuser
Various essential oil samplers -> http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=essential+oil+sampler&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aessential+oil+sampler
Clear instructions on how to make a diffuser -> http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2014/02/diy-essential-oil-reed-diffuser.html#sthash.8HozdzYE.dpbs
Hope this wasn’t thread-jacking! I’ve been doing a lot of detoxifying the products I use in my home over the last year, and once you start it’s surprising how many uses you can find for things like essential oils (definitely making the purchase worthwhile) 🙂
Post # 9
Well somewhere along the route of trying white vinegar, dish soap, water, apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil, and rubbing my hands on a stainless steel sink yhe smell came off. (I felt it was the vegetable oil personally).
I wonder if I wash the dog bed really really well it might come out.
I know they’re not good to use but I am so paranoid about my house smelling that I buy them every few months. I do love essential oils already though so I may just go that route.