Skunk sprayed your animal? Here is how to get rid of the odor…

Mountain Woman Journals ~ How to remove skunk odor from your petsIt is that time of year again….  The unwelcome skunks start making their rounds in both urban and rural areas looking for that unsuspecting family pet that is just oh to curious…

Well – I have just the recipe for you to print and keep handy.  We have used this several times already with fantastic results and we were very thankful for it might I add.

All you need to rid your animal of the skunk odor is:

1 quart of hydrogen peroxide

1/4 cup of baking soda

1 tsp of dish soap

Combine all the above ingredients at the same time.  This solution removes the skunk odor because of the instant chemical reaction between the ingredients so this needs to made and used immediately.  This can not be made ahead of time because it will become ineffective.

Apply the mixture to the affected area and leave sit for 5 minutes before rinsing.  Be sure to keep away from your animals eyes, nose and mouth.  You will most likely need to reapply.

Once we have gotten rid of the odor we have also applied shaving cream which adds a nicer sent to the animal and covers up any hit of skunk that may be remaining.

Hopefully you will not need to use this recipe this season, but if you do you will be very happy with the results.

Good luck and God bless!


Tammy Trayer is an author, freelance writer, blogger at and a radio show host at Mountain Woman Radio. Tammy and her family live traditionally off-grid and have a passion to help educate others by sharing their experiences of living off the land, dealing with autism, gluten free and dairy free cooking, self-reliance, wilderness survival, traditional and primitive skills, and much more. Follow Tammy's radio show on iTunes and her website. Keep up with Tammy's informative articles and videos by subscribing to: and She and her family have also created where they will be teaching their homesteading, off-grid, traditional and wilderness survival skills to like-minded people just like you.

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  1. Now this is a useful recipe to have! I’m going to have to add it to one of my binders, so that it is available when a skunk pays a visit. Thanks!