How to Remove the Smell of Urine from Clothing

How to Remove the Smell of Urine from Clothing

Sometimes it happens that clothes get stained with urine and we don't know how to properly wash them. When this happens, conventional cleaning won't make the smell disappear completely, leaving some traces of it. But don't panic, your clothes are not ruined if they are stained with urine. There are some remedies that will help you get rid of that unpleasant smell. In this oneHOWTO article we give you some tips and tricks on how to remove the smell of urine from clothing.

Steps to follow:

First, fill two thirds of an empty spray bottle with warm water and the remaining third with vinegar. Then, shake the bottle to mix both of the liquids together and spray it onto the stained area until damp. Then put the garment in the washing machine to wash with your usual detergent. After the item of clothing is washed and dried, the stain and odour will have disappeared.


Another effective method to remove the smell of urine from clothing is to use absorbent towels. First purchase the towels, either ones that are moist and contain soap or the normal type. Then, dab them over the area in question. After a few minutes, rinse the item of clothing with water and rub the stain with a cloth or sponge soaked in white vinegar. Leave the garment to dry naturally and, once dry, wash it as you would normally.


Mouthwash is another thing that we can use to remove the smell of urine from clothes. First, we suggest you do a test to make sure this method works correctly. So, test it first on an old cloth that you no longer use. This method involves wetting the stain with mouthwash. Next, leave the clothing to dry and then wash it as you normally would.


Finally, the following method is both comprehensive and effective. First, put the clothes to soak for half an hour, add soap and spread yeast on top to neutralise the smell of urine. After a few minutes, put the clothes in the washing machine with a half cup or a cup of one of the following products, which will remove the odour:

  • Bleach
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Vinegar
  • Ammonia
  • Lemon juice

Before proceeding, make sure that you are not allergic to your chosen product. Next, proceed to thoroughly wash the garment with hot water. You may wish to wash it a couple of times to guarantee that your clothes are completely clean. When finished washing, put the clothes in the dryer with some wet towels impregnated with bicarbonate of soda. This way, all signs of foul odour will definitely disappear. When dry, the clothes will be odour-free and all remnants of urine will have been removed.

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