One thing you can do is add a cup of white vinegar to the wash cycle. You can also add baking soda to the wash cycle or use an enzyme-based laundry detergent. If the smell is really bad, you may need to soak the clothes in vinegar before washing them.
First, treat the stained area with a commercial enzyme-based stain remover. If the clothes are white, then hydrogen peroxide can also be used to remove the fish oil smell. Pour 3% hydrogen peroxide onto the stained area and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then, launder as usual.
If the smell is really bad, you may need to take the clothes to a professional dry cleaner. Some dry cleaners have special products and techniques that can remove fish oil odors from clothing.
First, check the fabric care label to make sure that the item can be treated with bleach. If it can, mix 1 scoop of stain remover with 1 gallon of warm water, then apply it to the stained area and rub gently.
Let the solution soak in for a few minutes, then rinse well. If the fish oil smell persists after washing, repeat the process.
One way is to soak the clothes in a mixture of vinegar and water. You can also try laundry detergent that is specifically designed to remove odors.
Another option is to place the clothes in a sealed bag with baking soda or activated carbon for a few days.
Finally, some people have had success with using a product called OdorKlenz Sport.
One method is to soak the clothes in a mixture of vinegar and water. The vinegar will help to break down the fish oils, and the water will help to rinse them away. Another method is to use a laundry detergent that contains enzymes specifically designed to break down grease and oils.
If these methods do not work, you may need to have the clothes dry cleaned. The dry cleaners will be able to use special solvents that will remove the fish oil smell.
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