Cartoon, Skunk in the houseMethinks love goes places.

Have you ever done skunk?
There’s a Gulag in every skunk.
Tonight’s my third lifetime imprisonment.

My Spaniel Lucky was sprayed tonight. I can say now that I’m damn near professional. When I’m older I’ll tell somebody each of the stories.

Dr. Caceci of Texas A&M University knows there is a great de-skunk discovery for removing skunk odor:

Forget what you have heard about tomato juice–vinegar— it doesn’t work.

Skunk spray is mainly composed of low molecular weight thiol compounds. (“Thiols” are compounds with the “-SH radical” attached to a carbon atom.) In industrial applications, alkaline hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is used for scrubbing similar compounds from waste gas streams.

Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, when combined, become a “chemical engine” for churning out oxygen. The soap breaks up the oils in the skunk spray, allowing the other ingredients to do their work.

Rinse well.

Odor’s gone!

The Skunk Remedy Recipe

In a plastic bucket, mix well the following ingredients:

1 quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide

1/4 cup of baking soda

1 to 2 teaspoons liquid soap

Discovered and first tested by Paul Krebaum, Last Update: 10/08/02