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How can I get this tree to smell better?

Was given a pretty artificial tree I'd love to bring inside- BUT it smells like smoke very strongly.

I have sprayed it down with the hose, and wiped it down tih windex. What else should i try??


Asked by txdaniella at 11:57 PM on Apr. 25, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (6)
  • You can spray it with a 50/50 White Vinegar-water solution.
    Vinegar is a great deoderizer!

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:04 AM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • Wash it with dishwashing liquid and water. That should get most of it off. Make sure you wash the pot it is in also and if there is any fake soil, etc., take that out.

    Answer by neebug3766 at 11:59 PM on Apr. 25, 2010

  • Thanks!

    Answer by txdaniella at 12:01 AM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • If nothing else works, try spraying it down with rubbing alcohol, which dissolves smoke residue; only do this if nothing else works, because it may ruin the thing.

    Answer by SWasson at 2:49 PM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • Put it in a large trash bag with some charcoal and tie it shut. Let it sit for a few days and the charcoal will absorb the odors.

    Answer by scout_mom at 10:43 AM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • Wow, the coal thing is neat but we dont have any- our grill is propane. Good ideas, yall.

    Answer by txdaniella at 7:58 PM on May. 2, 2010