Ecotravel/Ecotourism

Published on June 12th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

How to Remove Skunk Spray the Green Way

Summer’s around the corner bringing us into the great outdoors for camp outs and hikes. Each step we take into the woods increases our chances of running into one of Mother Nature’s creatures. It’s always a good idea to make as much noise as possible when hiking to warn creatures of your approach. Skunks are one of those critters to avoid. With the power to tax your olfactory system, a skunk’s spray can bring a walk in the wild to a screaming halt.

When your walk in the wild turns into a stroll through smellyville, here is how to remove skunk spray the green way.



How to Get Eco Clean When Skunks Spray (via EcoLocalizer)

With gorgeous weather comes outdoor recreation, usually with your favorite four-legged friend. In many parts of the country, this time of year brings out the best and sometimes smelliest in nature. Just as humans enjoy beautiful morning and early-evening hikes, so does your friendly neighborhood skunk…


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About the Author

Vivian Nelson Melle is a former educator and community counselor who decided to follow her dream of writing. She balances work to home school her daughter and enjoy crafting, photography, gardening, natural healing, cooking and anything that helps heal the earth and its inhabitants. She also writes for Green Living Ideas, Ecolocalizer, Mamita’s Creations and Phoenix Neighborhood Blogger. She is a writer for hire with a soft spot in her heart for non-profits and indie businesses.



  • Great tips. I live out in the woods so we had skunks living out under the deck. Sprayed the dog once and we ran over a dead skunk- sure stunk the place up! Will have to try some of these remedies should we have another occurence!

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