Vinegar and Baking Soda

Vinegar might actually be the ingredient that gives tomato sauce its power. Sprinkle about a cup of baking soda over the affected area. If the oil is coating a furry friend then please use caution around their eyes and mouth. You will now pour vinegar in small amounts all over and rub into the affected spots. This process breaks up the oil while removing the offensive scent. The strong odor of vinegar will go away in about a half hour and is usually considered  far more tolerable than the skunk spray. You can now rinse away the vinegar/baking soda solution and wash with shampoo or a small amount of dish detergent. Remember to rinse well since dried soap and detergent can irritate skin and leave a film on surfaces.

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