Quick & Easy Ways To Get Odor Out of A Leather Jacket

One of the most interesting and practical accessories that you can find in the clothing industry are leather jackets. Leather jackets can significantly improve your appearance, making you more attractive to others. This article will cover how you can get the odor out of a leather jacket without damaging it or drying it out too much.

You'll Need the Following:

  • Gentle laundry detergent
  • Distilled vinegar
  • A white microfiber rag or cloth
  • Flaxseed oil

Steps to Get Odor Out of Your Leather Jacket

Below are the steps that you should follow:

  • Remove Loose Dirt and Debris

The first step to deodorizing a leather jacket is to remove any loose dirt and debris with a damp cloth. For foul jackets, you can dip a sponge or soft-bristled brush in a mild detergent solution and use it to wipe away surface stains gently. However, make sure you don't use too much detergent, or your jacket may start feeling slimy instead of clean. Rinse everything off with cool water when you're done.

  • Create the Cleaning Solution

Fill a two-quart spray bottle with distilled vinegar. You can also use essential oils in the mix to add fragrance to your jacket. Be sure to dilute your solution to a 10 percent distilled vinegar and water mixture or use undiluted vinegar if no essential oils are present.

  • Apply the Solution to the Leather

Here's where you'll apply your vinegar. Apply it directly to any odor/stain spots, then allow it to air dry naturally. The vinegar will help lift all of those nasty odors and stains, so don't rinse! Depending on how often you wear your jacket, application every couple of weeks would be good. If they are seldom worn, then once a month may be enough to keep them looking and smelling great.

  • Wipe Down the Leather with A Damp Cloth

Now it's time to wipe down your leather jacket with a damp cloth. Do this to remove all excess water, leaving you with a completely dry jacket. Make sure that no moisture is left on your jacket when wiping it down. If there is, repeat step 3 until it has been removed from every area of your leather jacket.

  • Mix the Vinegar with Flaxseed Oil

Mix these ingredients together in a spray bottle and shake well before each use. Here is your custom leather jacket deodorizer mixture. The oil will add some moisture to your leather jacket, which will help it repel dust and dirt.

  • Apply the Solution to the Leather

Hold up your leather jacket and spray a light mist of odor neutralizer or deodorizer. Spray an even layer over every part of the leather, and be sure to spread it over zippers and pockets as well. Let it dry, though if you need to wear your jacket again within a few hours, you should be fine. However, for best results, leave it overnight to be safe.

Bringing It All Together

The fact that your leather jacket needs deodorizing isn’t a good sign, it implies you are not taking care of it properly. However, so long as you are doing your best to protect your jacket, it should not smell if you are using biodegradable cleaners and storing them in a cool, dry place when not in use. Ultimately, if things have gotten to the point where odor is becoming an issue for you, chances are you need to reassess how often and how much attention you're giving your leather jacket! So long as you take good care of it, treating it just like any other piece of clothing, then that day will never come.