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One of the dresses I just ordered smells very strongly of scented detergent, and it's giving me a headache even after a wash in mild detergent (Eucalan) and vinegar, and a couple of hours outside. I guess this is the downside of a generous return policy! (that is, I'm guessing this was a return by someone else)
Am waiting for a response back from Athleta (they are sold out in my size, or I'd exchange it), and in the meantime I've put it back in a soak (soap & more vinegar). But does anyone have additional suggestions for getting rid of the smell? I am worried about leaving it to soak overnight, since it's made of swim material.
Let it air out, outside, for a day or two in the shade?
Thanks ChaosLib! Yes, that's my next step (I haven't been able to leave it outside for long periods, because we've had several days of violent afternoon thunderstorms, and I'm not always home to pull it inside in case of bad weather. Too bad I can't train the dog to do that! ). Hopefully the smell has decreased a little, from this last wash! Anyway I may pick up some baking soda, and Mirazyme if that still doesn't work.
The baking soda is a good idea. It has always taken care of scent issues for me. I would soak the dress in water with baking soda, then try the vinegar rinse again (because it works as a fabric softener).
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