How to Get the Smell Out of a Leather Couch

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Things You'll Need

  • Bowl

  • White vinegar

  • Olive oil

  • Cleaning rags

Deodorize the leather couch with vinegar.
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When your leather couch becomes smelly, you want to clean it effectively. Commercial leather cleaners available at your local supermarket may get rid of stains, but not necessarily deodorize. Instead of searching for multiple products, mix your own cleaning solution that quickly deodorizes the leather while also cleaning the couch. Using this recipe can keep your couch looking and smelling its best for many years to come.


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Step 1

Mix 2 parts white vinegar to 1-part olive oil in a bowl.

Step 2

Dip your cleaning rag into the bowl and squeeze out excess liquid. The vinegar naturally deodorizes while the oil restores moisture to the leather.


Step 3

Wipe the rag over your leather couch, dipping the cloth back into the mixture as needed to collect fresh cleaning solution.

Step 4

Let the couch air dry for one hour.

Step 5

Wipe the couch down with a dry, clean rag to remove any leftover cleaning residue.