The Best Way to Deodorize a Leather Jacket

Leather jackets are notorious for attracting unwanted smells, especially cigarette smoke. The smells can remain on these jackets for quite a while if they're not deodorized. The best way to deodorize a leather jacket is to take it to a professional. However, you can clean and deodorize a leather jacket at home with a few basic cleaning supplies.

Deodorize your leather jacket at home.

Step 1

Mix a cleaning solution of a mild detergent and water.

Step 2

Clean the jacket with the mild detergent solution and a damp cloth or sponge. Test the detergent on an inconspicuous area of the jacket first to make sure it doesn't leave a spot.

Step 3

Pour a small amount of citrus deodorizer in a bowl and place near the tub. Turn on the hot water for the shower.

Step 4

Hang the jacket in the bathroom and allow the shower to create steam. Let the jacket rest in the steam until it smells fresh.

Step 5

Dry the jacket with a soft cloth or towel.

Step 6

Condition the jacket with special leather conditioner, according to the product instructions, to protect it.