The Best Way to Deodorize a Leather Jacket

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Things You'll Need

  • Mild detergent

  • Damp cloth or sponge

  • Citrus freshener

  • Leather conditioner

Deodorize your leather jacket at home.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Mallory Malesky

Mallory Malesky has been writing business, finance and general knowledge articles since 2008. In her daily life, she works in corporate product management. Malesky holds a Bachelor of Science in natural science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.