Save your hysterical laughter for later, right now I need to know how to unstink mysefl!
As title says, I spilled the nasty used contents of a Milk Jug fly trap on me. I did a mighty fine job of it too. The jug was old (the sun degrades them enough in 3-4 months they turn brittle) & it cracked open as I was carrying it. It is all down my arm, my hand, my pants, & my shoe.
The MSDS sheet says soap & water, & then alcohol.
I have repeatedly washed myself until I am bright pink, & my skin still stinks. I mean I really, realy stink. I've even scrubbed with the green scrubby side of a kitchen sponge.
I am scared to death to throw my clothes in the washer as I do not want to contaminate my washer.
My favorite Ryka slip on shoes for daily wear, I think they shall have to be trashed. They are washable, but I have washed them so often already I think one more wash & the insides will fall out.
HOW DO I GET THE STINK OUT?! Of me, & the clothes, & maybe the shoes too? Help! Help! Help! How do I uncontaminate the washing machine?
This shall be one of those remember when stories:
When you spilled the fly trap & stunk for a week! *Hystercial laughter all around.* And we had to throw out the washing machine! We wanted to throw you out too, but you own the place...Wouldn't be seen with her in public....*More hysterical laughter.*
Off to take a bath in the stash of tomato juice I save for a dog getting skunked. Granted, it will be diluted in the bath water, as I only own about a gallon of tomato juice, but anything it worth a try.
PLEASE IDEAS! What did you do when you you got stuff one you?
The problem is...you've got a nasty organic mix of decomposed flies and the data sheet doesn't tell you what to do about that, just the gunk that's in there to start. Maybe you can try some of the deoderizing shampoos that the vet sells or from the pet store to try and neutralize the fly goo stink. Odoban?
Here are some tips to get rid of gas smell - same idea:
First I'd take the clothes off and put them in a five gallon bucket with whatever the MSDS is calling for. THEN I'd take a soapy shower, rinse, pour the undiluted tomato juice on me (or alchohol if thats what the MSDS says) really getting it on the spots that got soaked, let it set, although with alchohol you'll freeze, then another shower.
Ugh. I got that stuff on my hands once. Ordinarily I wear gloves but I was being cocky. I washed and washed and I think I covered the stink with hand lotion finally.
I wouldn't worry about the washer, just use lots of soap, and pray.
After tons of soap scrubbing & 4 bottles of alcohol; I just took a tomato bath, as in sit down in it. (Thanks for the suggestion.) Turns out I had about a gallon & a half of it on hand, that I keep horded for deskunking the dogs. I scrubbed myself like crazy.
If I actually raise my hand/arm to my nose I can still smell it. But just sitting here, I am not reeking like I was when I originally posted pleading for ideas. So making progess. I think it is easier to deskunk a dog.
Absolutely right about the added issue of the decaying fly stench! Trust me, you do not ever want to experience this.
I am very grateful for all of the suggestions. I never would have thought of tomato juice, or lemon juice either.
Heading to the store now to buy all sorts of the added suggestions. Would so love to save my favorite shoes. And I personally would like not to stink for the next week.