“Paul Krebaum, a chemist at Molex Inc. added a dash of soap to hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, and developed the first home remedy for skunk spray.
How do you get rid of the smell that comes from two tiny but ingenious glands at the business end of a skunk? A garden hose is impotent, soap is utterly useless, and tomato juice is a quaint old wives’ tale that has left many people with skunk-sprayed dogs that not only stink, but are pink.
Krebaum came up with a formula that neutralized the foul smelling thiols in skunk spray. His formula was 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, which costs about $2 at a drugstore, 1/4 cup of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of liquid soap, which breaks up the oils in skunk spray and allows the other ingredients in the solution to do their stuff. The solution, after applying, should be rinsed off your pet with tap water. It works!”