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    HELP ! How do we remove body odour smell from wool ?
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    • 19th Apr 05, 10:44 PM
    HELP ! How do we remove body odour smell from wool ? 19th Apr 05 at 10:44 PM
    Don't know if anyone can help, but my daughter lent her woolen dress to a friend of hers last week and brought it back unwashed.
    Unfortunately, after a couple of washes, there is still a strong smell of body odour in the armpits.
    It's one of my daughters favourite dresses and can't wear it until the pong's gone.
    Any advice on how to remove it would be greatly received.
    Not sure if I'm on the right board for this question.
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  • Sarahsaver
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    • 19th Apr 05, 11:00 PM
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    • 19th Apr 05, 11:00 PM
    Have you tried those 'dry clean in the tumble drier' things, they are quite good, and you can do about 4 or 5 items of clothing with one sheet.
    Either that or take it to be dry cleaned. I know that leaving things on the line outdoors gets rid of stains, dunno about a sweaty pong, maybe worth a try.
    This is definitely the right place!

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    • 19th Apr 05, 11:02 PM
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    • 19th Apr 05, 11:02 PM
    White vinegar in the fabric conditioner tray - a couple of tablespoons and that should work.

    Also, have you read through this thread? May help.
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    • By elona 20th Apr 05, 9:32 AM
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    • 20th Apr 05, 9:32 AM
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    • 20th Apr 05, 9:32 AM
    If it is really bad, pour a little white vinegar under the arms of dress and leave for a couple of hours and then wash dress. It really does work!
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    • By Curry Queen 20th Apr 05, 10:19 AM
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    • 20th Apr 05, 10:19 AM
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    • 20th Apr 05, 10:19 AM
    White vinegar definitely works on smelly socks

    Vinegar is an anti-bacterial and the smell that is produced from body odour is caused by bacteria, so it makes sense that vinegar would work if you think about
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