How to Get a Gasoline Smell Out of Ugg Boots

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Beware of your gas pump and the smell it leaves on your clothes and shoes.

Ugg boots are made from sheepskin, which is durable and soft. If you have a pair of Ugg boots, you will need to treat them carefully and clean them with the correct products. Even if you do everything correctly, something unexpected may happen. For instance, after pumping gas, your boots may be left with a lingering gas smell. Try not to get upset, as it's not the end of the world. You just need to clean your boots carefully and neutralize the odor.


Things You'll Need

  • Clean cloth

  • Ugg cleaner

  • Sponge

  • Ugg protector spray

  • Suede brush

  • Socks

  • Baking soda

  • Cotton balls

  • Plastic wrap

  • Clove oil

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Step 1

Run a cloth under cool water. Wring it out and dab it against your boots to dampen them. Apply an Ugg cleaning product to a damp sponge. Rub the sponge over the boots in a circular motion, starting at the top and working down. Rinse the sponge in clean water and rub it over the boots again to remove any residue remaining from the cleaner. Always follow the application directions on the label. Allow the boots to dry.

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Step 2

Apply an Ugg protector product to dry boots. Spray it over the boots evenly. Start at the top and work down. Spray until the entire boot is covered. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions on the label. Place the boots on a towel and let them dry.

Step 3

Brush the dry boots with a suede brush. Brush gently in one direction. Never brush in a back-and-forth motion. Start at the top of the boot and work down.


Step 4

Neutralize any remaining gas smell with baking soda. Fill two old socks with three tablespoons off baking soda. Tie the socks in knots and place them in the boots. Leave them in the boots overnight.

Step 5

Enhance the scent of your boots with clove oil. Place a piece of plastic wrap inside each boot. Pour clove oil onto two cotton balls. Place each piece of cotton on the plastic wrap and leave the clove oil in the boots overnight.


Do not use cleaning products or a brush on specialty suede, embroidered, croc or floral boots. Only use the Ugg protector product. Always read the label on your boots for the proper cleaning procedure.



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