Warm marshmallows, melted chocolate, laughs, warming up when the nights start getting a little cooler… pure summer joy. Campfires can be one of the most enjoyable activities of the summer but when the fun is over, you are left with clothes that smell like campfire smoke. Here are some easy tips to wash the smell right out so you can take the joy with you and leave the smoky aftermath behind.

Use Hot Water

Hot water works best when it comes to removing smells since it is the most effective way to open up the clothing fibers and remove unwanted scents during the wash. Just be sure to read the clothing care instructions prior to washing to determine delicacy level.

White Vinegar to the Rescue

Add odor fighter to the many uses for white vinegar. It’s non-toxic, inexpensive and adds a boost of odor fighting power to your load. Just add one cup of white vinegar after you’ve added detergent to your load.

Baking Soda Back-Up

Not only does baking soda help keep your white clothing whiter, and colorful clothing brighter, it also helps take care of unwanted odors. If white vinegar isn’t available, baking soda will also deodorize the smell. Add your detergent and wait about five minutes. Then add a half cup of baking soda to the load.

With these tips, you will be ready for all of your summer adventures!