De-Funking Skunk Odors

Skunk spray is composed mainly of three low-molecular-weight thiol compounds, (E)-2-butene-1-thiol, 3-methyl-1-butanethiol, and 2-quinolinemethanethiol, as well as acetate thioesters of these. These compounds are detectable by the human nose at concentrations of only 10 parts per billion. In plain English, this means that skunk spray is oil based and should be removed with the “Close/Open/Close” technique. Follow the “recipe” below.

Products Recommended:

Green Tomato Shampoo, Green Tomato Conditioner, PEK Conditioner, KS Anti-Odor shampoo & Ginkgo Biloba Oil.

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Pre-soak (CLOSE)

Green Tomato Conditioner, Ginkgo Biloba Oil, PEK Conditioner.  Whisk together with a small amount of water in a plastic bowl until creamy. Push mixture into a dry coat in the areas that are affected and let sit for 10 to 20 minutes – rinse well.


Cleanse (OPEN)

Use Green Tomato Shampoo to cleanse the entire animal – use normal dilution ratios (1:3) Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse well. Apply KS Anti-Odor Shampoo full strength and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse well.


Hydrate (CLOSE)

Use generous Green Tomato Conditioner to replace natural oils that were washed away. – use normal dilution ratios (1:3) Let sit for 10 – 15 minutes and then rinse. Other additives such as PEK Conditioner and oils can be added at this time if the coat is very dry. Style as usual.


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