How do I launder jeans that had gasoline spilled on them?
What can help clean and remove odor from jeans that have had gas spilled on them?
Ramsey County Minnesota
Do NOT wash the gasoline-soaked item with any other laundry items. all items will come out smelling like gasoline.
Gasoline is oil-based so you'll need a good oil remover to get rid of the smell and the remaining oil on your clothes. And orange-scented oil remover works great. so does baby oil. Add either of those cleaners to your washer with ONLY the gasoline-soaked item. Fill the washer (or a tub) with hot water and let soak for awhile---30 minutes should do the trick. After soaking, add your laundry detergent and wash on the hottest water possible. Hang to dry; preferably outside. Sunshine helps to remove odors. Do not put into dryer until ALL gasoline oil and scent are gone.