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What is the best way to remove mothball odor from cashmere?
Mothball odors can be very difficult to remove. My best recommendation would be to make a bath with tepid water and white vinegar and allow your cashmere to soak for 30 minutes. Our Scented Vinegar works wonders for removing odors from fabrics.
Rinse well, removing all vinegar. You can then make a bath with tepid water and our Wool & Cashmere Shampoo and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
Lay flat to dry- do not use the dryer and steam while damp. I have also linked below our recipe on Washing Wool & Cashmere. In addition, lavender sachets are a more natural alternative to using mothballs; they are just as effective and smell much nicer.
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Wool & Cashmere Shampoo 16 fl. oz.
Scented Vinegar 16 fl. oz.