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This is so icky!<br><br>
My new wool smells disgusting!! Is it always going to smell like this?? What can I do?? I'm so freaked out, I don't even want to touch it!:puke
 

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Wet wool does tend to smell kind of like wet dog. I use lavendar Eucalan, and that does seem to help cut down on the smell. But yeah, all wool will smell at least a little when wet - that's just the nature of the beast!
 

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OK - I just re-read your post and saw that you said nothing about the wool being WET. I've never had smelly dry wool. YIKES! Is it wool fabric or knitted wool? I think if my new, dry wool smelled I would contact the person I bought it from!
 

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Do you mean it smells like animal, or like poop? If it smells like poop, that's just WRONG. IF it smells like animal, well, that's kinda par for the course <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
But, you can wash it with some eucalan if you've got it (lavender would be best) or some pretty smelling shampoo, and that should really help dissipate the smell.
 

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what kind is it?
 

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I could handle it if it only smelled like a wet dog. I remember our mittens smelling like that when we were little. This is WAY not wet dog, this is monkey cages at the zoo bad.
 

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It's knitted wool and I've found that washing it (washed with WOW) has made it worse<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
It's going out the door where some wild animal will probably come maul it. I give up!
 

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It's going out the door where some wild animal will probably come maul it. I give up!</b></td>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: OMG, that is the funniest thing I've heard all day. So it came to you smelling like this? I would definately e-mail whomever you got it from and tell them about the stank. That is just nasty!
 

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Try an enzyme product like Bac Out or Petzyme on it. Wet it, put the Bac Out or whatever all over it, and let is sit overnight damp, then wash in the morning with WOW or whatever again and lanolize if necessary.
 

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I do not wanna sound like I do not care but hell you could put those on your babe and call em monkey pants. :LOL Is this cover bought new or used?
 

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GASP!! What's awful is that I immediately had a vivid memory recall of that STINK! Yikes. So sorry, momma!
 

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I know this wasn't meant as a funny thread, but I have tears running down my face and I can't catch my breath, I've been laughing so hard at these comments! I think I'm over-tired...<br><br>
Sorry about the stink, though, mama. That really sucks. I'd really contact the person you got it from. I hope one of the above suggestions work to get rid of the smell <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The mental image I had is of a monkey and his Organ Grinder outside The Body Shop after getting doused in Yuzu Oil at the door<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:<br><br><br><br><br>
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I am not slamming the WOW at all. It's just that the scent reminds me of a Body Shop oil I used to buy at the mall<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br><br><br><br>
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Thanks, I shall seek out an enzyme product asap <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Dreaming Mama- This is a brand spanking new wool item
 

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I have a sweater made from raw wool that I bought in England. It smelled like the inside of a barn. It has taken five years for the smell to wear out of that sweater and even now, if it gets damp in the rain, its back again!! I never get wet in that sweater though and I *know* that the wool wasn't treated with any chemicals.<br><br>
I'd guess that the soaker you bought was made from the same kind of wool -- raw, untreated... the really good stuff. You can try washing and relanolizing to see if that helps but you're probably going to always have a slightly 'earthy' smelling soaker that works really, really well.
 

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Oh man, how do you cope with a sweater like that???<br><br><br>
I'm all for natural but I draw the line at sheep dingleberries knitted into my soakers. I bet I paid extra for them, too.
 

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greenluv, I have never done Bac Out or the like for stinky wool, but have been told it can help with that stinky wet feather smell (like when you wash a pillow), which is a similar problem, so I thought this might work. Do come back and let us know if it makes a significant difference!
 

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Oh!! Please STOP! You all are killin' me!:LOL :LOL :LOL :LOL :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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:LOL OK - I have GOT to stop looking at new posts in this thread! I've woken up DD about 3 times now by snorting with laughter at something I've read!<br>
Sheep dingleberries! I'm dyin' over here!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 

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here. I hate stinky wool. I had one that was atrocious but eventually that smell went away. I hung it out in the hot sun with lots of suds on it. LOL!
 

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LOL! sheep dingleberryies are not something i need to think about!<br><br>
yes, ive had stinky wool (new) and washed it 2x in lav euc , air dried a few DAYS!<br><br>
i was going to post a review about it but thought the WAHM might think it was a negative review..???
 
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