The problem with burning incense in a room is that it contains oils which cling to surfaces. If the occupants of the room were not diligent in keeping its surfaces clean, it’s possible to for someone to move into a space and inherit the previous owner or tenant’s smell as well as the space. For someone who is not a fan of incense, this disinherited reek would be particularly offensive. The room simply would never smell clean. For that reason, we’ve included tips for dealing with making the room shipshape, and dealing with any residual stink that might have gotten into clothing as well.
Remove Incense Smell from Clothes
1 Spray with Fabric Refresher
Give the affected clothing a spritz with some Febreze or another fabric refresher spray. As it dries, it will eliminate the odor from the fabric. If the problem is a minor one, this may be all you need.
2 Spritz with Rubbing Alcohol Solution
Mix up a mild solution of rubbing alcohol and water. Use 1 part rubbing alcohol to 10 parts water. Put it in a spray bottle. Give the clothes a light misting. As they dry, the smell from the incense will leave them. The alcohol will evaporate very quickly.
3 Use an Ozone Generator
Clothing should be deodorized before it is cleaned. Otherwise the incense odor could become set in the fabric. Ozone generators can be rented, or you could choose to buy one. Hang the clothing up in the room place the ozone generator inside and run it for a few hours the machine turns oh zone into oxygen and eliminates the incense smell.
4 Take the Clothes Outside
Fresh air and sunshine can do wonders for getting rid of many types of stinky smells, including ones from incense. You can hang up your items outside or place them on a clean sheet in a sunny spot. Leave them outside for several hours. Check them to make sure the smell is gone before taking them inside again.