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The smell of leather is an acquired scent; some people love it while others don’t particularly care for it at all. So if you just bought a leather item that you really like but you can’t stand the smell, you’ll be glad to know that you can completely remove the smell of leather from it whether it’s a leather cord or a leather couch.

Read on to find out how.

Leave It Outside

One way to get rid ofthe leather smell is to take the itemin question outside, leave it in the open air and let the wind take care of the rest. You obviously want to do this when the weather isnice and sunny with a cool breeze blowing gently, and make sure that you leave it outside for at least several hours or preferably the whole day.

Now, we can appreciate that you may not be able to take your leather cord out in the open due to the weather, at which point we’d suggest that you at least hang it out on your porch or a covered balcony.

  • Try Vinegar

Vinegar is well-known for its odor-eliminating properties, which is why it’s often usedfor cleaning the kitchen, the toilet and other spaces around the house. Just be sure to mix it with equal parts water and pour the mixture into a spray bottle so that it’s easy for you to apply, and then use a cloth to wipe the leather cord down in order to actively remove the odor.

  • Coffee Grounds

Brewing a pot of coffee can completely transform the smell of an entire room, so java beans are clearly very effective at getting rid of pesky odors.

In order to apply the odor removing power of coffee to your leather cord situation, get yourself some ground coffee beans, put them into a thick coffee filter and rub it onto the leather cord. Obviously,you’ll have to do this for a few times in order to get rid of the leather odorand make sure to compost the beans afterward because you won’t be able to use them.

  • Baking Soda

Baking soda is another well-known cleaning agent with the phenomenal ability to completely neutralize odors, so it makes sense that we’d feature it on this list. The best part is that it’s super easy to use and all you have to do is sprinkle the powder onto the rolled up cord and leave it likethat for a few hours to infuse. Once you’re done you can just vacuum the powder away or wipe it off with a clean damp cloth to make sure that it doesn’t get stuck in between the pores.


As you can see, there are several methods that you can use to get rid of distinct leather cord odor without breaking the bank or hiring someone to do it for you. You can find most of the ingredients in this list in your kitchen or pantry, and each is super easy to use and apply.


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