Removing smells from a leather bag can be done with some simple steps. Here's a guide:

Hand Matters. How to remove smell from original leather bags

  1. Air it Out: allow the leather bag to air out in a well-ventilated area. Hang it or place it in a location where air can circulate freely.

  2. Use Baking Soda: place an open container of baking soda inside the bag. Baking soda helps absorb odors. Leave it for a day or two, then shake out the bag and remove any remaining powder.

  3. Activated Charcoal: similar to baking soda, activated charcoal can absorb and neutralize odors. Place a small bag of activated charcoal inside the leather bag for a day or two.

  4. Coffee Grounds: coffee grounds can help absorb and neutralize smells. Place dry coffee grounds in a small container inside the bag for a day.

  5. White Vinegar: dampen a cloth with white vinegar, wring out excess liquid, and gently wipe the interior of the bag. Allow it to air dry. The vinegar smell will dissipate as it dries, taking other odors with it.

  6. Activated Charcoal Inserts: consider using commercially available activated charcoal inserts designed for removing odors. These are specifically made for small spaces like bags and shoes.

  7. Essential Oils: place a few drops of essential oils on a cloth and gently wipe the interior of the bag. Essential oils like lavender or tea tree oil can leave a pleasant scent.

Always test any cleaning method in a small, inconspicuous area of the bag first to ensure it won't cause damage. Additionally, be gentle with your leather bag to preserve its quality and appearance.

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