August 21, 2015

3 Natural Odor Eliminators

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Stinky shoes, smelly garbage cans, and stale air are common household odors. If you’re looking for natural solutions to these odors, I have three easy to make and use odor busters. With just a couple ingredients and a few minutes you can make these natural busters and put them to use today.

A couple notes:  You can find a lot of the products used in these recipes in my Amazon shop and I used 8 ounce spray bottles – if you have a larger size, simply double the recipe to make it fit in your spray bottle.

Lemon + Clove Air Freshener Spray via Clean Mama

Lemon + Clove Air Freshener Spray

My favorite scent combination – perfect for any time a room needs a little freshening up. The lemon and clove is great warm scent for fall, but you can use your favorite essential oils too – get creative!

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vodka (or rubbing alcohol)  – I use vodka in this recipe because it’s odorless and evaporates quickly.
5 drops lemon essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil
spray bottle

Add ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray 2-3 sprays in any room that needs a little freshening.

Lemon + Clove Air Freshener via Clean Mama

Lemon + Peppermint Garbage Can Freshening Tablets via Clean Mama

Lemon + Peppermint Garbage Can Freshening Tablets

This concoction works great in the bottom of garbage cans and diaper pails. Place one or two anywhere a little odor absorption is necessary. Toss when odors aren’t being absorbed any longer.

1/2 cup baking soda
1/3 cup epsom salts
about 1/4 cup water
10 drops of your favorite essential oils
ice cube tray(s)

Garbage Can Fresheners in Ice Cube Trays via Clean Mama

Combine the ingredients and make a dry paste and spoon a tablespoon at a time in each compartment. Don’t fill to the top because the mixture will expand a bit. Allow to dry out completely overnight and/or in the sun. Once the tablets have hardened, carefully turn the tray over onto a clean surface. Place 1-2 in a garbage can – it should last at least 2 weeks. Store tablets in an airtight container for 3 months.

Fresheners in a Jar via Clean Mama

Citrus + Tea Tree Fabric Sanitizer via Clean Mama

Citrus + Tea Tree Fabric Sanitizer Spray

If you need to sanitize/freshen a pillow or a pair of shoes, this spray will become a new favorite.

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
2 drops citrus essential oil
4 drops tea trea (melaleuca) oil

Add ingredients to a spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray on shoes and fabric to freshen – let dry completely before using. If you are concerned about water on fabric, test in an inconspicuous area first.

Fabric Sanitizer via Clean Mama

3 Natural Odor Eliminators - DIY Recipes for Common Household Odors via Clean Mama

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