Everyone’s garbage gets stinky from time to time. A solution of baking soda, epsom salt, water and essential oil forms a hard cube that can sit at the bottom of a garbage can and absorb odors naturally.

Gather Ingredients:

  • 2 cups ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • up to ¼ cup water
  • 15 drops essential oil – lemon, peppermint, and lavender are great choices
  • silicone ice cube tray  – keep reading for instructions if you don’t have a silicone ice cube tray

In a bowl, stir to combine the baking soda and epsom salt. Slowly add the water, fizzing is normal – until it’s a thick and crumbly paste. Add the essential oils and combine. 

Push the mixture into the trays and allow to dry for at least 24 hours – outside in the sun works best. Alternatively, you can use a small scoop or spoon and pack the mixture into a ball, turn out onto a cookie sheet and dry 24 hours or until hard.

When the cubes are dry, they should be very hard, remove them from the tray and store them in a glass jar with a secure lid.

Use them as needed in garbage cans, diaper pails, or any space that needs a little freshening and odor absorbing. 

Want to add this recipe to Cozi + Clean Mama? Click the button below!

Don’t have the Cozi + Clean Mama app yet?  Cozi is the #1 family organizing app. Sign up for your FREE account first. Cozi + Clean Mama adds Clean Mama Daily Tasks and Clean Mama Weekly Tasks to your shared family calendar and sends automatic reminders for all tasks! Click here to find out more and download Cozi + Clean Mama. 

Find all my DIY Homemade Cleaning Recipes here.