April 30, 2020

DIY Garbage Can Freshener Tabs

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. 

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