Odor neutralizing products are widely available in the market nowadays. They come in different fragrances/scents. They smell so good, but sometimes I think they are just masking those unpleasant smell that crop up once in a while. I have a few alternatives, and I do make them sometimes when I get tired of the heady smell from the scented fresheners.
Get ready to raid your pantry. The ingredients can be had in a snap:
- Soak a cotton ball with lemon, vanilla or orange extract or maybe oil of cloves and place it in a small, clean glass jar and punch holes in the lid then secure tightly.
- Mix two teaspoons of cinnamon with one cup of water. Microwave on high for two to three minutes.
- Fill a container with activated charcoal, the one that you can readily buy from pet stores, then place this in areas affected by mildew or mold (maybe in the basement or closet).
- This is my favorite, and it must be because I love the scent of freshly brewed coffee. Put a few tablespoons of fresh, unused ground coffee into a clean, old socks (more than one is better) and hang them inside the closet to get rid of that musty odor.
Once you’ve tried, let me know what you think.