Got stank? Baking soda!

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So everyone has odour issues in their home from time to time. Whether it’s pets, sports equipment, work boots, or anything else – say goodbye to that oh so toxic Febreze, and say hello to benign baking soda! Today I will share with you a few non toxic odour busting tips.

1). LITTER BOX STANK – Oh kitties, how we love you. Yet a stinky litterbox often comes along with your cute furry self. A quick solution to an unusually stinky box (I’m not promising your cat’s poops will smell like roses, here), is to sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda in with their litter. I find this to be extremely helpful, when I remember to do it! Keep a leftover spice shaker filled with baking soda near your cat’s box so you have it handy!

2). STINKY SHOE STANK – Oh husbands, how you work so hard on the construction site, (insert sweaty job here), all day, and how we love you for it. Oh children, how we love watching you score those goals at your soccer game. But how we do not love your stinky shoes! Sprinkle some baking soda in those puppies and let them sit. I guarantee that smell will be greatly reduced! Shake the leftovers out when ready to wear them again. If some is leftover inside, no biggie, it will keep on doing the trick on those sweaty feet and socks that are shoved inside 😉

3). STINKY UPHOLSTERY – Oh comfy couch, how we enjoy spending time relaxing with you. Yet you often hold an unpleasant taint from the traffic of many many bottoms and footsies. Sprinkle baking soda generously on the sitting surface and let sit for an hour or so. Vacuum me up and your relaxation zone should smell much more fresh! If you find you are needing some sort of scent, simply fill a spray bottle with water, and add about 10 drops of your essential oil of choice (I prefer lavender) to each cup or so of water. Spray away – don’t go too crazy, it IS water, so it WILL make your couch a bit damp for a short time. Make sure you do this AFTER you vacuum up your baking soda, or else you will have a squelchy mess on there that you will have to allow to dry out. Spray this anywhere you would like to add a refreshing scent!

#3 works for your car, too!

And there you have it! Three odour busting tips that should hopefully have you putting down that febreze bottle for good. Did you know you can also fight BODY stank with baking soda? Check out my odour busting deodorant recipe HERE. If you have any other odour dilemmas you need help with, please feel free to ask me in a comment. Don’t forget to share with your friends, and like me on Facebook for more quick tips and non toxic solutions!

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