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What do you use instead of Febreeze?

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I've sprinkled baking soda on stuff, but I'm looking for different ideas for handling odors. Anyone got any good ideas? What have you tried? What works and what doesn't?
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I like aromatherapy misters and incense for yummy scents. For removing something yucky I use natures miracle on stuff and open the windows.

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I use vinegar water as a general cleaner (counter tops, floors, windows, etc) and it deodorizes amazingly. The vinegar smell only lasts a couple of minutes before it evaporates. Sometimes if I'm ambitious I'll toss in some lemon peels or a few drops of essential oil to the vinegar water spray bottle. 

 

I also like to open all the windows/doors, burn candles, and in the fall/winter simmer a pan of "potporri" on the stove (citrus rinds, cinnamon, clove), and put lavender satchets in closets and drawers. A sweetgrass or sage smuge would also do the trick nicely if you don't mind the smokiness occasionally, 

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A spray bottle of water mixed with several droplets of your favorite essential oil will help. I'd like a natural version of a glade plug in, but haven't seen it.

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Some good ideas here! I'd also love a natural version of a Glad plug in. smile.gif
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I combine rubbing alcohol with lavender essential oil. 

It's very effective; it even gets the sweaty smell out of my son's marching band uniform, and not even "real" Febreeze could accomplish that!

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natural version of a glad plug in:

http://www.auracacia.com/dspCmnPrd.php?ct=anpcdavd&cn=Aromatherapy+Room+Diffuser

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You could also use those candle diffusers that you add oil and water to the top of. Those work well.

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Originally Posted by weliveintheforest View Post

natural version of a glad plug in:
http://www.auracacia.com/dspCmnPrd.php?ct=anpcdavd&cn=Aromatherapy+Room+Diffuser
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You could also use those candle diffusers that you add oil and water to the top of. Those work well.

That's awesome! Thanks!
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