Do you have those smelly zones in your home where you cannot go near without closing your nose? Typical examples are the areas near the garbage bin or diaper pails. Would it not be great to make those places smell good too? This can be achieved quite easily by using citrus deodorizing disks. They are super easy to make and make your home smell like heaven.
Below Are The Easy Steps To Make Citrus Deodorizing Disks:
Things You Need:
You will need 2 cups of baking soda, about 10 drops of lemon essential oil, ½ cup distilled water and silicone molds for making the disks. Baking soda is great deodorizer and when it is combined with lemon essential oil, it is effective in getting rid of any foul smell. If you do not have distilled water, you can use boiled water instead.
Mix The Ingredients:
Add the essential oil to the distilled water and mix well. Now mix this water with baking soda and stir well until you get a thick paste. Ensure that there are no lumps in the mixture. The lemon essential oil imparts a citrus scent to the disks. You may use your favorite essential oil instead of lemon essential oil to get the fragrance you prefer.
Pour Into Mold:
Carefully pour the paste into the mold. If you find the paste too thick to be poured, you may use a spoon for this purpose. Place the mold aside and wait for it to set. It might take about a day or two for the disks to set, you will have to be patient. Press the mold to release the disks and store them in a jar.
Just place these small citrus deodorizing disks in the smelly areas in your home to get rid of the foul smell. If you have small children or pets, make sure you place these disks in a hidden or unreachable place. These disks will be effective for about a month. If you find the effect waning just replace the old disk with a new one.
Use In Laundry:
Instead of throwing away the old disk, you can add them to your washing machine when you do the laundry. This will freshen your laundry and make your clothes smell great.