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This 10-Minute DIY Will Solve Your Odor Problems

Trash cans, diaper pails, and even litter boxes? No problem! These easy-to-make disks will leave them smelling fresh and clean for a whole month!

I’m always very flattered when I get emails from my readers with questions about a specific issue they are dealing with at home. Whether it’s a stain that needs removing or an appliance that needs cleaning, I do my best to help out wherever possible! And among those questions I receive, there’s one subject that come up more frequently than almost any other, and it’s not stain removal or appliance cleaning—it’s eliminating odors!

There are a lot of different factors that can cause unpleasant smells around your home. And while I can’t help every single person identify the specific cause of a specific weird smell, I CAN share an idea that can improve the situation for everyone! So today I’ll be showing you how to make your own homemade deodorizer disks. These handy little pucks are so easy to make, and they do a great job of absorbing moisture and eliminating odors.

And the best part about these disks is that you can put them wherever you need them! (For specific ideas on putting these deodorizer disks to work, check out the last section of this post.) These deodorizing disks check all my boxes for a great homemade solution—they’re quick to make, easy to use, and they get the job done!

How To Make Your Own Deodorizer Disks

You’ll need:

2 cups baking soda
1 cup distilled water
3-4 drops lavender and/or lemon essential oil
Silicone mold or muffin pan

Directions:

Add 3 to 4 drops of your chosen essential oil to about 1/2 cup of water. I like the combination of lavender and lemon oils, so I used both.

Pour the scented water into the baking soda and mix well. Continue to add small amounts of water until the mixture forms a very thick paste.

Divide the mixture into the cavities of your silicone mold or muffin tin.

Let the disks dry for 24 to 48 hours until completely hardened. (Mine took about 24 hours, but Utah is extremely dry! So depending on the humidity in your area, it could take longer.)

How To Use Your Deodorizer Disks

Place a deodorizer disk anywhere that could use a little freshening up! (Just make sure to keep them out of reach of pets and children.) Place a deodorizing disk…

  • In the bottom of your trash can
  • In the bottom of your diaper pail
  • Near your cat’s litter box
  • In your bathroom
  • Under your kitchen sink
  • In your fridge

One deodorizing disk should last about one month before it needs to be replaced. And when you’re ready to replace an old disk with a fresh one, you can crumble the old one into your laundry to help eliminate odors there too!

Now go forth and make the world a better smelling place! 🙂

Where would you put a deodorizing disk in your home?

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