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2014/04/10

D.I.Y Natural Deodorizer

Since I became pregnant, strong smell hasn't been my friend. I hated the smell of onions, meat, frying grease and my most vicious enemy, cooked bacon. It was frustrating because I used to love it. Even now I am on my second trimester, the habit is starting to grow on me.
It affected my husband as well. Now, he has to schedule when he can eat bacon which he loves btw. I have tried every odor busting ways, like candles, oil scents, air freshener spray. Opening windows and turning on our apartment size vent would take 2 and a half days before the smell goes away. Actually, it doesn't really go away completely. Since I cook everyday, the smell of dinner from the night before just mix up and artificial air fresheners just cover the smell. Now on my pregnancy, even these artificial air freshener bothers me. Sometimes I was embarrassed to have friends over because of the smell.
I tried a couple of D.I.Y natural deodorizer, but it was too weak that it didn't even last an hour. So I saw this recipe and gave it a try.



All I needed were 2 ingredients. Baking Soda and Essential oil. I used Essential oil fragrance (lavender) from Michael's. You can find it at candle making supplies. You can used old recycled jars for containers and put cover it with doily for a cute touch, or if you are feeling lazy, just cheese cloth and a scrunchie will do. You can make as many as you want and it wont cost you that much! Shake it ever few hours. Your DIY deodorizer could last up to 2 months.

I have to say I am very impressed with the result! That night I made this, my husband had bacon! Of course it would not work instantly but I am so happy I don't have to wait days to have my house smell free!


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