How To Make A DIY Charcoal Fridge Deodorizer

In my endless battle against bad smells, wherever they may be hiding, I decided to find a way to remove odors from my fridge by making my own homemade fridge deodorizer.

I've used baking soda from time to time to deodorize my fridge over the years, but have never been super impressed with it. At best it seemed to make my fridge only slightly less smelly and never had as much of an impact as I was hoping for in the fight against odor.

We don't have a super smelly fridge, but sometimes some especially smelly leftovers will find their way into the fridge. And sometimes they get forgotten. And their odors mingle with other forgotten leftovers to product a cocktail of smells so off-putting I will decide going hungry is the far better option than braving my refrigerator.

For that reason, and just generally wanting not to be gross, I decided to try to find a better odor buster for my fridge.

How To Use Wool Dryer Balls and Do They Work?

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How To Use Wool Dryer Balls

I remember seeing people use dryer balls when I was a kid. I remember thinking that friend's parents were a little crazy because they were chucking her kids toy balls into the dryer with the laundry.

I never put too much thought into using dryer balls myself.  They are just one of those things in life that I would see other people using, but never once considered there might be a place for them in my own life, as silly as that sounds.

Until now! (said as an intense movie voice over guy)

Best Reed Diffuser Containers: Upcycle or Buy New

Gin bottle to be upcycled into an essential oil diffuser
Gin not required…but…it might be a fun addition.

I like making reed diffusers because you can kind of make it any way you want. You can make your diffuser cute or rugged(really you can!), big or tall, super smelly(fragrant) or subtle and delicate in scent.

I am personally not super fancy with my difussers. Ofthen I end up just upcycling some container I already have on hand. I have defintiely used more than a couple of beer bottles to make a quick reed diffuser.

Here is a quick rundown of some great diffuser container ideas to get you started!

Hello Charcoal Toothpaste Review: Success or Charcoal Mess?

I love making things myself if I can, but sometimes it’s nice to try something new!

I have made a few different homemade toothpastes myself including baking soda toothpaste.

And a lot of these diy toothpastes work great, but, I am also pretty lazy sometimes so it’s nice to have some good go to products for when life gets busy and I run out of time to make it myself.

I have been seeing a lot of charcoal toothpaste recipes online and definitely plan to make my own before long, but honestly, I thought charcoal toothpaste sounded terrible. I just imaging a big handful of ashes from a campfire stuffed in my mouth. Not good.

Sooo…I decided to buy grab a tube of Hello charcoal toothpaste and give it a try.

DIY Baking Soda Scouring Powder

How to use baking soda as scouring powder

Homemade Baking Soda Pot and Pan Scouring Paste

I'm always looking for new homemade cleaners that are simple, easy to make, and chemical free. I especially love baking soda cleaners because they are so simple, and every time I try something new I'm amazed by how well it works!

Here is a quick and easy way of using baking soda to clean burnt pans as a diy scouring powder that will get your pots and pans gleaming in no time flat(it will actually take time).

Baking soda used to be a widely used cleaner. However, in recent years chemical loaded products have replaced older and more simple solutions like baking soda.

Eco-friendly Bag & Chip Clip Options

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Eco-friendly Chip Clip Alternatives

Chip clips are great, really, they keep your crunchy things crunchy fighting the good fight against staleness day in and day out. The problem for me is that in general the majority of chip clips are plastic.

Personally, I moved away from using plastic chip clips awhile ago and not even really on purpose. I don't remember how, but one day I just started using a binder clip to keep my chips crispy fresh and the habit has stuck with me ever since.

Instead of buying plastic chip clips or other bag closing gadgets here are some great alternatives you can use as a diy chip clip instead!

Rattan Diffuser Reeds Buying Guide

Colored, straight, wavy, curly, or twirly there are rattan reeds for nearly every taste so read on and find the right ones for your next diffuser project!

Getting straight to the point, here are some of my favorite diffuser reeds from Amazon. If you want, you can also skip down to the section on what to look out for when selecting diffuser reeds for a few warnings and a little guidance to make sure you get exactly what you you're paying for.

Baking Soda Fridge Air Freshener and Deodorizer

Photo of diy baking soda fridge deodorizer and ingredients.

In this post we will make ourselves a super easy diy baking soda fridge deodorizer.

I have already made a diy charcoal fridge deodorizer and honestly I think that deodorizer works way better than this one does so be sure to check that one out before you move on with your day.

And, if you are feeling particularly lazy today(I'm pretty lazy, I won't judge) Amazon also has some great fridge deodorizers my personal favorite is from Moso Natural.

But! If you are looking for a fridge deodorizer you can make really quickly, in like under a minute, and you don't just happen to have a bag of activated charcoal laying around like I do then this is a good first step in the fight against the odors that lurk inside your refrigerator!

Enough intro, let's make your homemade baking soda fridge deodorizer. GO!