Smelly garbage. Need I say more? Sometimes the stuff we throw away smells terrible. I cannot even count how many times I’ve staggered down to the kitchen to grab my morning coffee and I’m hit by an aroma that wakes me up better than the coffee I was about to drink. Raw chicken wrappers are the worst, but so is broccoli. Here’s a super quick and easy tip that can help freshen up those trash cans*.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- Baking Soda
- Cotton Ball
- Essential Oil- I use Purification® which is a blend of Citronella, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Lavandin, and Myrtle oils, but if you have a favorite, go ahead and use it. (Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post)
If your trash can already has an odor that isn’t going away, you can wash it out with dish soap and water; then allow it to air dry (preferably outside where there’s fresh air flow). Once dry, put in a fresh trash bag. Sprinkle 2-4 Tablespoons of baking soda into the bottom of the trash bag. The baking soda will help absorb odors. Then add 4-5 drops of your favorite essential oil to a cotton ball and toss that into the bag as well. As I mentioned I used Purification® essential oil as it was created to help freshen*. When the bag is full you can simply change it out; all the baking soda, as well as the oiled cotton ball, goes out to the garbage and you can start fresh.
See. I told you. Quick and easy. The best kind of cleaning tip.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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