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Banish the bad smells and focus on the good with these easy and natural DIY Refrigerator Deodorizers made with 20 Mule Team® Borax. Perfect to use as a trash can deodorizer, too.
“OH. MY. GOD. What happened in here?”
*sheepishly peeking out from around the corner* “Sorry babe. It’s fish week,” I explained, like that should mean something to him.
Generally, when I’m hard at work in the kitchen family members and guests exclaim with pleasure at the aromas of my home. Not during fish week. In all honesty, that was a rough one for all of us. I love seafood as much as the next guy (probably better than the next guy), but developing 10 fish-based recipes in one week can wreak havoc on most anyone’s senses.
And, if you thought my kitchen smelled bad… man. Opening the refrigerator was an experience unto itself. Turns out I probably shouldn’t have tried to salvage leftovers from my various seafood experiments. 20/20 hindsight, y’all.
Fish Week of 2017 is now a thing in the past, but that fish odor from my refrigerator? It’s a gift that keeps on giving. Time to give it a deep clean.
Hello, 20 Mule Team® Borax! Did you know you could use Borax outside of the laundry room? In addition to helping clean cooked on grime from your pots and pans, you can use it to help you tackle countertops, sinks, and most importantly – deodorizing! It’s an all natural product and one that I have discovered is one of the most versatile workhorses in my kitchen!
DIY Refrigerator Deodorizers
- 3/4 cup 20 Mule Team® Borax per deodorizer
- zest from two lemons -OR- 3 tablespoons minced lavender leaves
- 8 oz. canning jars
- floral arrangement canning jar inserts (available at craft stores)
- to decorate: Washi tape – various colors, leaf and stem
Begin to wrap canning jars from bottom up with washi tape. I decided to make two – one for my fridge and one to go under my sink by the trash can.
I chose to make one of them with an ombre pattern in pinks and oranges. The second one I did in bright yellow washi tape and hot glued a leaf and stem to the floral insert.
Mix the Borax with your fragrance of choice and pour into the decorated containers.
I chose lemon for the fridge and lavender for under the sink. Replace every few weeks, as needed.
I was able to find all of the supplies for these DIY Refrigerator Deodorizers, including the 20 Mule Team® Borax at Target. Find borax in the laundry aisle near the laundry additives.
Check out this link to find more great usage ideas for Borax. And, if you’d like some more easy DIY craft ideas using washi tape, check out ideas including personalized homework kits and adorable floral napkin rings.
Margie L Smith says
Wow. Great ideas. Can’t wait to start preparing and using. Thank you.
Hope they work for you!