Refrigerator deodorizers help to keep unwanted smells out of a refrigerator, but they can be expensive to buy!
I love to find ways to save money, and making these refrigerator deodorizers is a great way to do that. Very often, I find that my fridge get’s stinky from vegetables that get lost in a drawer, or from left over Chinese food. These homemade lemon scented disks will take care of that problem for you, and they take 5 minutes to make!
This recipe only takes 3 ingredients: baking soda, water, and an essential oil. My friend, Cristina, introduced me recently to doTerra essential oils, and they are so much better than other essential oils on the market. The scent is stronger and much more concentrated.
I chose to use the lemon scented oil for this project.
When you combine the baking soda, water and oil together, it needs to feel like damp sand. Visualize being at the beach, digging your toes into sand first thing in the morning. It is the perfect consistency to make a sand castle – damp, but not wet.
Once you have mixed it all up, then press the mixture into silicone molds. I used these silicone cupcake liners I already had. I use silicone cupcake liners for so much more than baking cupcakes! Don’t worry, because you are only using natural ingredients, so this recipe will not affect any food you may cook in these liners later.
Let the refrigerator deodorizers dry for 2-3 days. Pop them out of the cupcake liners and put into an airtight container. Put one in a dish inside your fridge for 30 days and then switch out for another. Click here to see what to do with your disk once it’s done in the fridge!
Here are printable instructions for making the refrigerator deodorizers.
- 2.5 cups baking soda
- 1/2 â?? 1 cup water
- 15 drops lemon essential oil
- Silicone mold
- Combine baking soda, 1/2 cup water, and essential oils into bowl
- Stir together.
- Depending on your climate add a little more water if you need, until it feels like damp sand
- Press the mixture into your silicone molds and let dry for 2 or 3 days
- Pop out of the mold and put one in the fridge
- Replace after a month
You can also place these in a musty closet or inside your bathroom vanity