Homemade Refrigerator Deodorizers

Get lingering food smells out of your fridge with these easy to make, homemade refrigerator deodorizers. Just 3 ingredients! Get the instructions on MissInformationBlog.com

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!

Get lingering food smells out of your fridge with these easy to make, homemade refrigerator deodorizers. Just 3 ingredients! Get the instructions on MissInformationBlog.com

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.

Use this all natural oil to freshen up the smell of your laundry, fridge, and much much more

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.

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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.

Homemade Refrigerator Deodorizers
Make the easy disks to deodorized your fridge.
Course: Household Cleaners
Author: doTerra
Ingredient List
  • 2.5 cups baking soda
  • 1/2 â?? 1 cup water
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • Silicone mold
  1. Combine baking soda, 1/2 cup water, and essential oils into bowl
  2. Stir together.
  3. Depending on your climate add a little more water if you need, until it feels like damp sand
  4. Press the mixture into your silicone molds and let dry for 2 or 3 days
  5. Pop out of the mold and put one in the fridge
  6. Replace after a month
Recipe Notes

You can also place these in a musty closet or inside your bathroom vanity



13 Responses

  1. Hi! I LOVE this idea, and I can't get to get busy on this sweet little project! Question for you: What's the longest you've let these sit in an airtight container? I visualize making many at once to pull out and use as needed. :) Thanks for sharing this fun idea!
  2. These are awesome! Beats unscented baking soda any day! I need to make some asap.
  3. I need to make some of these soon! They are so much cuter than just sticking a box of baking soda in the fridge, and adding the lemon oil is a smart idea. Thanks for sharing this at Good Food Friday.
  4. I love this idea...how quick and easy! I will have to look for those oils! Thank you for linking up at Party in Your PJs!
  5. Chele brumley says:
    I would suggest letting the garbage disposal chew them up at the end of the 30 days. Freshen that up too!
  6. Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says:
    I need to make some of these! Thanks for sharing.
    1. Kelley Wilson says:
      They are great! Can't wait to see you this weekend!
  7. Have you posted what to do with the deodorizer after 30 days? I couldn't find it on your page but I'm curious! Thank you!
    1. Kelley Wilson says:
      Not yet but it will be up next week check back
    2. Kelley Wilson says:
      Hey Snehal, just wanted to let you know the post is up you can find it here https://www.missinformationblog.com/tips_tricks/cleaning/quick-tip-tuesday-unclog-your-sink/
    3. Eileen Hall says:
      Crumble it and drop in your drain to deodorize the traps. Drop it in a sock, tie with a ribbon or knot it and hang in your closet or drawers. Put it under the seat in your car/truck. Lottsa places this little gem can be used. You can even reuse them by putting several in a bowl, add enough water to make like the consistency of original recipe and don't forget the scent. Try food coloring and use them in the bathroom or anyroom.

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