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Orange-Peel Air Freshener

Quick DIY: How to Make an Orange-Peel Air Freshener

When you've got a damp and musty-smelling space in your home, this quick and eco-friendly DIY is the perfect thing for freshening your house. This air freshener costs hardly anything to put together and can be tucked in a cabinet or corner, and you get a sweet snack in the process. And this smell-buster does its job without the help of harsh chemicals or fake-smelling scents, which makes this eco DIY even better. Here's how to make one:

  1. Slice a large orange in half, and use a spoon to scoop out the pulp. You can enjoy eating the orange while working or reserve for use later to make orange juice.
  2. Fill the inside of the orange with rock salt, which you can find at your local grocery store. The salt absorbs moisture from the air, whisking away damp and musty smells, while the orange peel releases a delightfully fresh scent.
  3. Position the orange-peel smell-buster on a plastic lid or small plate, and then place it where it's needed. Enjoy the freshness for several weeks, and then replace with a new orange peel filled with salt.
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Emily-Co Emily-Co 4 years
I definitely need to put this next to the litter box in my home!
Holly14426419 Holly14426419 4 years
I tried this two nights ago. I didn't have rock salt so I used Sea Salt. I put the half of orange with salt under my sink in my laundry room. It was near the litter box of my two cats. It doesn't matter how many times a day I clean the litter box or put fresh litter in there is always an odor in my laundry room. I was really surprised and pleased the next morning when I came downstairs and into the laundry room to find no odor what so ever. Talk about living Green, being cheap and improving the air in my house. I'm using this trick all over the house now.
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