Baking Soda - An Old Standby
One natural odor eliminator we are all familiar with is baking soda. Baking soda has a myriad of uses in a green home but the best known is to eliminate odors.
Although we hate to admit it, we all have had those "mystery" containers full of green food in the back of our refrigerators. An open box of baking soda in your refrigerator or freezer eliminates odors left by stale, freezer burned, or just plain rotten foods.
Sprinkling baking soda on your carpet before vacuuming leaves it smelling fresh and clean.
Baking soda can also be used to eliminate or prevent pet odors. A half-inch layer of baking soda in your cat's litter box will keep it sweet smelling for longer. Did the puppy have an accident on the carpet? Rub in some baking soda and let it sit overnight, and it will soak up much, if not all of that odor, although you may have to do a few repeat applications for best results.
Do you have a smelly drain? Pour in a half cup of baking soda, followed by some white vinegar, and you will have a clean, sweet smelling drain in no time.