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How to Make Homemade Odor Eliminator

Updated on December 12, 2012

Let’s face it: there are just some odors in our home that are far too unbearable to deal with. The smells of dirty shoes or wet dog are not only intolerable but they can cause an abundance of bacteria to build up in your home. As a result, you’ll be more prone to getting sick due to these odors. On the same token, commercial air fresheners can be really expensive. Not only that, but they contain chemicals that are dangerous for the o-zone layer. In the following article, we’ll show you how to create your own homemade odor eliminator.

Starting From Scratch

One of the benefits to making homemade odor eliminator is that you’ll save a lot of money in the long run by not needing to invest in expensive air fresheners. And the good news is that there is more than one solution that you can prepare from the comfort of your own home. Let’s take a look at the ingredients that you will need:

  • Half-Cup of Distilled Water
  • Half-Cup of Vodka
  • Eight Drops of Lavender Oil
  • Four Drops of Bergamot Oil
  • Four Drops of Clove Oil
  • Two Drops of Oil Peppermint

After you’ve gathered these ingredients, you can move on to the second phase of making your own homemade odor eliminator.

Process - Putting it All Together

Start by taking all of these ingredients and placing them in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle thoroughly to ensure that all of the ingredients have mixed well with one another. Now, go ahead and spray all of the areas that smell bad in your home. All in all, it is a relatively simple process that can save you a lot of money as well as reduce the amount of strenuous odors in your home.

Also take note that you can make a similar recipe by combining white vinegar and white instead of vodka. For example, you can use five parts of water for every one part of white vinegar. Again, put all of these ingredients in a spray bottle to mix them all together. When making stronger solutions simply use ratios of one-to-one. You can continue to interchange vodka and white vinegar until you find a solution that works best for you.

Safety Considerations

Make sure that you are wearing goggles or some form of eye protection when you are using this homemade odor eliminator. The reason why is because the mist associated with this spray can be very harmful to the eyes. When storing the solution, make sure that you are keeping it away from foods or drinks. This will dramatically decrease the chances of an accidental spillage landing in your meals.


As you can see, making your own homemade odor eliminator is relatively simple. All that you need to do is follow the steps presented in this article and you can have a batch ready in no time. Above, use proper safety precautions and always wear some form of eye protection when using your homemade odor eliminator.


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