Odor Absorber: Plastic and glass refrigerator drawers and shelves see a lot of sticky situations. This cleaner cuts through spills and drips quickly so you can shut the door fast and keep the cold air in. It also works well for a deep refrigerator clean. Take everything out of the refrigerator and throw away anything outdated or stale. Put the keepers in a cooler with ice. Take out the drawers and shelves. Fill the drawers with soapy water and add ½ cup of vinegar to each one. Let soak. Use this spray to clean shelves thoroughly, soaking if necessary, then rinsing clean. Use the spray on every surface of the interior of the refrigerator, being sure not to miss the edges of the doors and the rubber door gaskets that are a breeding ground for mold. Rinse the drawers, dry them, and put them back in, followed by the shelves. Then you can fill your clean refrigerator with food again. Keep the odor absorber on a back shelf out of the way.
• ½ cup distilled or boiled and cooled water
• ¼ cup white vinegar
• ¼ cup baking soda
• 7 drops lemon essential oil
Mix well in a 16-ounce spray bottle. Shake well before use. This is one cleaner that does not store well, so pour it down the drain if you have any left, and it will clean your drain a bit, too.
To Use: Liberally spray down refrigerator interior surfaces. This works on plastic, coated metal, glass, acrylic, and just about any other surface.
In a small jar, mix 1 cup baking soda with 6 drops lemon essential oil and 6 drops peppermint essential oil. Poke a few holes in the lid using an awl or sharp knife. I like to put a little label with the date on it as well, so I can tell how long it’s been there. Place on a back shelf where it won’t get knocked over. Give this jar a shake to “recharge” the essential oils whenever you think of it, preferably at least every week. Change the mixture out every 1–3 months.
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