Odor absorbers & air fresheners


5 top tips for finding the right odor absorber products.

Here are the 5 top ways to choose which odor absorber or air freshener that is right for you and will eliminate and remove odors. Smells, can come in all types and levels of odors.  To really make the best choice, the first step is to find out what is causing the odor .  The identification of the source of the odor will give you your next steps and lead to a product for removing the offending odors. This can be done in various ways, from removing the odor with an odor absorber or to cover up the odor with a scented product, such as an air freshener. Some odor products pull the odors  out of air and absorb them. Others products replace the odor with a more pleasing smell, such as citrus or cinnamon. 

Some products come in the form of sprays for temporary masking the smells. While other products can pull moisture out of the air to reduce a dampness and lessen the odor.  Most common is the use of a temporary spray that masks the smell, while other types pf sprays works with the fabric or carpet to freshen the fiber.  

5 top tips for finding the right odor absorber

 1: Activated Charcoal Odor Absorbers: These odor absorbers are natural, non toxic and fragrance free as an odor absorber solution by using Activated Charcoal filters.  Products such as Fridge It   cube or wafer is used for refrigerator odor elimination, as well as for dead mouse odor or closet odors.  Innofresh wafer odor eliminates for sport odor, footwear smells, pet odor, auto odors.   The odor absorber with activated charcoal has absorption into the filter and that traps the smell, so the odor or smell is gone.  This would be used in odor in refrigerators odors, freezers that smell and for ice that taste bad, smelly sneakers, autos that smell, RV’s , musty closets, basement odor, smelly laundry rooms and  for trash odor, pet odor and litter box odor. 

 2: Air freshening sprays: such as Ozium Timemist Fresheners which is a spray to mask the odors, is best used  in bathrooms, bedrooms or in large areas that need a fast freshening for odor.  

3: Moisture absorbers: Such as Damp Rid  uses materials that pull moisture out of the air, which then reduces the odors and musty smells that can come from moisture from a room or basement.  

4: Air fresheners oils, gels: Such Pure Linen odor absorbers or Cedar Magic as or other scented oils, plug-ins or gel air fresheners  are known for infusing a smell into cars, boats, bathrooms ect.

5:  Spray on  fresheners:  Such as Febreze is used as a fabric freshener for clothes, linens, drapes, rugs and furniture. The spray in this product attaches to the fabric which changes  the smell on fabric, cloths and carpet.  

One of the best options is to try to remove the odor all together.  This is better than masking them.  Check the labels on all odor removing products to be sure it is non toxic, no spill and what the warning may be for the product. If you have allergies than  using a product that traps and eliminates odors from food spills, pet dander, and from other musty smells, odors needs to be done without using overpowering fragrances.  The length of time you have or can tolerate to remover the odor is a key consideration. Is this a short-term odor or a longer odor problem.

 These are the top five ways to eliminate and remove odors.   The odor absorbers, Fridge It, can be ordered  from Innofresh.com , the other odor eliminating products  and air fresheners can be ordered at Odorabsorbers.com



What is a good odor absorber or deodorizer for a musty closet smell?

What is a good odor absorber or deodorizer for a musty closet smell is one of the most often asked questions on this blog.  Musty closest needs an odor absorber, damp closet needs a moisture absorber.  They  are very different in use.

For a musty closet use a Fridge It odor absorbers for large odor elimination or and Innofresh activated charcoal odor absorber for smaller odor problems.  It will absorbs the odors in the air for up to 4 to 6 months. 

It also works well in closets or any contained space, like car, motorhome, boat, RV, fridge, freezer or dresser draws.

Damp closet use Damp Rid or similar product that can absorb the moisture, it will not do as much for odor control, but works for taking moisture out of the air.  A good odor absorber is one that get the musty smell controlled and eliminated in your closet.  I prefer fragrance free, but some prefer a short term solution like a spray.