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Using Baking Soda for Odors

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Bicarbonate of soda is useful to control odors, as well as for cleaning. This guide is about using baking soda for odors.
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October 14, 20050 found this helpful

Want to keep your whole house smelling sweet, especially closets, bathrooms, garage, laundry room, etc.? I keep approximately one half cup of baking soda in a container (box, baby food jar, or bowl) with holes punched in top of container when needed, and put them around the house. After 3 months I refill them and use the old soda in trash can, garbage disposal, washing clothes, or down the drains.

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February 6, 20090 found this helpful

How can I use baking soda to get rid of milk odors in my car?

Meryem from Nevsehir, Turkey

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February 6, 20090 found this helpful

If it's in the carpet or upholstery cover the area with baking soda(it takes quite a bit) and let sit overnight. Vacuum the next day. If the smell is throughout your car put an open bag of charcoal in your car/trunk for several days. Good luck, I know from experience what a sickening odor that is!

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February 6, 20090 found this helpful

I had a gallon of milk (all of it) spill on the carpet of my car. I tried everything to get the odor out. Finally i remembered that white vinegar will remove just about any protein odor. I emptied a 1/2 gallon of the vinegar onto the carpet (I was desperate...it was summer) swished it around a bit, rolled down all the car windows and waited. The next day...no odor! and the carpet was dry by that evening.

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August 24, 2011

Is cleaning with a baking soda and water combination to prevent odor a proven method?

By Jeffrey

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August 26, 20110 found this helpful

Baking soda is a good deodorizer. It works well in fridges and in many other places. It is not foolproof, and may not work on horrible odors like sour milk in a car left in the sun. Or rotten fish. But it is a good place to start. What are you cleaning?

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