I don’t know about you, but as much as I love my pets, I do not love the smell of dirty dog or cat litter box.
Below are a few of my favorite DIY remedies that are easy and cost effective. Baking soda soaks up the smell, hydrogen peroxide lifts it and lemons makes everything smells good.
1. Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to lift stains and pee smells for carpets, even beds!
You need paper towels or rags to soak up the urine or excess liquid. Then I sprinkle a handful of baking soda (about 1 cup) on top of the stain. Add about 1/4-1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide, a capful or squirt of dishwashing soap and scrub the stain with an old toothbrush or a scrub brush. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes or until dry. Vacuum up the powder.
2. All purpose vinegar & baking soda spray-
I always have this all natural spray handy. 1/2 cup of white vinegar to 1 gallon of water. Pour in a spray bottle and squirt away.
3. Lemon juice all purpose spray.
This is a goodie if vinegar is too potent for your nostrils. Lemon breaks down enzymes naturally and makes a great cleanser. In a bowl, mix 2 cups hot water and 2 TBSP baking soda, 2 TBSP lemon juice. Stir until the baking soda has dissolved. Pour into spray bottle. Sometimes I even add a few drops of lemon essential oils to make it more fragrant.
If DIY is not your thing, we’ve got candles that will help with clearing the stink. For years, I’ve been burning our healing lavender and citrus pet loss candles around the office. It’s been lovely but after 8 years, I was ready for a change! Since I regularly smudge with sage in our home, it was natural for us to turn a favorite scent into a candle.
Not only does our cleansing Sage candle neutralize unnpleasant smells, it continues an ancient ritual still used today. Native American tribes used Sage for many purposes such as healing, clearing spaces and smudging. Burning Sage attracts positive energy, while getting rid of negative energy. This refreshed scent will do both. You can deodorize your shop, grooming studio, home, and protect your space at the same time 🙂
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