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    17 Things That'll Help Make The Bad Smells In Your Life Disappear

    "Smell you later." —you, except you will in fact, not be smelling them later. *evil laugh*

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    1. A stainless steel tongue scraper to help rid your mouth of the oder that sticks to your tongue after a delicious meal or three.

    Promising review: "Oh my god I need everyone to know this tongue scraper is LIFE CHANGING! The past few months I’ve noticed a weird white/grayish look to my tongue and have had bad breath which I’ve tried everything to control. I saw this on BuzzFeed and figured, why not give it a try. Literally the first time I used it, I could see such a major difference. Not to be too gross but like holy hell I could visibly witness all the gunk being removed from my tongue. I couldn’t look away. The next morning I could tell that it worked. I had ZERO bad breath and my mouth wasn’t so dry. This product truly is life changing. And so easy to use. You just hold the cleaner with either one hand or both and just gently scrape your tongue. It’s painless and super user friendly. 10/10 recommend." —Katelyn Foehner

    Get it from Amazon for $6.69.

    2. A Dwight Schrute car freshener, because you just can't beet the smell of a fresh car on your way to the office.


    Promising review: "OMG! My daughter just went crazy over the Dwight Air Freshener! She has it hanging in her room and says it cracks her up every time she sees it!! Thanks for a fun product for The Office fans!" —EtsyCutsomer

    Scent options include: Apple, Bay Rum, Candy Cane, Cherry, Mulled Cider, Orange Chili, Patchouli, Pumpkin, Rose Jam, Strawberry, Vanilla, Waffle Cone

    Get it from VictoryScreechLabs on Etsy for $7

    3. Or a natural air-purifying bag that will eliminate unwanted odors from your car without adding any artificial scents that could induce headaches for anyone with a sensitive nose.


    Promising review: "I love this thing. When I got it I was hesitant to believe that it would work but it does! My boyfriend smokes cigarettes in my car and every time I would get back in the car the smell was overwhelming, but now the smell is gone! It doesn't create good odors but it definitely eliminates all of the bad ones. I will definitely be buying another one soon." —Beffanyyy

    Learn about more ways to use these deodorizing bags in our Moso charcoal bag review!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors and a variety of pack sizes).

    4. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers to extend the years of wear by keeping your shoes smelling fresh.


    They're also great at controlling moisture after a run when your shoes have basically turned into sweaty swamps. Oh and you can recharge them by placing them under direct sunlight for about an hour. The charcoal will be reactivated by the UV rays; science is cool, guys!

    Promising review: "My 13-year-old grandson loves really expensive shoes but doesn't love changing his socks! I had serious doubts about the effectiveness of these inserts (no spray has ever worked), but when you spend big bucks for shoes, you do what you need to. I instructed him to brace for the consequences as I didn't see new shoes in his future, but these things really do work!! Never in a million years would I have thought that anything could really absorb that funk!!" —Peggy R.

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. Poo-pourri, a before-you-go bathroom spray, for a simple way to keep your loo from smelling like #2. Put one in every bathroom in your house, you'll thank me later.


    Promising review: "This stuff is a must if you are a human who goes to the bathroom. I even take it with me to public restrooms because you never know what smell is lurking in the air on the other side of the stall door. THIS IS A MUST, I TELL YOU! A MUST!" —Nina

    Get an eight-ounce bottle from Amazon for $18.19 (available in 20 scents and seven sizes).

    6. An essential oil diffuser to clip on your car vent; simply apply essential oil to the felt pad inside the locket for the new car smell of your dreams.


    Promising review: "This diffuser is stylish and easy to attach. I can't tolerate synthetic scents so this is a great alternative. Depending on the oil you are using, some scents need to be reapplied more frequently. Overall I'm really happy with this product." —Shely

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99. (comes with 12 felt scent pads).

    7. A 100% natural soy wax candle meant for anyone with a pet in their home so they can eradicate those funky smells that come along with those adorable faces.


    Promising review: "Best candle on the market! If you have pets or not, this candle lasts such a long time and the scents are not sweet and overpowering. If you're trying to mask an odor or just want a beautiful smelling home. This candle is what you want. I use nothing else. I LOVE THEM!" —P. Jarrett

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 14 scents).

    Find out more in this Pet House candle review.

    8. A fragrance-free cat litter deodorizer so the stinkiest place in your house will stink no more!

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I have three high-yield poop machines masquerading as cats, and it’s a never ending mission to make sure the house doesn’t smell like a liter box. I try really hard to ensure the house is clean and smells good without using harsh chemicals or aerosol sprays. Within the first day of using this I noticed that the slight lingering ammonia/ poop smell wasn’t noticeable when walking into the house anymore. After a few days I realized that I couldn’t smell anything even as I was scooping the three liter boxes." —Tori

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    9. A four pack of activated carbon fridge deodorizer for ridding your fridge of all those nasty smells caused by that leftover Thai food you still haven't thrown out!


    Promising review: "Great bargain and just as effective as the other brands I bought but for half the cost. I get 4 so I am 'recharge' two if them and then put the other two in. You recharge by putting it outside for a day or two, usually in direct sunlight." —Amazonzb

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three styles).

    10. A set of Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablets that'll make the thing that cleans your stuff actually clean itself! There is residue that's been hanging out in there for a while now that smells disgusting and this is a simple and fast solution.

    Use these once a month to penetrate, dissolve and remove odor causing buildup.

    Promising review: "This works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build-up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build-up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand-new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, no more build-up around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher." —Martoune

    Get it from Amazon for $4.44.

    11. A bed and linen spray infused with real lavender to promote relaxation with its calming scent. Fresh out of the dryer smell is wonderful, but if you haven't had the chance to wash your sheets this week, this spray is a great way to keep them smelling fresh.


    Promising review: "Why I love: the scent is soft, natural, and refreshing like my old favorite lavender spray that I used up. Much, much better than the name brand sickly sweet synthetic smelling one that I picked up at Target. It's not overwhelming and still manages to freshen the room after changing toddlers' diapers. I only wish the bottle was bigger!" —SER

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in seven scents).

    12. A garbage disposal cleanser that'll foam up to remove odor and built-up residue from what is arguably the grossest place in your entire kitchen. You're welcome!

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a Buzzfeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions: it literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $6.46 (available in three sizes)

    13. A pack of five disposable gas neutralizers to calm your biggest fear: accidentally farting in public.


    Promising review: "My flatulence was putting a serious strain on the relationship with my girlfriend. Romantic dinner, movie-goings, and even picnics were turned into foul smelling disaster dates. In the years prior, I spent countless classroom hours mastering the delicate hushed whisper. But the whiffs of gastric murmurs remained untamable. This Christmas, I received a life-changing gift, Subtle Butt, from none other than my girlfriend's father. No longer am I the victim to my own pernicious digestion, but the master of these ocean winds." —Zach

    Get it from Amazon for $12.30.

    14. A pack of 12 beautifully scented sachets for your dresser drawers so that stuffy scent can be as far away from your favorite sweater as possible.


    Promising review: "I just bought my second pack of these. They smell fabulous, and really have freshened up my clothing bureau and closets. The scent is just like roses, and my first pack of sachets are still doing their job. The scent is strong, but not overpowering." —PrincessL

    Get them from Amazon for $11.89 (available in four scents).

    15. A set of two silicone sink strainers that'll allow you to clean the sink without touching all the yucky wet stinky food stuff that accumulates. This is a great way to rid your life of those smells before they even hit the drain which will cause long-term stink.


    Promising review: "Nice looking kitchen strainer. Silicone basket lifts up and makes it easy to clean. If you still are using the old metal style strainer throw it out and buy one of these. I have used one for about two years now and it's still in great condition" —AmazonCustomer

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $15.98.

    16. A cleaner and deodorizer to have your carpet looking (and smelling!) like it was just installed. I bet you forgot what color and scent it was when you first installed it.

    FYI: This cleaner is only for use in carpet-cleaning machines, so you like, have to get one of those too. Here's the one they are using in the review photo!

    Promising reviews: "I was very skeptical. I just have to say the ratings are accurate! I had a room that had housed some pets while we were away at work and over many years accidents happened. When you’re not there to clean it up right away the carpet gets stained. I had used carpet cleaners with all kinds of recommended cleaners. But it just didn’t have an impact. After using up the last of another cleaner I had I finally opened this one." —KristenK

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    17. A small deodorant stick with odor-combating capsules that'll soak up odor and let out refreshing scent all day! You'll be glad you have this on a humid day.


    Promising review: "This is without a doubt the best deodorant I have EVER used. I bought it on a whim to take on our upcoming trip to Vegas. I can tell you this stuff performed like a freaking DREAM in the 110+ degree temps. We've been to Vegas dozens on times, many in the summer months and never have I felt so dry and fresh. The directions say to apply before bedtime, which I did a few times, but I can tell you it performed exactly the same for me when applied after my morning shower." —sarapro

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59.

    When you realize that what you're smelling is NOTHING!


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