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    28 Odor-Removing Products You’ll Probably Want If You Think The Best Scent Is The Smell Of Nothing At All

    If you've ever caught a whiff of your breath while wearing a mask and wanted to vomit, you need this post.

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    1. A fridge deodorizer that'll do the job when a bowl of baking soda just isn't cutting it. It's effective for up to six months and will keep your produce fresh for longer.

    The deodorizer on a kitchen fridge shelf

    Promising review: "This is an awesome product. Despite our refrigerator’s filter, the ice in the open bin in the freezer was developing odors. This is so much better than baking soda. I can’t believe the difference. The product itself doesn’t seem to have an odor; it just neutralizes the freezer smell so that there is no smell at all. We had even purchased a new ice bin thinking the old bin was the problem. I wish I had figured out this cheaper solution first. I hope it’s still available when it’s time to replace!" —Marell

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    2. A pack of stain-removing pads because owning a pet = a lot of smells. Pee? Check! Poop? Check! Vomit? Check! (You can even use them to clean up your wine spills.)

    Promising review: "My cats were marking in our hallway, and despite the use of numerous enzyme cleaners, carpet shampooing, using peroxide, and high percentage rubbing alcohol (not mixed together of course), nothing worked. I was resigned that our only solution would be to tear up our carpets. I placed the pads on the spot and left for 24 hours. I did not expect to have much of an effect since I had just cleaned the carpet. After 24 hours the pads were yellowish brown and the carpet was it’s original color. The smell was gone. These actually have no smell, so you know it is working and not just masking the smell. I will buy these again. The horrible stench of urine is gone." —joni

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    3. A pumice cleaning stone for powering through tough rust, lime, and calcium streaks that are stinking up your toilet bowl. This nontoxic cleaner is tough on dirt but gentle on porcelain so you can sit atop the glistening stink-free throne you deserve.

    Promising review: "Have you ever been elbow deep in a nasty bowl that's smelly from a toddler's toilet training and has rings on the inside from hard water buildup that just won’t go away??? Seriously we have all been there. I have spent countless hours trying to hand scrub the god awful rings until I came across this beautiful creation of a toilet stone. It took that sh*t right off and it took little effort! Solid customer for life!" —Jocelyn houle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. A pet hair remover if you're tired of everything you own smelling like dog. Roll this over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the smelly fur. See, we can own nice things!!

    Reviewer photo of a black pillow covered in white dog hair and you can clearly see which side they brushed with the fur remover because all the dog hair is gone in that section

    Promising review: "I really had a hard time believing for the price and design this was gonna help me with my pet hair problem. I was desperate for anything as I was choking on dog hair after waking up every morning. I try it on my couch which I spend hours vacuuming thinking it was going to be a let down....I open the chamber and sweet peas and rice...the amount of hair it pulled out of my couch was astounding. I spent the next two hours using it on my couch and my room rug (which is also vacuumed twice a week). Holy crap buckets, it’s the most amazing thing of all time! The amount of dog hair I pulled actually helped with the smell I kid you not. I get my workout for arm day all done after about an hour and my furniture feels so much better! It’s durable, no mess, no stupid fly sticky tape garbage that picks up nothing. Easy to clean and store. Love this product!" —Amanda Watkins

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    5. A bleach-free, no-scrub weekly shower spray so that mildewy smell goes bye bye without you ever having to wipe. Just spray then rinse it clean the next day, and you'll be amazed to see those hard water stains on your shower door are *poof* gone.

    Before: a dirty shower floor; after: the clean shower floor

    Promising review: "I was convinced we had a plumbing problem in our shower. The smell was nasty. I used spray-on cleaners with bleach, and liquid bleach but all it did was nearly asphyxiate me. Because of the COVID hoarding frenzy, I couldn’t find my usual cleaners so I ordered this. It smells like vanilla and I was sure it wouldn’t work. I didn’t think my shower looked dirty but after one use I could tell the film that had been on every surface was less. I used it every couple of days for the first two weeks. I’d spray in on walls, floor, shower doors, and track after I showered in the evening, and hubby would rinse it the next morning after his shower. My shower looks like no longer stinks, the glass doors are clear again, and I only have to use it weekly to keep up. I swear I will never use anything else. What a great product!" —Pamela C.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    6. Some washing machine cleaning tablets that clean and deodorize the inside while dissolving residue because having to deep clean your washer is *checks schedule* not on the calendar for this weekend.

    models hand dropping 1/4c-ish size tablet into washer

    They're safe to use with pretty much any type of washer: HE or regular, top-loading and front-loading.

    Promising review: "Our new LG washer gets a stinky smell every so often so I bought these tabs. I put one in a month on the clean tub setting and it eliminates the odor. I just made a T-chart with a permanent marker on the box for the months and add an X when I put the tab in for the month. This way I don't miss a month and my washer runs great." —akkeber

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.99.

    7. A drain clog remover to conquer the smelly hair monster in your shower drain, simultaneously impressing and disgusting you. Or you can let the hair glob remain in the pipes and at some point your shower will turn into a bath. Fun!

    Reviewer holding the snake, which has grabbed a massive chunk of hair from the drain

    Promising review: "When I pulled the orange plastic spiked strip from the package, I was immediately skeptical and felt like all those five-star reviews were from people who exist in an alternate universe. I was tempted to initiate a return on Amazon but decided that I might as well gamble on a piece of $9 plastic before gambling $200 on a plumber. I slipped the plastic strip down my shower drain and literally FIVE SECONDS LATER I was pulling up gobs and gobs and gobs of hair. HOLY COW!!!!!!!! OHMYGOSH. I can't believe I still have any hair left on my head. SO MUCH REPULSIVE GUNK!!!! I saved my prize hairball on the shower floor to show my husband because I knew he would be as skeptical as I was. We both agree it looks like a small raccoon or a large squirrel lying helplessly on my shower floor. It's a grisly, messy, smelly and oh-so-rewarding job." —Chocolate and Chips

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $11.88.

    8. An odor-eliminating spray because the smell of pee wafting from your carpet — even though you've diligently cleaned up after every pet mess — makes relaxing in the living room near impossible. Each spray releases bacteria that feeds on the ammonia left behind after your pet's accidents, eliminating the urine completely and deterring your pet from peeing in the same spot again.

    The spray bottle

    Promising review: "I have six elderly cats, and a few of them oftentimes leave smelly pee puddles to register their disdain at whatever cats get 'peed off' about. It's not a litter box problem and, although I've caught one or two of them doing it, I can't blame them all. This product works great on fresh messes as well as dried ones. After blotting up fresh pee pads, I saturate the area with Rocco & Rossi's odor remover and let dry. For dried stinky stuff, I just saturate the area and let it dry. It has a pleasant odor and completely eliminates the ammonia odor. Believe me, I've tried all kinds of products, and this one works the best. I buy gallons now just to have on hand. It's better than smelling that awful pee!" —mona mia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Check out our in-depth Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator review.

    9. Or a carpet and upholstery cleaner for getting rid of the stain and stench of days-old kitty vomit courtesy of Mr. Whiskers, who rudely ejected his dinner behind the couch but didn't tell you about it.

    Promising review: "Wow. What do I like about this product? Let me see...I had a stubborn old cat pee stain that reeked to high heaven on my carpet. I’ve tried other concoctions and nothing worked. I sprayed a generous amount of this spot remover, let it sit for 10 seconds, and ladies and gents, that is ALL IT TOOK. I scrubbed it a bit with a shammy cloth and the stain and the smell are gone. GONE. Literally stood up, opened my app, and came here to write this review. Just buy it. Do it. Do it now!" —Jonathan Fuller

    Get it from Amazon for $8.63.

    10. A pack of fizzing toilet tabs if your stinky bathroom is the bane of your existence. They're basically sanitizing bath bombs that disinfect your toilet and blast away any nasty odors.

    White bath bombs
    Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

    Juniperseed Mercantile is a Colorado-based small biz run by science teacher Tiffany Norton. It specializes in all-natural cleaning, skincare, bath, and body products.

    Promising review: "These are great! I've used them in the toilet a couple times since receiving them, and also one in my kitchen sink disposal so far. They definitely help make getting the toilet bowl clean super easy. I honestly feel like it stays bright and clean longer, and there are no funky smells coming from the disposal. I'd definitely buy them again!” —Chante

    Get them from Juniperseed Mercantile on Etsy for $2.50 (or a pack of five for $10).

    11. A tonsil stone remover so you can *finally* treat the root cause of your bad breath. This tool has a built-in LED light so you can easily locate the tonsil stone. Plus it also comes with a syringe to help you wash out the pocket the tonsil stone left behind.


    Promising review: "I don’t think there’s anything more disgusting than tonsil stones! Let’s face it, they irritate the back of your throat, and they STINK! I cannot begin to tell you the amount of objects I’ve put in my mouth to try to get these things out over the years, often holding a flashlight in one hand, the aforementioned object in the other and straining to get a good view in the mirror. The smooth rounded semi-soft tip allows for quick and easy extrication of the stones with minimal discomfort, and the powerful light makes visualization a snap! If I could give it 10 stars I would have!" —Lee Oliver

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    12. A portable paw washer to rinse away the Frito smell from your dog's paws. (Yes, it's a real phenomenon caused by bacteria.) Inside the container are soft bristles that lift dirt and grime from the pads of your pup's feet — all you need to do is add water.

    Progression photos showing a dog's dirty paw being dipped in the paw washer and emerging looking much cleaner

    Promising review: "My dog suffers from 'frito feet,' meaning she has bacteria buildup in her paws and they start to smell like corn chips. I use this with a drop of antibacterial soap twice a week and no more stinky feet! Luckily my dogs don't get too dirty or dig much but I always tell people about this product if their dog does!" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three sizes and three colors).

    13. A pack of foaming garbage disposal cleaners that'll deodorize your sink ASAP, because if you have to smell last week's rotting veggie peels for one more minute you just might scream.


    Promising review: "Performs exactly as described. Have two kitchen sinks that had odors. Tried in both and both no longer have a smell. I'd highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to clean their kitchen drains." —DPK

    Get a pack (good for four uses) from Amazon for $3.98.

    14. A natural shoe deodorizer spray, because we all deserve to slip into fresh-smelling shoes. It's made with essential oils and smells like lemon and eucalyptus so you'll probably want to spray it around the rest of your house.

    Model holding a shoe and the spray bottle with text on the image that says, "say goodbye to shoe odor forever"

    Promising review: "This is a great product for smelly shoes. After my son gets done playing his game or practice, he sprays them and puts them in a bag that usually gets thrown in the laundry room until next game or practice. Instead of smelling absolutely awful, the shoes smell fresh. This product is the best we have found without having powder or insoles put in the shoes that usually make it uncomfortable to play sports in." —akdnlavin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    15. An air purifier for anyone who wants to breathe in and inhale the fresh invigorating scent of absolutely nothing. This bad boy removes pet dander, mold, dust, pollen, and odors in the air.,

    Promising review: "I foster kittens for a rescue, and no matter how often I clean the boxes, two or three times daily and general cleaning, I still have an odor in the room. I got this product out of desperation. It was a good size and weight for kitties bouncing around. I am truly shocked and enormously happy with how it works! My husband was at wits end with his sensitive nose. He goes in there now and is astonished, no smell. We are getting another for the kitchen! The room is 10×10, and I use it on the 2 setting. I also enjoy the night light. Very helpful without disturbing sick sleepy babies recovering from illness." —victoria Mohagen

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (also available in black).

    16. A bottle of Dank Out if you need to remove the smell of cannabis or tobacco. Just spritz this into the air or directly on a cleanable surface and Mom will have no idea about your wake and bake when she visits.

    The spray bottle
    ProSupplyOutlet / Etsy

    It's safe to use on furniture, upholstery, clothing, and hard surfaces.

    Pro Supply Outlet is a small biz based in Rancho Cordova, California that sells high-quality materials for all your DIY and crafting needs.

    Promising review: "Awesome! Does what it says and arrived suuuper quickly!" —Inactive

    Get it from ProSupplyOutlet on Etsy for $5.98.

    17. A cat litter deodorizer powder so you don't have to clean the litter box every single day to prevent the smell from taking over your home.

    Cat sitting next to a box of the powder

    Promising review: "NEVER get five cats! But if you do, this stuff will eliminate the stink in the litter box. We still have to scoop the litter box daily, but the house smells like humans live there, which is nice. I like this brand because it eliminates order without adding additional smells. I don't want my litter boxes to smell like pee but I'd also don't want them to smell like lilacs or a pine forest. Most brands smell like something peed in a pine forest." —Jason Tweed

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    18. A stainless-steel tongue scraper to help banish bad bacteria and improve stinky breath. This way you won't suffer the embarrassment of someone offering you a breath mint., Amazon

    Promising review: "I've been using this tongue scraper for about three years now and I have to say I love that it's made of stainless steel because it doesn't get all gross over time and is easy to clean. I started using this tongue scraper when I was at the end of my Invisalign retainers. I was looking to improve my dental hygiene and also I read that tongue scrapers help prevent bad breath. So I gave it a shot and I heard from both my dentist and orthodontist that my teeth were improving with the reduction of plaque! I loved how they praised my efforts in improving my dental hygiene. I recommend everyone to try and see for themselves just how much of a difference it makes. I feel less buildup and I no longer smell any odor from my breath in the morning. I convinced my fiancé who was skeptical about using a tongue scraper and he loves using his. I also purchased another one for him to take with him to work when he is out of town. His dentist applauded him for using it! This is a great product!!" —D. Marquez

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    19. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets that'll require zero elbow grease while removing stains and stinky smells you thought were imprinted on your travel mug forever.

    Progression photo showing a stained mug, the mug with foaming liquid inside, and the mug after it's been cleaned looking shiny and brand new

    Promising review: "This product worked so well in my bottles that I thought 'maybe it'll get the mold smell out of my humidifier reservoir.' I plunked three tablets (according to my math) into my reservoir, let it sit all night, and BOOM. The next day I rinsed it out and it smelled like nothing. NO MOLD SMELL, NO Chemical Smell and best of all NO vinegar smell!!! It doesn't say it is safe for humidifiers however my thought process was a follows: 'if it can clean a plastic Nalgene bottle that I will drink water out of, it should be safe on the plastic water reservoir and safe to process the water into steam that I will absorb.'" —Tgubser

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    20. An adorably tiny hanging diffuser because your car still smells like the takeout you ordered last week. Sure, I love french fries as much as the next person, but I also love sitting in my car and smelling the sweet scent of nothing.

    hand holds small glass container with rope around the rear view mirror
    Amber and Wood Co / Etsy

    Amber and Wood Co is a small business based in Valparaiso, Indiana that specializes in all things that smell good. We're talking air fresheners, candles, diffusers, room sprays, and more!

    Promising review: "These were worth the wait and arrived just in time! I ordered several for gifts and was glad I did. They smell great and are such great quality that I want to keep one for myself!" —Heather

    Get it from Amber and Wood Co on Etsy for $8 (available in 15 scents).

    21. A bottle of hard water booster powder for making mugs that look like the one on the left (aka cloudy) look more like the mug on the right (aka nice and shiny). If you've ever pulled a mug out of the dishwasher, given it a sniff, and thought, "that....doesn't smell right," you need this!

    reviewer photo of stained mug next to a clean mug after using powder

    Promising review: "This seems to work really well in our dishwasher. The dishwasher was starting to leave a white film on everything and smell bad. I started using this along with the maximum or ultimate (I can't remember which right now, and I'm too lazy to go check) all-in-one Finish detergent pods, and it's been working great and getting the dishes clean. Also, we have well water." —Carole

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $5.67/month).

    22. A fabric refresher if the funk is embedded in your carpet and doesn't seem to have any plans to leave. Sprinkle this powder on your carpet, couch, etc. and vacuum it (and the stink) up.

    The bottle of white freshening powder
    The Radiant Abode / Etsy

    The Radiant Abode is a small business run by Sheila Marie that specializes in home decor and self-care products.

    Promising review: "Fast shipping and smells amazing! I use it on my carpet for a quick refresh." —Caity Leitz

    Get it from The Radiant Abode on Etsy for $9.99 (available in six scents).

    23. A pack of air purifying bags so the questionable odors that are coming from your shoes are gone overnight. There's nothing more awkward trying to figure out where the stink is coming from...and then realizing it's you.

    The bags inside shoes

    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes, so I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized shoes I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!!!" —Erin

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors).

    Check out our full review of Moso Natural Mini Air Purifying Bag Shoe Deodorizers.

    24. A before-you-go toilet spray to hide any evidence of #2. Even if you're one of those weirdly confident people who can poop in a house full of people without issue, having this in your bathroom for others can calm nervous pooers.

    Bottles of the spray in different sizes
    Deep Well Botanicals / Etsy

    Promising review: "It works and is pleasantly scented! A good price too :) Will be purchasing more!" —Carmen Sunderland

    Get it from Deep Well Botanicals on Etsy for $2.50+ (available in four sizes).

    25. A broom for pet hair that'll loosen the fur trapped in your carpet that's probably contributing to the overwhelming dog smell in your apartment. Seriously, all of Fido's fur that's chilling in the carpet = a living room that stinks.,

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING. This rubber broom doesn't just put the dog hair back into the air or get stuck in the bristles; it neatly gathers hair, dirt, random objects, etc. It picks things up that a regular broom doesn't. The dog hair/dog smell in my apartment has drastically decreased since I started using this broom on a regular basis. I told my mother to use it for her hardwoods and my sister for her carpets; both LOVE this broom. Highly recommend for carpets, hardwoods, and linoleum." —Bell

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    Check out my coworker's Evrilholder FURemover broom review for more satisfying photos of all the hair she swept out of her carpet.

    26. A cat litter deodorizer because you can set it and forget it (and also maybe forget that you have three cats who poop a lot). This lil' gadget sits near the box and deodorizes the area when it senses activity.

    The circular device hanging on the wall next to a litter box

    Promising review: "We have tried everything to stop the horrid smell of five cats blowing up three litter boxes. We changed litters, we got the stuff to put in the litter, and even went to buy candles or burning oil to rid of the smell. But the second I got this, turned it on, charged it, and placed in on the wall, within hours the smell finally stopped being horrid. This is the greatest thing invented since white bread." —aneece abdmahmoodi

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    27. Or, a self-cleaning litter box for anyone who's willing to splurge so they never have to bend and scoop. The crystal litter absorbs kitty's urine and dehydrates the poop so you won't smell a thing. Then, there's a motion sensor that detects when your cat has finished its business so a robotic rake can scoop the waste into a sealed trap. Every few weeks you'll need to toss the tray and replace it with a new one, but each one should last about a month for one cat.

    Two cats standing near the domed litter box

    Promising review: "Here’s the short and sweet: buy this. Also throw out the crystals and get Arm & Hammer Platinum Slide litter, a Forever Litter Tray, and Arm & Hammer Cat Litter Deodorizer. With those three things I can literally stand next to a full, two-week old litter box and not smell a thing." —Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95 (also available in taupe).

    28. A robot vacuum if you have nightmares about the truly horrific smell of burning dog hair that emanates from your vacuum whenever you let fur sit in the bag for too long (literally the worst smell ever and it lingers..fur...ever...). This'll suck up the fur on a regular basis so you can dump it in the trash.

    Reviewer photo of their vacuum, showing how much dog fur it picked up

    Promising review: "We just got new floors and decided with two pit bulls we should invest in something to keep the dog hair and dust at bay. We have a very large ranch style home and although this is our first robot vacuum, this little guy more than handles the task! Our 13-year-old and her bestie named him 'Roberto.' The dogs leave him alone since we put a few treats on him at the first run and now they aren't afraid of him. Roberto runs about once a day for about 40 minutes, and like others have said, the compartment is full. I am amazed at how much he picks up. We have large oddly shaped ranch, so sometimes getting home is an issue for him, but other than that. Great product! Our floors are always clean now and the house smells cleaner. What a difference. Thanks Eufy!" —Christina Martinez

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (also available in white).

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