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    20 Things That Will Help Get Rid Of Odors In One *Smell* Swoop

    Reviewers swear that these products will take care of everything from foot odors and bad breath to smelly pets and funky refrigerators.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. These reusable bamboo charcoal bags that will take care of your smelly sneakers! They absorb excess moisture β€” TFW even your socks are wet β€” to help prevent any mold, mildew, or bacteria from forming in your kicks to keep 'em odor-free.

    These bad boys also last for up to two years β€” you just gotta leave them in the sun for an hour a month to rejuvenate them. Curious? Check out our full review here!

    Promising Review: "My husband's stinky feet after work are nasty, and you would want to hold your breath when he took off his shoes, so we were quite interested to find out if the Mini-Moso Natural Air Purifying bags would help with the problem. THEY DID! After the very first time of leaving these in his shoes, when he took them off, the problem was solved. Now, you can't even tell when he takes his shoes off. I highly recommend these for anyone who wants odor-free shoes." β€”Que Barbara

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95 (available in multiple pack sizes and in two colors).

    2. Some extra-strength anti-sweat wipes so you can quickly freshen yourself up and beat the smell when you're short on time and can't hop in the shower.

    Seriously, these have 4,000+ positive reviews, so you know they're good. The wipes are supposed to keep you dry for up to seven days β€” so whether you just sweat a lot or are over the pit stains, you should try these!

    Promising Review: "So far, this product has worked great for me. I've had issues with my odor worsening as I've gotten older. I've pretty much tried every drug store deodorant, and clinical and natural ones purchased online. Either nothing works for more than a short period of time or it irritates my skin. I've only used this for three weeks, but it's working great so far. I use it with deodorant, and the result has been awesome so far. So far, so good! Very happy overall!" β€”Danelle L Marker

    Get a pack of ten from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in larger pack sizes).

    3. A gluten- and cruelty-free natural deodorant that goes on clear and really works (for the skeptics, out there!). It's made with coconut and sage oil, so you don't just not stink, you smell good, too!

    A hand holds an uncapped, cylindrical Kopa deodorant stick

    If you've been searching high and low for a natural deodorant that comes through on its promises, look no further: This is also one of our BuzzFeed Reviews picks for best natural deodorant!

    Promising review: "This deodorant is magic. It smells good, goes on and stays clear, and doesn't leave you smelly at the end of the day. If you do end up sweating, you just smell faintly of delicious coconut. It's obviously pricier than the average grocery-store deodorant but so worth the switch." β€”FlexLex

    Get a 2-ounce stick from Amazon for $14 (available in three scents).

    4. A must-be-magic soy wax candle because it's designed to eliminate pet odor (and, ya know, it works), so you don't have to worry about constantly trying to spray everything down.,

    Find out more about this delightfully scented candle in this full review by my coworker and BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth!

    Promising Review: "These candles are fantastic! They smell great and do a great job of eliminating any odors in your house, not only those from pets. They do work best if you burn them for one to two hours at a time. They will get rid of wet dog smells, fecal smells, urine odors, and I’ve even found them useful for cooking odors. I’ve had three candles now. I highly recommend them. I purchased the Vanilla Creme BrΓ»lΓ©e scent. I often get headaches from powerful scents but have never gotten one from these lovely candles!" β€”Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 20+ scents).

    5. This scent-neutralizing stainless-steel bar for when that (garlic or onion or seafood) smell won't leave your hands! When you rub your hands with this, the stainless-steel molecules will bind with sulfur molecules (the ones that stank) from your hands, so they're left stank-free.,

    You can rub your pits or your whole body with this bar, too. Or even use it to clean smelly rags! Science, amiright?

    Promising Review: "I love it so much that I purchased more as gifts. Nobody likes smelly hands from working in the kitchen. I have a volunteer job that involves working with animals that eat mouse and quail. There is nothing like the smell of mouse on your hand when you're trying to eat lunch. I originally got one of these since it's just steel and isn't something involving harsh chemicals that could harm animals. It has been working very well. Once I had success there, I bought three or four more as gifts for people who cook a lot and often cook with garlic, onions, meats, etc. I highly recommend this product!" β€”CamilleElise

    Get it from Amazon for $7.77.

    6. Some ingenious compostable, hypoallergenic pet wipes because omg you don't wanna bathe your pet every week (and they probably don't want that either), but that scent has gotta go. They're great for spot cleaning too β€” face, paws, bum, you name it!,

    Promising Review: "I always have wipes on hand as we foster dogs, and I refuse to give a dog a bath until it's had some time to decompress and learn to trust us. We also use them to freshen our resident dogs between baths, because they both HATE baths. These are definitely the best wipes we've used. We just brought home a new foster who'd been at the shelter for 90+ days and smelled horrible. After one wipe down with these (three wipes for a 65-lb. dog), her scent dissipated substantially. After a second wipe down later the same day, her smell is almost entirely gone." β€”TM82

    Get an unscented 100-count pack from Amazon for $7.64 (also available in a 400-count pack and in a lavender scent).

    7. An anti-perspirant foot lotion that you can rub on your feet to help them sweat less, so you don't have to worry about taking your shoes off around people anymore!

    An open hand shows the Carpe anit-perspirant foot lotion in a tube

    Promising Review: "My boyfriend's feet smelled so bad. He could wash them with soap, soak them in bleach, but as soon as he took his shoes off, the entire room smelled so bad that I would literally start gagging. It was horrible to say the least. I can remember one time that he had his socks on and was walking across the tile floor, leaving wet footprint marks, and the smell, oh dear lord, the smell. I've tried everything, then I found this stuff. It's amazing. One day, huge difference. Three days, and no smell at all. His socks don't smell. I was on the verge of taking him to a foot doctor to understand why his feet would sweat like they do. But not any more." β€”Laura Kucharczyk

    Get one pack from Amazon for $14.95.

    8. Or, this deodorizing foot spray in case you don't wanna rub lotion on your feet but still wanna fight the sweat.

    A product shot shows the Elite natural foot and shoe deodorizer spray bottle standing next to its packaging

    Promising Review: "This stuff works! My son's feet would gag us every time he took his shoes off. Especially in close quarters! I washed his shoes, then had him spray his feet and the shoe. It was miraculous. We can actually be in the same room with him now! I spray his wrestling shoes a couple time per week. If you have ever experienced the wrestling room at a high school, you'll understand how bad the whole room smells. It smells like ass! Imagine the shoes after practice! This stuff works!" β€”VM+3

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    9. A pack of washing machine cleaning tablets for when you're wondering why your freshly cleaned clothes kinda smell. Just pop one in your machine, start a cycle, and these will (slowly) dissolve to get rid of those odor-causing residues.


    Promising Review: "I didn't think these were going to work, and my clothes smelling like they were dried in a sauna was getting old. I would say my washer had an extreme case of the stinkys. I thought I would have to use an entire box to get it to the point where a single tablet every month would work. Luckily, I only had to use two tablets to get it completely stink-free. I'm happy to report that they worked perfectly. And best of all, I don't smell like a wet dog anymore." β€”The K

    Get a box of six from Amazon for $11.98.

    10. This no-nonsense fridge deodorizer because your roommate (or was it you?) left some food in the fridge too long, and now you and your nose are angry. Well, just stick one of these in your fridge, and it'll smell brand new!,

    Promising Review: "Some raw chicken 'turned' in my fridge. I cleaned out the whole fridge and freezer, but it didn't help at all. You could even smell it when you walked by the closed fridge. I then tried using two boxes of baking soda, but it made absolutely no difference. So I bought three of these and went for the broke. I put one in the freezer and two in the fridge. Within four hours, I noticed a difference. I put them in on Friday evening, it's now Tuesday, and my fridge actually smells fresh β€” much fresher than before the great chicken incident of 2017. High-high-highly recommend this product." β€”nick tannehill

    Get one pack from Amazon for $10.99 (available in larger pack options).

    11. Some dishwasher cleaning tablets so you don't have to manually clean the thing you use to automatically clean other things (because that defeats the purpose, duh). But seriously, this will leave your dishwasher smelling clean and fresh β€” so don't hesitate to use that cup.

    Promising Review: "This works extremely well. We haven't cleaned our dishwasher in five years. 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, and 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." β€”Martoune

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    12. A bottle of air sanitizer spray that will kill odor-causing bacteria and germs in the air. Sure, it seems a bit weird, but this will eliminate any scent β€” even old cigarette smoke!

    A bottle of Ozium air sanitizer

    Maybe you're wondering what you'd use this for? Well, according to other reviewers, this thing works to get rid of dead animal smells (ever had a mouse die in your CAR???) and, uh, even funeral directors love it. Of course, it works on smells caused by non-dead things, too. But, yeah, it's that powerful.

    Promising Review: "If there is a smell you need to ELIMINATE, not cover up, Ozium is the go-to. Pet odor, smoke, anything. Simply the best." β€”Jonathan Cashman

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    13. This must-have odor-locking diaper pail because you love your lil' human bean but those diapers are nasty. Luckily, this holds 55 diapers and has a safety lock, so you don't have to worry about the smell accidentally escaping, either.,

    Ok, over 2,000 people swear by this on Amazon. It has a sliding lid, so you don't have to subject yourself to smelling its...contents...when you go to throw another diaper out. Plus, stainless-steel is easy to clean!

    Promising Review: "This product is amazing! We had a Diaper Genie for years before we bought this. Newborns' diapers don't stink as bad, so they're not a big deal. But older baby poop has a much stronger smell. We started putting the Diaper Genie in the garage, because we didn't want our house to smell like poop. And the replacement liners are ridiculously expensive. This product solves both problems. Because it is made of metal, it holds the smell in. I have put some really gross smelling diapers in there, and there is still no smell in the room. And this product uses ordinary trash bags, which saves tons of money! There is also a child lock on the top so your toddler can't open the pail. So glad we bought it. Pays for itself over a Diaper Genie because it uses ordinary trash bags." β€”Tim Hayward

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in 15 colors).

    14. A 10-pack of garbage disposal fresheners so you don't have to worry about your sink drain smelling anymore without having to go through the pipes., Amazon

    Promising Review: "This product was a lifesaver! My roommates and I recently moved into a new apartment, and we noticed a gross smell coming from our garbage disposal. We wanted a quick and easy solution to the smell, and let me tell you, these little guys do the trick! After following the simple instructions, our garbage disposal went from smelling like trash to lemon candy (not kidding)! Amazing purchase, 10/10 recommend!" β€”Molly Frank

    Get one pack from Amazon for $2.94 (available in multiple pack sizes).

    15. These all natural, chemical-free, and pourous volcanic rocks that will trap bacteria (or moisture) and finally get rid of those pesky odors. Plus, they look sorta decorative instead of those plastic air-fresheners.

    The front label of the Gonzo Odor Eliminator for homes, offices, and auto

    Promising Review: "I bought this and used it in a 1,700 square-foot home that was rented by smokers. They lived there for four years and consistently smoked. I put three bags in different spots of the home on Saturday night, came back Monday at 11 a.m., and the smell was completely gone. I was amazed, and I usually don't get amazed or amused often. So I bought another 12 packs for my own home, and put it in random spots of the home." β€”CorvetteM

    Get a 32 oz. pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. This hardcore, alcohol-free, fan fave mouthwash (with 3,500+ 5-star ratings) so you can gargle any bad breath away! It targets sulfur-producing bacteria and is a great solution for dry mouth or tonsil stones.

    A hand holds a TheraBreath mouthwash and shows the front of the bottle

    Not sold yet? Read up on our deep dive of this iconic oral rinse.

    Promising review: "If I could give this six stars, I would! I've learned to live with my husband's halitosis for decades. The only thing that has ever worked in the past was a prescription mouthwash prescribed by his dentist. Unfortunately, it also causes teeth staining, so my husband discontinued using it. Seriously, this stuff is a miracle! After one use, my husband's breath was fresh, no after-odor. A few hours after his first use, his breath was still fresh. I did a sniff test the morning after, and, while there was some odor, it was nothing like normal. Also, this was after only ONE use. I will definitely be buying getting a subscription set up for this. It makes a huge difference!" β€”SDCA

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.24 (available in two flavors).

    17. A stainless-steel tongue cleaner that will gently scrape the bacteria and soft plaque off your tongue, leaving your breath smelling super fresh! Say goodbye to the days of aggressively scrubbing with your toothbrush.

    A before shot shows a yellow tongue, then an after shot shows a clean, pink tongue

    Promising Review: "It's hard to review this product without grossing people out but I think the truth needs to get out. There is some nasty stuff on your tongue that a toothbrush cannot remove, especially in the back. This thing allows you to remove it easily without gagging yourself by trying to shove a toothbrush down your throat. I was definitely surprised the first time I used it how much material I removed, and, yes, that stuff smells bad. After that first time, I couldn't get anywhere near as much off of my tongue, which tells me that the material had been there a while. My breath is noticeably better now. This is a very simple tool and it cleans up well since it's just a piece of stainless-steel and rubber handles." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.18.

    18. An easy-use Dove antiperspirant deodorant spray because tbh rubbing deodorant on places other than your pits is sorta a pain. Just spray some of this, and you're all set β€” and without those white stains or gooey buildup.

    A hand holds the Dove Dry Spray and shows the front of the bottle

    Promising Review: "Oh my goodness, this changed my whole life! It's easy to use (just shake and spray). It smells great and lasts a really long time. It goes on your skin silky smooth and is NOT gooey or glob-y. It doesn't cake up or get white stuff on my dark clothes. It also drys super fast when you put it on. It has changed my whole life. I don't sweat/smell bad anymore, even in the most stressful times of my life. I normally blow through my clinical strength deodorant so I am a new lifelong fan. I can't find one thing to complain about except maybe that it isn't free."β€”Carrie K.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94 or a pack of three for $19.26.

    19. This nontoxic, enzyme-powered odor and stain remover spray so you can eliminate any smells from your pet's accident! It has over 7,700 5-star reviews on Amazon, so it's definitely worth a shot to save your rug and furniture.

    Promising Review: "I bought this for my grandson. His dog peed on his new memory foam mattress. My daughter-in-law called me up so upset because no matter what they tried, nothing was getting the smell out, and my grandson refused to sleep in his bed. I found this product on Amazon. Well, true to the reviews, this product worked fantastically. My daughter-in-law sprayed it on the mattress, followed the directions on the bottle and by the next day, all odor was eliminated. I would buy this product again in a heartbeat." β€”P. Aruffi

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in two sizes).

    20. An ingenious four-pack of refillable moisture absorbers for your bathroom that doesn't have a fan or vent to get rid of the moisture from a shower β€” or anywhere (like a garage, basement, or storage unit) that gets damp or humid β€” so you don't have to worry about those musty smells anymore!

    A jar of DampRid moisture absorber sits on a bathroom counter

    One cup is filled with crystals that last for up to 60 days and trap moisture. You can get four refill packs from Amazon for $7.99.

    Promising Review: "One day! That's all it took. Ten stars if I could. Good grief! For the last two months, there was this stinky odor coming from the upstairs of my older townhome. And for two long months, I thought it was me! This smell would attach to my clothes after an hour of being home. I've tried the fan in the window, scents on my furnace filter, and an electric air cleaner/ionizer β€” then I got this four pack, stuck them upstairs, and left for the day. When I came back, the smell was very minimal. I went to sleep and woke up (the smell is worse in the morning), but I could only smell the linen fragrance of these containers. All this to say, thank god that it wasn't me that smelled bad β€” just my home. These help soak up not only moisture but also the bad smell." β€”Po

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three scents and with refillable packs).

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