Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Natural Trash Can Deodorizer

Posted by Krista at 10:30 AM

How many times have you taken out the trash thinking "oh man the trash stinks!", then you come back and you can still smell that smell?? I've found a great way to clean out the trash cans using natural products. This is important to me for two big reasons. 1st - I don't have worry about having or using chemicals around the kids and 2nd - I don't have to worry about what those chemicals are doing to harm the environment.

What you will need:
  • Hot water
  • White vinegar
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Long handled brush (an extra toilet brush works great for this)
  • Baking Soda
What you will do:
  • Fill the trash can about half way with hot water (I fill it in the bathtub)
  • Add 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 8-10 drops of  Tea Tree Oil
  • Mix that around and use the brush to scrub down the sides of the can
  • Leave it to soak for 20-30 minutes (longer if you get sidetracked)
  • Empty and I like to set it outdoors to dry, then sprinkle a little baking soda in the bottom before putting in a new trash bag.
That's it! It works for me. :) I hope you'll try it and let me know how it works for you!



Cathy on March 10, 2010 at 10:54 AM said...

Great advice! All products I have on hand and can be used in so many other ways, too!!

Meredith on March 12, 2010 at 2:03 PM said...

Great tip! I use white vinegar and tea tree oil for everything!

Kite Koop on March 22, 2010 at 5:13 PM said...

How do I contact you, Krista??? Please email me at
kitekoop AT gmail DOT com


Missy @ It's Almost Naptime on April 16, 2010 at 6:53 AM said...

I learned an awesome trick too - put some newspaper in the bottom of the trashcan. The odor disappears magically!

shelly brown on August 6, 2012 at 7:34 AM said...

Yes…. You are absolutely right… nice tips you have given here.
This is the best solution to clean the trash cans. I always try to use these household products to clean trash can. Thanks for sharing…
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jessica smith on September 12, 2012 at 8:35 AM said...

I love this post! I have been trying to make my own deodorizer spray for a long time but all these are new to me. Your recipes
just look great and I love having them in one place! Thanks for this!!
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