DIY Fridge Refreshers!


Tired of having a stinky refrigerator?

I can’t be the only one to open the refrigerator occasionally and wrinkle up my nose because of the smell inside of it. Right? I sure hope not! There is nothing worse than going to grab something out of the refrigerator and getting a weird scent from all the different food items inside. I was always told to keep a box of baking soda in my refrigerator to help eliminate the unwanted scents but that doesn’t really last that long at my house. So I started digging around and came across some DIY fridge refreshers and I just had to try them out! So if you are looking to eliminate those funky smells too, check out these simple little refreshers you can make with items you likely already have on hand.


Items you will need:

Baking soda
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Silicone mold
Purify Essential Oil
Mixing dish

First thing you will want to do is measure out your baking soda. This really depends on how many molds you are filling and what size  the mold is that you are making. The silicone molds I used were on the mini side so I started out with small measurements. I used 1/2 cup of baking soda for mine.

Mix your 1/2 cup baking soda with about 5 tablespoons of water. Again, this is totally dependent on the size of your mold and how many you want to make.


Mix these together until you have a mixture that is about the same consistency as damp sand.


Now add your drops of the Purify essential oil. I used about 7 drops in my mixture. Use more or less depending on how strong of a scent you would like, this is a personal preference. In my mixture I used just enough to where I could smell it but it wasn’t potent or overwhelming. Keep in mind these are going to be placed in your refrigerator too so you don’t want them too strong.


Now set them aside to get solid. This can take anywhere from 18-48 hours. Mine took about 36 hours. Again, depending on your size of the molds. Once they are solid, pop them out of the molds gently. Place one in your refrigerator. I also will take one and put it in the bottom of my trashcan just under the bag inside the can. Goodbye stinky refrigerator and garbage can. These will usually last about a month in those items. Take your extras and pass them out to friends or store them in an airtight container to keep them fresh for yourself until you are ready to use them!

That’s it, easy peasy!

If you want to learn more about the essential oils we use and recommend, read this essential oils blog post, email us at seekingwellness at fabulesslyfrugal dot com or text us at 208-907-OILS.


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