We all adore our pets, and maybe when they stink it doesn't bother us too much because we accept them unconditionally. We can still try to eliminate the odors they make; our pets won't be offended. Other people might though....
Right from the start, I'm going to recommend not using room sprays. Aerosol sprays are not healthy for you or your pet. Neither are plug-in air fresheners or most scented candles. So, where does that leave you? It leaves you with open windows (if your outside air isn't terribly polluted!) or non-toxic or natural odor absorbers, like the ones I'm going to share with you....
The most popular and effective odor removers are listed below. They are not in order of effectiveness; they are all great, but they are in different 'formats.' You just may prefer one over another. For example, the first three recommended pet odor removers are activated charcoal air fresheners and they have no odor themselves, whereas the gels and candles - recommended numbers four and five - do have their own fragrances.
There are different types of activated charcoal. Burned at high temperatures, pores in the burned bamboo absorb odors and contaminants in the surrounding air, which is why it is often used as home deodorizers to eliminate everything from cooking odors to garbage odors to, yes, pet odors. There are a few highly rated bamboo activated charcoal pet removers, so I'm going to list them because they come in different formats, and you may find one more desirable than another.
Recommended Pet Odor Remover 1: Carehome Super Value Activated Charcoal Odor Removers
As you can see, there are many uses for these handy Carehome Activated Charcoal Odor Removers. There are seven in an order and you can put them all over your house or car. Because they are small, they'd be great for a dog kennel or crate, around a large pillow or play area, or a special spot where your cat or dog hangs out - one that may be smelly. One or two would be perfect around your cat's litter box.
The Carehomes are small but they last for a long time. Like other activated charcoal odor removers, when they stop eliminating odors, you just put them out in the sun for 3-4 hours and they will work again. Carehome says that they will last up to 2 years.
Recommended Pet Odor Remover 2: Moso Natural Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bag
One of the most popular activated bamboo charcoal air purifiers, this Moso Natural Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bag covers a 250 square foot area, although the bags are sold in several sizes and have a few different colored bags, which have open pores so that the bamboo can be activated by its surroundings.
You may want to compare the Moso bags with the California Home Air Purifying Bags and the Sensible Needs Air Purifying Bags, two additional sources of activated bamboo charcoal that are positively reviewed by customers.
Recommended Pet Odor Remover 3: FreeGrace Premium Activated Coconut Shell Charcoal Air Purifier
Maybe it's not as popular yet, but coconut shell charcoal is, reportedly, three times more powerful than activated bamboo charcoal. FreeGrace Premium Activated Coconut Shell Air Purifier certainly claims that. The charcoal is in small black granules like the bamboo charcoal, and the presentation of the coconut shell charcoal is similar - but perhaps a bit more giftable! The manufacturer recommends refreshing your purifying shells once a month for one hour in the sun. This product comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee.
Recommended Pet Odor Remover 4: Fresh Wave Continuous Release Odor Eliminator Gel
The Fresh Wave Odor Removing Gel is very popular and comes in various packages of 2 and more individual jars. You don't have to do anything but take the lid off the jar and your odors will disappear in a few days, if you keep the jar in a small enough area, like by the cat litter box or a dog bed or a bathroom. The gel slowly evaporates over time. If you need more, just buy larger packs. Fresh Wave is safe around people and pets. It is comprised of extracts of soy, lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove and cedar wood, which do produce a scent; customers say the scent dissipates over time. Fresh Wave is biodegradable and non-toxic. If you have several small containers, you can purchase the Fresh Wave Refill Jar and fill the smaller ones up periodically.
Recommended Pet Odor Remover 5: Pet House Candles
Most candles are not healthy for you or your pet. But the Pet House Candles are soy-based rather than petroleum-based, like most scented candles. Pet House Candles are very effective at eliminating odors (I can testify to that.), so they have the power to remove odors and lightly scent the air, a double-barreled weapon to freshen the air that you and your pet breathe. The large Pet House Candle, above, comes in 15 luxurious essential oil fragrances and burns up to 60 to 70 hours!
And you can purchase Pet House smaller candles for smaller spaces....
The small Pet House Candle burns for 10 to 12 hours and comes in six different scents!
OR, you could indulge in the Pet House Wax Melt, a 2-pack in one of 12 scents. Isn't it adorable? What a great gift for a pet owner!
AND, if you're undecided about scents, you can even get a Mini Candle Sampler so you can sniff 10 minis before you commit to a full-size Pet House Candle!
Wait, Pet House isn't done yet. There's one more item that I want to share....
... The Pet House Car Freshener, which comes 4 in a pack and in 12 essential oil fragrances. While the candle fragrances are very mild, the car freshener scent is strong, especially for the first few weeks, so if you are sensitive to strong fragrance, try just making a little hole in the packet. Then add a few more holes as the scent fades.
All the Pet House Candle products are very highly rated by customers. Why not try one? They work for all kinds of smells.... (I know what I'm giving for holiday gifts this year!)
Scented or non-scented, none of the above air fresheners are damaging to your health or your pets; they are all very effective and NO nonsense!
That's the buzz for today!