It’s obvious why we need odor eliminators: we all encounter stench—from garbage cans to pet bedding, stinky shoes, and sports and work uniforms. It’s unavoidable. And for every type of smelly item, there’s an odor eliminator product—thank goodness for that! Here are some we recommend to make your home, car, shoes, gym bag, and whatever else smell fresh.
Purchasing an Odor Eliminator
Consider the following factors:
- Ingredients: Some customers prefer eco-friendly products that contain all-natural ingredients and scents. There are some great environmentally conscious deodorizers available. Other customers want the guarantee of total odor obliteration. Still, others are happy with the middle-ground products that contain common household chemicals and natural fragrances, for example. What’s your preference? You should be able to find a product you’re happy with, whatever your preference.
- Stink Location: Many deodorizers claim all-surface superiority. But if you want to target items like shoes, you’ll find a product to meet your needs. What if the foul odor is emanating from things you can’t throw in the washing machine, like upholstery or the trashcan? Don’t worry; you’ll find products just for unwashable items.
Powerful Option: Febreze Fabric Refresher and Unstopables
A well-known brand on the deodorizing market, Febreze doesn’t disappoint with this two-in-one package. Febreze FABRIC Extra Strength targets just about everything having to do with textiles, from clothing to upholstery. Unstopables FABRIC delivers double the fragrance compared to the original Extra Strength FABRIC. Your clothes, curtains, sofas, rugs, pet beds, and more will be smelling extra fresh.
Febreze Fabric Refresher, Odor Eliminator Extra Strength + Unstopables, Fresh Scent, 2 Count
If you need to eliminate, obliterate, and eradicate stink on fabric, then this may be the product you need.
Prime Bamboo Charcoal: Activated Charcoal Air Purifying Bags
It’s useful in toothpaste and in your closet as well—charcoal! Who knew? These deodorizing bags contain activated bamboo charcoal. Its porous surface allows for greater absorption of unwanted smells. It makes a great green-friendly alternative to wood charcoal. The bags are made of linen and can be hung or placed anywhere you need. These come in handy if you often find your clothes and closet smelling like the dinner you cooked last night.
wyewye Activated Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bag Charcoal bags Odor Absorber for Home Odor Eliminator Car Air Freshener for Closet Deodorizer Shoe Room Basement Litter Box Pet safe Bag 15Packs×100g
The activated bamboo charcoal in these deodorizing bags actually absorbs odor to keep your clothes smelling clean.
Best for Unwashables: FunkAway Aerospray
Rid that funk you’ve been enduring from your kid’s football uniform, your work gear, the dog’s bed, all the shoes in the house, and that second home—the car. There’s a science behind it, but who cares? As long as it gets rid of that horrible stench from items you can’t wash, and this product does. Spray it wherever you need it, and as the name suggests, the funk will go away.
FunkAway Odor Eliminator Spray for Clothes, Shoes and Gear, Black (13.5 oz)
Don't give up! It's possible to deodorize things you can't put in the washer with this product!
Shoo the Shoe Odor: Natural Shoe Deodorizer Powder
It doesn’t make sense that an extra strength shoe deodorizer could be made of all-natural ingredients, but Foot Sense powder proves it possible. The product contains zinc oxide, an ingredient often used in medicinal ointments. Shake some into your stiff, new shoes and enjoy a blister-free, odor-free experience. Other ingredients include sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), lavender essential oil, lemon powder, and cinnamon bark.
Natural Foot and Shoe Odor Eliminator – Talc-Free Shoe Deodorizer and Body Powder Neutralizes Smelly Odors – Long-Lasting, Fast-Acting Foot Powder for Kids and Adults – USA-Made by Foot Sense, 3.5 Oz.
This is an all-natural powder odor eliminator for shoes that works dually to prevent blisters.
Plant-Based Power: Fresh Wave Odor Eliminator Spray
Where some deodorizing products aggressively destroy odor with harsh chemicals, Fresh Wave spray ushers out stink by ushering in effective plant-based ingredients. The effectiveness of anise, cedarwood, pine needle, lime, and clove to clean and deodorize is new knowledge to many of us. This product even received a Safer Choice label from the EPA. Wow!
Fresh Wave Odor Eliminator Spray & Air Freshener, 8 fl. oz., Natural Ingredients
Rid your home from odor with this truly natural, plant-based spray acknowledged by the EPA!