Deodorizing Tablets

All you need to make these tablets is baking soda and water.  If you wish, you can make them in a silicone mold to give them a pretty shape.  These are fabulous air fresheners for your car but you can also put them in the bottom of trashcans, under sinks, or anywhere that can use a little freshening.

 You will need:

1.  Baking soda

2.  Water

3.  Essential oil (optional)

4.  A styrofoam egg carton or silicone molds

 Baking soda tablets in a jar
A bowl full of baking soda  1.  Mix 1/4 cup of water with 1 cup of baking soda.  It should make a thick paste.  Add about 8 drops of essential oil.  You can add more or less essential oil depending on how strong you want the scent to be.  You can add more water or more baking soda if you need to thin or thicken the paste.
 
 The tablets in a mold  2.  Put the mixture into the spaces in the egg carton or into silicon molds.  This will make six or seven tablets if you use one tablespoon per tablet.
 Baking soda tablets in a jar  3.  Let the mixture dry for twenty four hours.  Don't try to hurry the drying!  The tablets will crumble if you take them out of the mold too soon.  When they are completely dry, gently remove them from the molds.  They are ready to deodorize you car!

Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is used in many housholds as a baking ingredient and a refrigerator deodorizer.  It is also used in cleaning products, in laundry soap, in toothpaste, and even to put out electrical or grease fires.  This white powdery substance is truly a versatile product!

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Tuck one of these baking soda tablets under the seat of your car. The baking soda absorbs odor and the essential oils subtly release your favorite scent.

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