The best ways to deodorize a closet naturally always include actually removing the odor – rather than masking it. After all, purifying the air in your closet is much better than adding in more chemicals through artificial fragrances.
Your closet stores dirty laundry, stinky shoes, smelly socks and musty smells from old clothing. Yet the answer isn’t to add a heavily fragranced item to just be more powerful than the smelly odors. No. Oh, and by the way, you’ve got to keep buying those smelly closet fresheners, which means money just being spent over and over.
The brilliant hack to keep your closet smelling fresh is using the natural power of bamboo. Yes, that’s right. Those tall plants in the forest can help you get rid of the stinky smell of your gym socks and dirty laundry.
Now, yes, there are a few other ways to deodorize a closet naturally. They are:
- Remove the offending odor (the actual shoes, gym bag, etc.). I’m pretty sure you’ve already thought of that……
- Get fresh air in from a window. I don’t know many people with windows in their closet…..
- Use baking soda. Yes, it works. If you want to store a box of baking soda in your closet. But it’s not decorative or renewable. You’ve got to keep replacing it.
So bamboo air deodorizers help fix the problems of so many other natural ways to deodorize a closet that don’t seem to work.
How does bamboo work? When bamboo is burned, it’s made into activated charcoal. That charcoal is harnessed and used in natural air purifiers. Air passes through the purifier system during normal air circulation over the day (the charcoal is enclosed in a bag or box). When the air passes through the bamboo activated charcoal, it’s purified, which means the odors are removed.
What’s left isn’t an artificially scented pine forest, but just clean air (which has NO smell, by the way!).
I’ve already talked about how great bamboo is in removing mold and mildew in cars. It’s no different for closets, too. While these bamboo air purifiers are the best way to deodorize a closet naturally, they’re all great at removing moisture, mold and mildew, too.
Bamboo can be reused over and over again. Every 1-3 months, put the bamboo air purifier in the sun, and the heat of the sun’s rays will bake out the nasty odor causing substances, and you’re bamboo bag is refreshed and ready to eliminate odors again.
I said it was brilliant! And it costs less money than buying fancy sprays or shoe inserts or artificial fragranced room “deodorizers.” If you’re masking the smell rather than eliminating it, you’re not deodorizing, people. You’re patching a broken system that doesn’t work.
So, here are some of the most stylish, affordable, clever and simply the best ways to deodorize a closet naturally:
This post uses affiliate links.
Bamboo Charcoal Bag
At less than $2 each, these small bamboo deodorizing pillows are perfect for putting in boots, drawers or simply hanging on a curtain rod. I love the pastel colors 🙂
Looks Like a Purse
Hang this up with your purses, and you might not notice that a natural air deodorizer is in your closet! I love this feminine simplistic design.
Modern Shelving System
Want to tuck in a small bamboo activated charcoal air purifier in your closet, bathroom, luggage or even the kitchen? This minimalistic system is simple – just place it on a flat surface.
Made small specifically for inserting in shoes, boots or even in purses or backpacks, these natural deodorizers harness the cleaning power of bamboo.
This eco-friendly deodorizer from ZooBamboo has a grommet so that you can hang an attachment if you don’t want to simply place the bamboo bag somewhere in your closet.
Place it in a corner or slip it over a hanger. This bamboo bag is multi-purpose and can even be used in drawers, shoes, large luggage, sporting equipment bags, and more to naturally deodorize smells and odors.