Looking for great odor-eliminator sprays can be frustrating, especially if you’re perusing supermarket shelves. And when it comes to narrowing down the best for your specific needs, it can be even more. So, to take the guesswork out, I’ve narrowed down the best odor-eliminator sprays to help your shopping experience.If you’re like I am, I have bottles of cleaners and deodorizers that looked great, and their claims were too good to be true – and they were just that. Promising to completely remove funky odors, they were not worth the money.Disclaimer: This post on odor-eliminator sprays is to help you choose which one will work best for you. It’s not in any way to push you into a purchase. Additionally, many odor eliminators have strong scents, which may cause allergies, watery eyes, or nose and throat irritation. Please use them carefully and according to the instructions for the best response.
Remember that commercial on TV that was for a spray deodorizer, and the catchphrase was, “Now it smells like fish—and roses!”? That commercial has stuck in my mind since I was a young girl because, while a funky odor in the house is one thing, having a funky scent mixed with a strong, sweet aroma is even funkier – kind of like dipping an onion in chocolate. Blech.And while the more, the merrier might be a great adage for parties, I want an odor eliminator spray that covers a bevy of smells and bad scents. Here are the top-rated odor eliminator sprays to help you narrow it down.
Angry Orange Odor-Eliminating Spray
Our quest for the best odor-eliminating sprays actually began from a chat with a friend about Angry Orange. She swears it works better than any other odor remover she’s used, and I decided I had to check it out. It’s especially helpful for pet urine smells, and as someone with an older dog with poor bladder control, that was at the top of my list of functions.
Angry Orange smells like fresh-squeezed oranges because that’s what it’s made from, utilizing a biodegradable cold press formula. I like the smell – it’s not overpowering – and so far, it seems to have worked well on my dog’s accidents.
Poo-Pourri Before You Go
Made for the toilet, Poo-Pourri uses science to eliminate foul scents before they even begin. The formula uses essential oils to create a barrier for what’s below. So, what goes below, stays below – including the smell. Adding a couple of sprays to the toilet water before using it makes the entire bathroom smell great.
There are several popular scents, but the Original Citrus and Lavender Vanilla are the best. Sure, you can find dupes in grocery and dollar stores, but the original works best. Also, the packing doesn’t scream what the product is used for, so it can be easily placed on the top of the toilet tank to use as needed. Now, all you’ll need to do is convince your family and guests to use it as well.
In March 1996, Proctor & Gamble added a new product into our lives – Febreze. Since then, it has been used on everything from curtains and draperies to furniture and pet beds. And an even cooler Febreze fact: the main ingredient comes from corn cobs.
But how, exactly, does it work? According to the company, it stops odor in its tracks by essentially surrounding and trapping the stink molecules and reducing their volatility.
As for the term “odor eliminator,” that’s incorrect, but it does harbor them until they can be removed with a thorough cleaning. Of all of the odor-eliminating sprays in this post, I think Febreze has the strongest aroma.
If you have pets at home and are looking for a great odor eliminator, OdoBan is a good choice—and one I frequently use. A neutral pH level makes it great for disinfecting nonporous, hard surfaces. As for soft and porous surfaces, it removes funky scents, including those from our beloved furry babies.
While the Original Eucalyptus is always a big hit, I recently found its Cherry scent and love it! I spray it on my curtains, bed headboard, couch, and lampshades. It’s much more subtle than the original scent, but it still makes the house smell super clean and fresh.
Ozium Air Sanitizer
Temporarily sanitizing and deodorizing the air, Ozium comes in a spray can, so the mist is super fine. It’s perfect for smoke and pungent scents like eggs and onions. It was originally created for use in hospitals to combat airborne germs and viruses. If you want to use it for an entire room, just aim the nozzle toward the center and spray for a second. While I’ve never personally used it, folks claim it has a “citrus mixed with cinnamon” scent.
As with any sprays, avoid inhaling the concentrated mist directly, although users with sensitive noses claim that it doesn’t affect them. Many users like to walk away for a few minutes after spraying.
If you want to remove harsh chemicals and go the au-natural route, check out Fresh Wave (I use it in my home as well). All its ingredients are plant-based (using plant oils), so it’s safe around kids, grandkids, and pets. It also has a lovely orange scent, so it’s uplifting and easy on the planet.
As long as an item is water-safe, feel free to spritz away on everything from kid pet beds to smoke stuck in furniture material, countertops, toilets, sink faucets, and even stinky shoes.