Linen Cupboard Deodoriser

Depending on where you live and how you wash your clothes, the linen cupboard can become a little musty and your bedsheets, towels, etc. can stop smelling fresh. A reader asked me how to fix this recently and thought you may like this quick tip. Linen Cupboard Deodoriser will help to eliminate the musty smell.

Kat I need your help with my linen cupboard. I always make sure anything that goes into the linen cupboard is totally dry, so what is that musty smell? Is it because the cupboard stays shut for long periods of time? Too many things in the cupboard? Is it coming from the cavity inside the ceiling? I don’t keep food in there. I do keep picnic plates,cups,bowls in there, and party paraphernalia also. – Anna

Depending on where you live and how you wash your clothes, the linen cupboard can become a little musty and your bedsheets, towels, etc. can stop smelling fresh. Here is my Linen Cupboard Deodoriser that will help to eliminate the musty smell.

Simply fill a little mason jar with baking soda and add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. The baking powder is known for it’s deodorising and neutralising properties. This can also be used as a room deodoriser to freshen up any room…. bathroom, bedroom, wardrobes, etc.

Depending on where you live and how you wash your clothes, the linen cupboard can become a little musty and your bedsheets, towels, etc. can stop smelling fresh. Here is my Linen Cupboard Deodoriser that will help to eliminate the musty smell.

BAKING SODA – helps neutralise odours around the home and in the fridge. Baking soda and bicarbonate of soda are different names for the same thing.

ESSENTIAL OIL – in this case, essential oils help to refresh the air to give a pleasant smell. However, there are many more benefits than just making your home smell nice (read more here). Join my Facebook group The Organised Housewife – Essential Oils.

STORAGE – Use a mason jar with a canning lid and replace the metal insert with cardboard. Cut the cardboard (or thick paper) to size and add a few holes. I’m using a jar that I found at a local dollar store. 

When you notice the scent starting to fade, give the jar a little shake to reactivate the oils and baking soda again. Replace after 3 months.

Depending on where you live and how you wash your clothes, the linen cupboard can become a little musty and your bedsheets, towels, etc. can stop smelling fresh. Here is my Linen Cupboard Deodoriser that will help to eliminate the musty smell.

Do you have troubles with your linen cupboard?

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9 comments

Jill Trice May 5, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Looks good

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Shivs May 5, 2017 - 9:18 PM

I put a damp absorber in ours an am amazed at how much it has collected in just a few months. Has all but eliminated the musty smell too!

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Rasha June 2, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Hi kat i would like to know which one last longer the baking soda one or the gel type air freshners?

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Wendy Sanders March 6, 2019 - 10:50 PM

How many drops of oil should you use?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 8, 2019 - 10:16 AM

just a few, not enough to drown the bicarb soda.. for this size i use about 7-10 drops of oil

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Renee May 3, 2019 - 7:39 AM

Hi where do you buy these types of jars

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Shirley December 12, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Never thought of using bi carb thanks i will give it a go merry Christmas and thanks for your help ?

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Margaret Lucey October 13, 2021 - 11:50 AM

Hi Kat, living being part of your organised community, thank you. Can you help with dryer balls, I was reading essential oils are flammable? Is there specific oils I can add to to the balls for towles etc or best not to? Margaret

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Steph October 21, 2021 - 12:48 PM

Love this idea! thank you 🙂

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