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Zeolite Odor Removal

Kallie Johnson

Whether your house smells badly from cleaning with ammonia, common pet odors, burnt food or if your shoes contain a funky foot odor, placing a bowl of zeolite or sprinkling the powder directly on the item can help remove any scents or odors.

Zeolite, a natural volcanic mineral, absorbs and traps odors, removing the odors rather than masking them.

  1. Purchase zeolite granules or powder. Zeolite is found in the cleaning aisle of health and all-natural stores. Additionally, many products, such as foot odor eliminator, cat litter deodorizer and powdered carpet deodorizer contain zeolite as the main ingredient.

  2. Sprinkle a liberal amount of zeolite directly on or in the foul smelling item, such as carpets or shoes. If a room smells, add 1 cup of zeolite to a bowl and allow the bowl to sit in the room to absorb the odor.

  3. Let the zeolite sit to absorb the odor. It can sit in a room or on any product for up to six months. Once the smell is removed, vacuum up the zeolite powder.