DIY: Fridge Refreshers

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With all the different food items, it’s only natural to have a smelly fridge, right? Well, not anymore! These easy to make fridge refreshers are a simple way to deodorize your refrigerator without the use of toxic cleaners. Just place one refresher in your fridge each month for a fresh and clean scent every time you open up your fridge. Now, there is no excuse for having a smelly fridge!


What You Need:


2.5 cups baking soda

1/2 – 1 cup water

15 drops Purify essential oil

Silicone mold


1. Combine baking soda, 1/2 cup water, and essential oils into bowl.

Note: Any citrus essential oil would work well.


2. Stir together. If needed, add more water until thick paste forms.

Note: The mixture should resemble damp sand.


3. Divide mixture equally into silicone mold.


4. Allow it to rest 2-3 days or until mixture hardens.

5. Once hard, place in refrigerator to help eliminate unpleasant odors. Store additional fridge refreshers in an airtight container until ready to use. One disk will last up to a month in your fridge.

Note: Place under sink, in the shoe closet, or behind the toilet for additional freshness.


 dōTERRA essential oils can be purchased online, or from any of our Independent Product Consultants. If you would like to locate a Product Consultant in your area, click here.

*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product.  


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  1. Do I keep the ones I’m not using in the container in the fridge and while they are setting,should they be in the fridge

  2. When the deodorizing properties are gone, you can use them along with a little vinegar in your sink/bathtub/garbage disposal to clean them out!

  3. The ones you are not using can be stored anywhere as long as they are in an airtight container. While they are setting you will want them to sit in an open space to help the water evaporate and dry faster.

  4. Once these are completely dry and ready to use, should each one be placed inside a small cotton bag (or sling) to make it easier to hang in various locations? Seems that they would eventually crumble and make quite a mess. Please advise. Thank you.

  5. If you spritz them lightly with witch hazel when dried. It should form a bit of a crust to help keep them from crumbling!

  6. I had lots of fun making these. Wish I knew what size mold to use. Too small and it won’t really help the fridge. I also think they would make a great hostess gift all wrapped up in a box with an explanation.

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