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Banish Brutal Bathroom Smells With Your Own Homemade “Poo-Pourri”

Bathroom odors can be traumatizing whether you caused it or not. Products like Poo-Pourri and Just A Drop can help keep the stench at bay, but you can easily make your own smell-be-gone spray at home.

In this video from the HouseholdHacker YouTube channel you’ll learn how to make your own pre-poop spray with essential oils and few other things you probably have lying around your home. Mix 3/4 of a cup of water with 2 teaspoons of rubbing alcohol, 2 teaspoons of hand or dish soap, and mix it all together with 40 to 50 drops of your preferred essential oil (lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, etc.). Then put in a spray bottle to keep near your porcelain throne. Just like with Poo-Pourri and Just A Drop, you add the spray to the water before you go. By the time you flush, there will be no nose-worthy evidence of the business you just took care of. You can even add food coloring to the spray so you can see the smell barrier and get some extra peace of mind.


Smell-Be-Gone Poop Spray! | YouTube

Why Playing Guitar Can Make Your Fingers Smell (and How to Prevent It)

Why Playing Guitar Can Make Your Fingers Smell (and How to Prevent It)

It might sound bizarre, but playing your guitar regularly can lead to fingers that smell sort of like old garlic. Here’s what causes the stench, and few simple tips on how to avoid it in the future.

Playing guitar is a workout for your fingers. Workouts usually mean sweat, and sweat buildup means odor. As you play, sweat gets caught on your guitar’s strings and the fret board; and it can be especially bad when you play in a warmer environment. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to avoid the smell and take care of your guitar. Nancy Dunham at Mental Floss spoke with Richard Robinson, an instrument repairman for 40 years at The House of Guitars in Rochester, New York, and here’s what he suggests:

  • Wash your hands before you touch your guitar.
  • Wipe the strings down with a cloth or old t-shirt before and after playing.
  • Clean the fret board and strings with specialty cleaning products.

When you clean and wipe down your guitar, Robinson notes that you should avoid using Windex, linseed oil, lemon oil, and Pledge as well. It’s important to stick with the products designed for instruments. Washing your hands and removing excess sweat from your guitar should be enough to keep things from ever smelling again. Of course, if your fingers smell like garlic because you were actually handling garlic, a little stainless steel will do the trick for that.http://lifehacker.com/5902297/get-th…

Why Do Some Guitarists’ Fingers Smell Like Garlic? | Mental Floss

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Avoid a Nasty Mildew Smell Around Your Sink by Using Two Sponges

If you have a potent stench coming from your sink, it could be your poor, abused sponge. You can keep two of them around and rotate use so your sponges won’t develop a mildew smell ever again.

The Reactions channel on YouTube took a look at the chemistry behind a smelly sponge. Reactions explains that constant moisture is what’s letting the sponge stink up the place. It’s important you thoroughly rinse a sponge after each use and let it dry before each use, otherwise bacteria take residence and release odorous chemicals.

Two sponges—one for the first half of the day, the other for the second half—will ensure that your sponges will have ample time to dry out. If one of your sponges is smelly already, you can revive it with some baking soda, or a quick trip to the microwave.

Awesome Chemistry Life Hacks (Vol. 3) | YouTube