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Powerful Odor Absorption in a Small Package – A Sagano Activated Charcoal Odor Absorber Review


As a home with three cats and one Mini Schnauzer, cleaning is a never ending task when it comes to keeping pet odors at bay. One of the constant struggles comes in the form of not one but 3 litter boxes, and the occasional noxious odor that may waft out of it after any of the three kitties deposits a stinky #2.

While two of our litter boxes are automatic, the third is a manual box because one of my kitties will not set foot in the automatic ones, the reason why is still unknown. And no matter how much I try to stay on top of the cleanliness of the litter box, odors do still happen to occur, so when I found this Natural air freshener by Sagano I had to give it a try. I had seen other air fresheners, and I liked the fact that this one was completely natural, the only concern was whether it would be large enough to handle the space where the stinky litter box resided.

When this natural air purifier arrived at my home, I have to say it was a bit smaller than I wasIMG_2153[1] expecting, leading me to believe that it would not be large enough to tackle the litter box odors since the litter box resides in our spare bedroom. I then changed the planned use for this natural air freshener and decided to place it in our master closet.

As a house full of pets, our closet door remains closed at all times, and needless to say the air becomes a bit stagnant and somewhat stinky since our hamper also resides in the closet.  Due to its small footprint, I was able to easily place it on the shelf without having to do an entire closet reorganization to accommodate it.  The Sagano air purifier utilizes a blend of bamboo activated charcoal, making the ingredients in this air purifier completely natural and safe for any area of the home.

I have had this natural air purifier in my closet for about a month now, and I have to say it works like a charm. I never actually realized how stinky our closet actually was until the odors were no longer there. I had tried the gel balls that were supposed to remove odor, but they seemed mask the odor, and lasted a very short amount of time. I have not had to touch this activated charcoal air filter since I placed it in the closet, and it has just continued to work. The package states it will last up to two years, you just need to refresh the charcoal packet with the power of the sun, so it should be interesting to see if that holds true.

Overall I am thrilled with this little natural air purifier by Sagano. I would have to say that my only complaint is that it was a bit bigger to be able to handle larger areas as this particular model is designed for smaller spaces like your refrigerator or a closet, definitely not large enough for a bedroom. Other than that I highly recommend this product and would without a doubt buy it again in the future.

NOTE: I received the natural air purifier by Sagano mentioned in this natural air freshener review at a discounted rate in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions and experiences with this product are my own.

Final Wrap-Up of the Smiley360 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Spring Cleaning Mission

IMG_0706[1]While it feels like it was just yesterday when I wrote the first post for this awesome free product test from Smiley360, evidently time has flown by much faster than I could have ever expected as apparently a month has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Needless to say between work, and all my other side projects, the small amount of free time that I have on the weekends has come and gone, and I have not accomplished anywhere near as much as I had hoped.

With the upcoming closure of this mission on May 9th,  I just wanted to provide my readers with some of the great cleaning uses that I learned with the help of this Smiley360 mission. The remaining weeks in this mission were dedicated to the laundry room, bedroom, as well as other general household cleaning tasks that can apply to almost every room in the hIMG_2065[1]ouse.

Since I do not have kids, only pets, and we are a non-smoking household, there are only a few of the remaining tips that I plan to try and use in the future. First, lets take a look at the Laundry Room. Having used a lot of Clorox 2 in the past, mostly as a laundry booster, than for actual stain removal, I never really thought to use Baking Soda for this purpose.  I already plan to use this tip with my sheets and towels, and you can’t beat the cost savings of a box of IMG_2066[1]baking soda to the cost of the Clorox 2 and saving money is always a win in my book.

The next tip, which I had some experience with many years ago, yet completely forgot about was its use as a carpet deodorizer. While I do not have any kids, I do have three cats and one dog, and with that comes a variety of odors. Our dog has unluckily gotten tagged a few times in the past by a skunk, and sometimes no matter what you do, faint odors like that, as well as those from cat vomit can tend to linger, so I will definitely be using this tip in the future.

Next came tips for the general household. At first I didn’t think I would find any of these tips IMG_2067[1]useful, until I found the one about freshening the closet. Due to the fact that we have pets, the door to our closet constantly remains closed. Since that is where all our shoes reside, as well as our laundry hamper, a musty smell can linger from time to time. I have tried a variety of different air fresheners in in the past, which included the little lavender satchels, and even the little gel balls that are supposed to absorb odors. Of course those seemed like they masked the smell more than removed it so I will definitely use Baking soda in the future.

Lastly came the tips for freshening your home from all those pet related odors, and with the IMG_2068[1]three cats and one dog, we definitely have our fair share. While two of our litter boxes are automatic, the third one is still manual because one of our kitties is quite finicky and he will not use the automatic ones. I am definitely going to try the baking soda tip in his litter box to help to help cut down on the stinky odor. I also plan to use it as a laundry booster for the pet bedding that goes through the wash, as we have had issues in the past with a few of the kitties having accidents and urinating on the beds instead of in the litter box, and while I have used other cleaning solutions to resolve those smells, I think that the baking soda will be the perfect boost to leave everything smelling fresh and clean.

Those are my go to Arm & Hammer Baking Soda cleaning tips. If you happen to have any tips that I did not cover in this post, I would love to hear about them in the comments below.