The one natural ingredient that I have found that works better than anything to remove household odors is charcoal. Trust me when I say I have tried it all. From essential oils to vinegar to baking soda, nothing works quite like charcoal does. It is a very porous carbon, which attracts and holds odor like nothing else! I use charcoal to remove the odor from many places in my home.
Here are my top 3 favorite places to use charcoal:
Banish kitty litter odor
Sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons into clean litter. Give it a little mix.
Banish closet & fridge odor
Put 2-3 tablespoons in a small muslin bag. Place in your closet or refrigerator. You’ll be amazed at the amount of odor it absorbs!
How do you use charcoal in your daily life? Let us know in the comments!
Waking up to hair that looks fresh, but has an unpleasant odor is a common problem many of us face. Here 4 common causes you may not know could be making your hair smell:
Stripping the natural oils from your hair too often can lead to an overproduction of oil from the scalp, leading to an unpleasant odor.
This is a common skin condition characterized by a dry flaky scalp. To make up for the dryness that your scalp is experiencing, the body produces excess oil, which causes odorous hair.
When we are overstressed, the hormones in our body tend to fluctuate. We also sweat from a different type of sweat gland – known as the apocrine glands – when we are stressed than when we are overheated. These secrete a white, odorous substance that is secreted into the hair follicles on our underarms and scalp.
Day-old hair just doesn’t have the same clean smell as freshly washed hair. Our hair picks up odors from the environment, office, and restaurants, leaving our hair smelling less than ideal.
Banish Smelly Hair
Regardless of what causes your smelly hair, there is a quick easy fix that you probably haven’t heard of. The takesumi detox® overnight dry shampoo uses the power of time-activated charcoal to do the trick. Charcoal is known for its abilities to absorb and eliminate odor. Also scented with kaia naturals signature blend of essential oils, the overnight dry shampoo leaves your hair smelling as if you just washed it. Use it either overnight for maximum oil and sweat absorption OR during the day as a quick fix for odorous hair.
Read more on why you should be using your dry shampoo overnight here.