Need to know how to deodorize kitchen items?
You’ll find my answer on Page 40 in the “Woman’s World” national magazine:
In the June 1, 2020 edition:
Couple of things to note:
There was NO mention of popsicles in the email thread that I had with the freelance reporter who contacted me in January. She was doing a story on using food for unusual tasks — specifically “mustard packets” from fast-food restaurants. She found my blog post: How to deodorize — using mustard powder.
(It works for arm pits, too!)
So, I went to a fast-food joint to get —and then test— a mustard packet, and it worked. The paragraph I gave her got distilled down to 2 sentences — AND — they added the popsicle info. LOL!
Here’s the info I sent to her:
- 1 packet of mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon water
Rub the entire surface with this mixture, let sit for a couple of minutes and rinse.
Why this works:
Enzymatic action occurs when mustard is mixed with water and will neutralize odor compounds. The mustard flavor and odor will then evaporate after the enzyme action stops, in a few minutes.