Not to get too graphic here, but we’ve all had times when we’ve really wished we had some air freshener but didn’t. Traveler’s tummy, Montezuma’s Revenge, seasickness, the cat’s litter box or just the catch of the day can result in some less than ideal smells on the boat.
Reader Diane Dashevsky wrote me just the other day that her husband hit upon a great “emergency” air freshener: denture tablets.
They always keep denture tablets on hand for cleaning (so do I — read more about this here) and Al just tossed a couple into a small bowl of water and set the bowl in the sink in case it sloshed.
One of the main ingredients in denture tablets is baking soda (bicarbonate of soda), which is a great odor absorber. And the fizzy-ness helps to release the “fresh mint” into the air.
We had fish for dinner last night and so I tried this. While it didn’t take the fish smell totally away, there was a noticeable imrovement very quickly. So while I may still keep some air freshener on hand, I now have a backup plan if we’re out!