Vanilla extract is an excellent deodorizer because it does more than mask strong smells; it lifts odors and has natural antibacterial properties. To freshen up a microwave, fill a small bowl with water and a few drops of vanilla extract. Microwave on high until the water boils and let it steam the inside of the microwave. You can also put water into a spray bottle with vanilla extract and use it to lift odors out of the air, furniture and cushions. Just spray and breathe in the sweet, natural scent.
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