Look: Simple Home Odor Control!

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Let's face it, no matter how hard we try, there are still places in the home that get stinky. Whether it's the kitchen trash, the laundry room or where Fido likes to hang out these areas aren't going anywhere anytime soon! There are all sorts of ways to end unwanted smells in your home on the market today, from sprays to air fresheners that plug into the wall. But why fill your home with unwanted chemicals when you could use something simpler? More after the jump!

posted originally from: AT:LA

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Not quite the most beautiful odor control you've ever seen, its benefits far outweight its appearance. Sumi charcoal is a substance used in all sorts of home applications. From water filtration and bacteria reduction, to reducing algae and even slowly releasing nutrients in gardening applications. Most importantly, it absorbs bad household smells!

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Not quite like the charcoal you might grill over, Sumi charcoal is made with certain types of hardwood (like cypress, oak, cedar or bamboo) in a clay kiln at high temperatures for many days. This process gives sumi charcoal its amazing features. Homeowners across the country are discovering this neat charcoal and using it as a simple way to absorb bad smells in the home! You can purcase sumi charcoal from online sources like Seasons.

Do you use sumi charcoal? Tell everyone how it benefits your home. Or, share your own simple odor control methods!

[Photo credit: Opening photos: From blog Richman Upon Thames, My-bad-dog.com, Flickr user helpme08; Sumi photos from seasonsintl.com; YogiDiy.com]

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.

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