Let's face it. When you have pets, your house can get pretty smelly. With 5 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 rats (Tyrone the aquatic snail doesn't smell too much in his aquarium) odors can pile on pretty fast, but the usual cleaning products are filled with chemicals that can irritate our pets' respiratory system and even cause allergic reactions. We have recently found a great brand called Fresh Wave® who's changing the way us pet parents make our home smell a bit better!
Fresh Wave® isn't in the business of air fresheners, they are in the business of natural odor removal. No chemicals, just water, and plant extracts manufactured in Rising Sun, Indiana. They have many different products for any kind of stinky room or item you may have. They gave us their Odor Removing Spray, Gel, and Packs to try out!
|"Mmm..the smell of fresh air!"|
So all Fresh Wave products have these basic natural ingredients: water, plant extracts from lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove, and cedarwood. No chemicals, alcohol, or synthetic fragrances! And what's great is that it is completely safe to use with pets or kids and Phthalate free.
For the Odor Removing Spray, you can use this pretty much anywhere you need it. Stinky shoes? Shirt smell funny? If you have pets, you can use it to remove odors in pet beds, quickly clean the air of pet smell, or even freshen up the pet toys.
We have three dog beds in my room that Jada, Bailey, and Shipoopi use frequently. These can get pretty stinky after a while since this is their go-to spot when in my room. After taking a deep sniff of one of the most favorite bed I concluded that there was indeed a strong dog smell, haha. But I took the Fresh Wave Odor Removing Spray and gave the bed a few spritzes. The smell was better instantly! This would be a great option if you suddenly have guests coming over and don't have time to wash all the dog beds.
The odor removing gel is great for large rooms or a place that will be continuously smelly like a litter box. Unlike other similar products, it is non-toxic! No worries about Fido getting into it.
We decided to put ours in the living room where most of the dogs gather. It isn't a super strong scent (I guess it would depend on the size of the room) but it gives a subtle scent for 30-60 days.It is definitely better than the lingering scent of wet dog and the gel disappears over time!
I think out of all of these products we tested, the Odor Removing Packs are my favorite! Theses are powerful little bags that you put in small areas to remove smells. You can use them in shoes, cars, trash cans, bags, anywhere small and stinky!
My girls travel with me a lot in the car and it can smell just like a dog after a while! I popped one of the packs in a cup holder and the next day I drove around in a car that smells SO much better! I used to use a lot of air fresheners, but they really don't last that long to me, but these will last 30-60 days.
I also put one in my closet which began to smell like rat food since that's where I store it. Now it is so nice to open the door and smell that Fresh Wave scent!
|"Can we go on a ride now?"|
In a Nutshell...
- Fresh Wave® products are manufactured in Indiana and remove odors naturally with the power of natural plant oils and water.
- The have many products to choose from like the spray, gel, and packs
- Each one has different ways of using it, but they all work really well in removing odors and not just masking them.
- My favorite feature is that all the products are non-toxic, even to pets!
- You can find Fresh Wave at your local Target store and online on their website (They ship anywhere in the U.S. and you get free shipping for orders over $60)
I think Fresh Wave is a great product to use if worry about the cleaning products you use around your pets. Harsh chemicals are not good for them and allergies and irritation can arrise from their use, so going for something with minimal ingredients, but still very effective is the way to go!
Something to point out is that I used the spray in my room where my rats' cage is. Rats have very sensitive respiratory systems (so sensitive that an air freshener made them sick when they were young) so I was cautious to not use it too much, but they haven't had any problems with it at all. Definitely a plus in my book!
|Fresh air brings fresh smiles!|
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This includes 1 of each item reviewed here (spray, packs, and gel) plus a $1 off coupon you can use at Target!
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