Asked on Mar 29, 2019

How to remove perfume odor from inside wood drawers?

by Dee

Bedroom chest of drawers has perfume odor that’s been in all of the drawers for years. How can odor be eliminated? Natural remedy works best for us.

  6 answers
  • Em Em on Mar 29, 2019

    Several things can help. Sunshine and fresh air, sitting the drawer in the sunlight for a day, stuffing the drawer with newspaper and add a bowl filled with baking soda let sit for about a week. Both absorb odor.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 29, 2019

    try rubbing inside of drawers lightly with some sand paper then cover with baking soda let sit at least 24hrs you'll need to take drawers out to do the sides and inside of dresser/under drawers in case it has been spilled/sprayed there ; try a light spritz with vinegar on inside of drawers;add a layer of activated charcoal in bottom of drawers then some brown packing paper over it let sit in drawers(get the activated charcoal online or at Aquarium/Reptile stores)

  • Angela Ley Angela Ley on Mar 29, 2019

    you could try cedar sachets or if drawers are empty put baking soda in containers and leave in open drawers

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 29, 2019

    I pour unscented kitty litter in drawers, close them up, leave for about 5 days. Clean out and wash out.

  • Wipe the inside with white vinegar. Sett in the sun for a day or two also helps. So does crumpled newspaper, baking soda, activated charcoal, kitty litter - the clay variety, bay leaves, fresh lavender. Lots of options, use what is easy and convenient for you.

  • Char Char on Mar 31, 2019

    A. Box of baking soda or odor eater canister will help neutralize the fragrance.