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  1. Kirsten 1
    Kirsten Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 9:44 am |

    Thanks for answering my questions all in one place Sara! We’ve been using the black beans I made. Although my first batch was a little bland I just threw some salt in with the cooked beans when I froze them. This helped quite a bit.

    Now, how to I get the gross smell out of my car from the spilled milk from two years ago?

  2. Lane' 3
    Lane' Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 9:18 pm |

    Sara – these are great! I’m hoping to encourage reader added questions, too. You’ve done a great job here! I especially love the tips about beans. I need to eat more of them and only buy them in bulk to save money, use less waste and because cans are lined with BPA.

    @Kristen: Baking powder and vinegar work wonders so Sara is right on how to help get rid of the scent. If you’re looking for a good way to help keep your car smelling good, without buying those “vintage Christmas trees” (which are also toxic), try putting an old wash rag or old t-shirt with a few drops of essential oil under your car seat. Tea tree oil, lavender, lemon or peppermint all work well (or a combination of all). They have antibacterial properties, too.

    1. Kirsten 4
      Kirsten Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 10:44 pm |

      I tire the washcloth trick a while back but apparently my car stench was too much for any sort of hiding games. I ended up soaking cotton balls with essential oils and putting them in the main car vents. It’s still smells like dirty socks when I get in the car but as soon as the heat is on it smells like a bouqet of flowers.

      1. Lane' 5
        Lane' Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 at 9:34 pm |

        Ah yes, I’ve heard of the cotton ball method, too, but I’ve never tried it. Glad to hear it offers some relief!

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