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Smoke Odor

Smoke Odor

Do you know how to get rid of the smoke odor from a fireplace insert? The smell wafts into the room, even after the ashes are removed. I have tried placing backing soda in there, but it does not seem to help. Thanks.

Washing soda works wonder on smoke and soot. I use washing soda to clean the glass window on our wood stove; it works like magic. Depending on how sooty the situation, combine 1/4 cup washing soda or more to 1/2 gallon of water. For really bad situations use a thick, wet, washing soda paste. When you use a strong washing soda mixture, it will need a lot of rinsing. You need to wear gloves when using washing soda because the mineral is slightly caustic. It is also strong enough to peel wax off a floor, so spot test if you are using this mixture on any finished surface.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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7:50PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thank you for info.

7:49PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Thank you for info.

1:19PM PST on Feb 15, 2013

good to know

1:38AM PST on Feb 15, 2013


9:09AM PST on Nov 14, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:37AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

thanks for the info

8:22AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

how about getting rid of cigarette smoke smells

3:39AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012


12:57AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Thanks for the information.

10:49AM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

will try it. Thanks

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