The Spring Green #5: Fresh Wave Natural Odor Neutralizers Review and Giveaway (Ends 3/31) CLOSED

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Posted by Dina N

There are some smells that I love to be around: freshly baked bread, chocolate chip cookies, warm banana nut bread. Most other smells from cooking, I prefer confined to the plate. Especially sea food, meat, cabbage, and most dishes that stink up the house long after we are done with the meal! And it seems everything absorbs the smell: air, walls, carpets, furniture.

I am not very fond of using air fresheners because I am concerned about the chemicals they contain. I was excited to come across a company that helps us minimize unpleasant smells - naturally! Fresh Wave's products are efficient, effective and safe for any green home. Unlike most common, chemical air fresheners, which are designed to mask unwanted smells, Fresh Wave® is created for odor elimination. Fresh Wave offer Sprays, Crystal Gels, Candles, Vacuum Pearls, Laundry Multi-Purpose Additive, Carpet Shake and Pearl Packs for non-toxic odor elimination without the use of perfumes or fragrances.

I had the opportunity to try out three Fresh Wave Odor Neutralizing products:  Carpet Shake, Multi-Purpose Additive, and Candle.The Fresh Wave Odor Neutralizing Carpet Shake is a powder that comes in a 6 oz container. Its active ingredients are natural extracts of lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove, cedarwood, soya and soda bicarbonate. All you have to do is shake some on the carpet, wait 10 minutes, and vacuum. If you need a stronger odor elimination, brush it in. I found the carpet shake very effective - both on my carpets and the car upholstery. The areas I used it were refreshed, with a faint trace of woodsy aroma that was gone by the next day. The powder did not leave any scent in the room or car. This product is safe to use around pets and people - but since this is not food, keep the little ones away from the treated area until you have finished vacuuming.

The Fresh Wave Odor Neutralizing Multi-Purpose Additive has many uses in odor elimination. Here are a few ideas from the company's website:

Does your front-load washing machine smell? Are cleaning chemicals stinking up your house? Could your garbage can use a good scrubbing? Think the dishwasher needs a washing? How about extracting odor from carpeting? You can eliminate all of these odor concerns and hundreds more with our multi-purpose cleaning additive.

I used the sample of Multi-Purpose Additive to wash my car's floor mats, and was very happy with the results. Similarly to the effect carpet shake had on my carpets, the mats were freshened up without residual smells.

My favorite product from the three I tested was the candle. For years, I've used candles in our home to minimize undesirable smells. While many candles I've tried do have a nice aroma, they are not very effective in getting rid of smells. I found the Fresh Wave Odor Neutralizing Candle very effective in getting rid of lingering cooking odors. I was making salmon burgers that night, and it effectively neutralized the odor of fish that usually seems to get in every corner of the house - even with the doors closed. The candle is made of soy wax, soya, and natural extracts of lime, pine needle, aniseed, clove, and cedarwood. It comes in a 6.25 jar and provides 40 hours of burn time. I think it's great that the jar has a lid for easy storage and portability. And while the actual candle has the natural scent of its ingredients and smells mostly like pine, it did not perfume my house with a pine scent - just eliminated the cooking odors.

You can find out more about the company and its products on their site, Facebook page, YouTube, and Twitter.

The Giveaway
The people over at Fresh Wave are generously giving away a soy candle just like the one I received to three (3) lucky readers of this blog!

To enter, please take a look at the Fresh Wave products and tell me what interests you the most.

For extra entries, feel free to do any or all of the following:
  • subscribe to the Fresh Wave newsletter (left side of the page) and get 2 entries;
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "Win 1 of 3 odor neutralizing natural soy candles from Fresh Wave! #giveaway ends 3/31 @fresh_wave @aitmama #win http://tinyurl.com/yjf7tt7"
  • follow Fresh Wave on twitter;
  • go here and here (updated 3/17) for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is March 31, 2010, 11:59pm EST. Three winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen. Open to those with mailing addresses in the U.S. The winners will receive their prizes directly from the sponsor.

* Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received free product samples to facilitate my review. This post reflects my personal opinion and experience with the products which may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.

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  1. Laura said...

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  15. afineday said...

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  16. Cheryl B said...

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  17. Cheryl B said...

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  36. grossman_stacy said...

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  37. Rachel said...

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  42. Joline said...

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  43. Joline said...

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  44. Joline said...

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  45. Joline said...

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  46. Domestic Diva said...

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  47. Nikki said...

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  48. Nikki said...

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  49. Nikki said...

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  55. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  56. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  74. Trung Nguyen said...

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  83. Cheryl B said...

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  84. Cheryl B said...

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  85. Cheryl B said...

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  87. Jay said...

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  88. Nikki said...

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  89. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  100. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  101. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  102. LLL with Leslie said...

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  103. LLL with Leslie said...

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  109. LLL with Leslie said...

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  110. LLL with Leslie said...

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  112. Nikki said...

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  113. ms mel said...

    the Fresh Wave® Pet Shampoo looks good and it's something that is always used over here, and thank you for the chance!

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  114. ms mel said...
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  115. ms mel said...

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  116. ms mel said...

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  117. ms mel said...

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  133. etirv said...

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  135. etirv said...

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  136. Anonymous said...

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  142. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  143. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  144. Lindsey said...

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  147. janetfaye said...

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  148. janetfaye said...

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  149. janetfaye said...

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  150. afineday said...

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  152. Anonymous said...

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  153. Julie said...

    i really need one of these candles we just bought a house that smells like moths balls so this would definitely help

  154. Nothing of the Sort said...

    I want to try the The Crystal Gel
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  155. Nothing of the Sort said...

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  156. Nothing of the Sort said...

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  162. Angela said...

    Their kitchen soy candle interests me!
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  163. Angela said...

    I follow fresh wave on twitter under ChildrensNook

  164. Angela said...

    I entered the Glass soy candle giveaway
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  165. Angela said...

    I entered the Peter Rabbit organics giveaway
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  166. Angela said...

    I entered the Ecover Diswashing products giveaway
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  167. etirv said...

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  168. etirv said...

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  169. etirv said...

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  170. halljanene said...

    Subscribed to Fresh Wave email...thanks!

  171. halljanene said...

    I'm most interested in the Home Spray...thanks!

  172. halljanene said...

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  173. halljanene said...

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  174. halljanene said...

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  175. halljanene said...

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  176. Nicole said...

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  177. Khrys { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

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  178. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  179. I am Lee-Ann... said...

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  180. mandala said...

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  181. mandala said...

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  182. mandala said...

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  183. mandala said...

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  186. mandala said...

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  187. mandala said...

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  188. mandala said...

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  189. mandala said...

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  190. afineday said...

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  191. janetfaye said...

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  196. janetfaye said...

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  197. janetfaye said...

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  198. janetfaye said...

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  199. janetfaye said...

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  200. janetfaye said...

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