Posted in allergies, creativity

SASSY SACHETS (for the girl who’s allergic to everything)

I recently purchased a new dresser, much smaller and more realistic in size.  I have been waiting to move the items I want to into it, but it has not lost that “new” smell no matter what I put/spray in the drawer.  I really don’t want my clothes to smell like that.
Since I am allergic to most fragrances, simply putting any sachet in the drawer is risky for my sinuses.  So, one of the nights this week I was wide awake I pondered a solution.
Knowing that baking soda absorbs odors, I knew it would be the main ingredient.  What I didn’t have was something to put it in that would let it breathe and absorb without making a mess.
I was in Walgreen’s picking up yet another prescription and saw those little nylon ankle stockings in the little plastic balls 3 for $1.  I held up my prescription bottle and remembered I had several empty at home.
I could see the light go on over my head in the mirror above the product shelves.

1 empty prescription bottle (the bigger ones are better/easier)
1 pair of nylon crew or knee highs
3 tablespoons of baking soda
1 martini or other shallow, wide-mouthed glass/container
By the way, I did this without making a mess.

Stretch one of the nylons over the mouth of the martini glass.  Scoop 3 tablespoons of baking soda into the martini glass.  Take the nylon out of the glass and tie off the top.  Cut off the excess nylon.
Carefully stuff the soda-filled nylon into the prescription bottle.  Wrap the bottle with the second nylon so the top of the bottle is covered.
Notice you have not made a mess and tell yourself maybe Tamoxifen hasn’t completely eaten your brain!
I ran out of bottles believe it or not. I had thrown away quite a bit, so as a backup, I just wrapped the inner nylon with the outer nylon and set it on a paper towel just in case.
I will update when I can tell how well they work.
* Yes, I know they have those nifty boxes of baking soda that you can rip the side off and it breathes, but those were too big and I felt those were overkill for these tiny drawers!


I seek to live, breathe & work creatively. Late bloomer. I survived breast cancer and so much more. I will meet each challenge w/determination, badassery & sass!

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