A Fresh Wave Review
**The Rocket Dog Blog received free product for this review. All opinions are solely mine and are not influenced by outside sources.**
All homes have odors. That is just a fact of life. I try really hard to keep my home odor free but lets face it, with three adult humans, three dogs and two cats that can be difficult. Enter Fresh Wave natural odor removing products!
First you should know that I honestly do not like many products that have a scent. I don’t have an allergy or anything, but I have been called a super smeller, so heavily scented products are a no go in my house. I have tried many different air fresheners, cleaning products and candles over the years, but so many of them have such a strong chemical scent that just hangs in the room without actually removing the smell I was trying to get rid of.
Like many people, our family has been working on integrating more and more natural products into our home and lives for a few years. When I first met the Fresh Wave people at the BlogPaws conference back in June, I was intrigued by the Fresh Wave family of products. They are all natural, made from water and the pure essential oils from plants. Hmm… sounds good but do they actually work? My answer to that is YES! Fresh Wave sent me three of their products to try out and review. I was able to try out the 15 oz Gel, the 8 oz Spray and the Fresh Wave Packs. I have used these products all over my house giving them a full and complete testing.
The two cat litter boxes in our home provide plenty of smells for testing. I placed the Gel container near the litter box in our master bedroom and the Spray next to the litter box in my husband’s office. So far so good. The Spray quickly eliminated any cat odor with just a few spritzes. The Gel helped to keep the room fresh all day, removing the litter box smell completely. I also used the Spray around the house, just spraying a few times in various rooms to freshen the air. Things get a little stale since we have had the house closed up and air conditioner on so much this summer.
Next, I placed a Packet in our kitchen trash can under the plastic bag. Success again! We take our trash out regularly but there is always that one food item that begins to stink right away. I don’t know about you, but I hate washing out my trash can and even with regular emptying, the can still has a smell to it. The packets have removed that problem. Love It!
I also placed Packets in my closet and laundry room. My husband is a runner, so we regularly have sweaty running clothes in the hamper. And, my dogs like to sleep in the closet on one of their many dog beds. You can imagine how hard it is to keep these areas smelling fresh. These Fresh Wave packets have done a great job without putting an overwhelming smell into a small space.
My 21 year old son has a “man cave” where he spends most of his time. This room is a 10 x 10 fully enclosed, air-tight container with a desk full of computers, a TV, gaming consoles and other assorted gaming paraphernalia. These electronics all together in one room put off a strange smell. Something like warm plastic and electrical wire. Add to that a testosterone laden natural young male smell and you have the “man cave”. When my son noticed how much the Gel was working around the litter box, without my knowledge he stole the container and put it in his room. OMG! It worked beautifully. I took the Gel back to try it in a different room and he actually stole it back because he liked the way it removed the odors in his space. He also liked that Fresh Wave doesn’t have a strong fragrance. I have tried putting plug in type air fresheners as well as candles in his room only to have him remove them because they were too much.
Our final test came about by accident yesterday. My son drives for the ride service Lyft. He was out last night and picked up a nice couple that was heading out for the evening. Unfortunately, they had the distinct smell of marijuana on them that permeated his car! (Yes, in Colorado it is legal, but that doesn’t make it smell any less!) So much so that he had to give up driving for the night. He came home and grabbed the Spray bottle and two of the Packets of Fresh Wave and proceeded to clear his car. It worked like a charm :).
The 15 oz Gel will continually freshen for 60 to 90 days. Though we did find that if you place it in front of a wind source, such as a fan it will disappear sooner. The Spray bottle obviously will vary on how long it lasts based on how you use it. The Packets come six to a bag and will last approximately 60 days. I only tried three of their products but Fresh Wave has many more available.
Fresh Wave natural odor removing products are made using natural ingredients – water and essential oils from limes, pine needles, aniseed, clove and cedar wood. These products don’t use synthetic perfumes or chemicals to mask the odors. They are also alcohol free and 100% phthalate free. Fresh Wave gathers their ingredients from sources all over the world but they manufacture their products right here in the United States in Rising Sun, Indiana. Fresh Wave is safe to use around your family and pets. I would still warn you not to let anyone furry or human eat these products – just sayin’.
Where can I get these fabulous product you ask? Well, Fresh Wave has their own web site and they are also available exclusively at Target stores. I hope that this review was helpful to you and that you will give Fresh Wave natural odor remover products a try for yourself.
Hey I have an idea! Rocket Dog Blog and Fresh Wave is holding a giveaway!!! Yes that’s right a FREE giveaway for a set of Fresh Wave natural odor removing products. Here is what you can win …
- A 15 oz container of odor removing Gel
- A 8 oz bottle of odor removing Spray
- A 6 count bag of odor removing Packets
Wow! That’s a lot of product. Follow the instructions below. Winner will be contacted via e-mail.