Make Your RV Smell Amazing with DIY Deodorizers!

June 13,2024

Is your RV smelling a bit stale? Whether you forgot to take anything out of the fridge or that wet camping trip left your RV with a musty odour you can’t get rid of, we have the right DIY deodorizers for you!

You can always buy a label air freshener and start spraying, but do you really know what you’re spraying into your lungs? Try some of these easy-to-make DIY deodorizers made with natural components.


Using your RV oven to bake a great batch of cookies or brownies is the easiest way to make your RV smell amazing. Alternatively, fill a saucepan halfway with water and add whatever aromas you choose, such as citrus fruits, herbs, extracts, or even a fragrant tea bag. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for as long as you wish, adding liquid as it evaporates. Keep in mind that by employing this method, you’ll be introducing moisture to the air within the RV, so use a dehumidifier while doing so to avoid RV condensation.

Try some of the scents we’ve listed below, or get imaginative and create your own!

Autumnal Wonderland

1 orange, sliced

Cinnamon sticks (5)

2 tblsp. whole garlic cloves

Coconut from the tropics

1 tablespoon extract de coco

1 lime, sliced

Half-fill a mason jar with baking soda.

12 drops of essential oil of your choice

Use a cheesecloth or mesh to cover the top of your jar, add a ribbon or bow to fasten the cover and jazz it up.

A Few Essential Oils Can be Harmful to Animals

If you have pets in your RV, check if the essential oil you plan to use in your deodorizer is safe to use around them. Animals can be poisoned by eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, cinnamon, citrus, peppermint, pine, and other essential oils. Keep in mind that your pet’s sense of smell may be stronger than yours, so what smells nice to you may be overbearing and hazardous to your pet.

Bad Smells Can Be Prevented Before They Begin

Taking good care of your RV, keeping it clean, and removing unpleasant odours before they smell awful is the key.

Keep your RV clean by regularly emptying the trash and never smoking inside. When the weather permits, open your windows and utilise the kitchen and bathroom ventilation systems to remove moisture and aromas. Vacuuming and washing carpets and upholstery on a regular basis also helps keep your RV squeaky clean and prevent musty odours. Imagining a trip in your newly bought RV? Make it happen. Connect with VIsion R.V. Corporation.