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Old 12-27-2007, 08:03 PM   #1
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I want to put my embellishments in olive jars, but they reeeeek! how do I get the smell out, I don't want my embellies smelling like that!
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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Put it through the dishwasher. It should be pristine after its hot bath. Or, you could try a soak of water and baking soda.

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Did you try running them through the dishwasher on the long, hot, really dirty dishes cycle? Or, try soaking them in really hot water with a tad of bleach? Or consider only doing martini cards so you can tell everyone they're scented that way on purpose? Good luck because it sounds like a great idea!
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Just put a little dry baking soda in them and leave them open on the counter for a couple of days. That works for glass and most plastics.
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You might try vinegar in the jar with the lid closed for a few days.
The dishwasher or a thorough hand washing has always worked for me. That is - for the glass jar. The lid is really the culprit that holds strong odors. I wish I knew the *sure cure*! I haven't tried this on a jar, but you could put wadded newspaper in the jar and replace the lid. This works on plastic containers for me. I think the recommended time is a couple of days, but that never worked for me. I leave the container closed 1-2 weeks. Most of the time, the smell is gone after re-washing. Sometimes I have to re-do a second time. I'm talkin' ONION here.
I sure hope someone else will post the sure-cure formula!! I have several jars that I'd love to utilize... Fat pickle jars would be so cute with ribbon or primas!
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If you have any of those odour-eaters/moisture beaters that come in shoeboxes and the like - put them in there and pop them in the freezer for a couple of days. (or the baking powder would work too)

I used vegemite jars (and Im telling you that has to smell worse than olives LOL !!) and did that with them and they were perfect afterwards.
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I put mine (both lid and jar, separately) in the freezer for a couple of days. That seems to work for me.
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Did you try running them through the dishwasher on the long, hot, really dirty dishes cycle? Or, try soaking them in really hot water with a tad of bleach? Or consider only doing martini cards so you can tell everyone they're scented that way on purpose? Good luck because it sounds like a great idea!
LOL! This sounds like such a great idea!! Thanks for the laugh!!
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After I wash and dry my jars, I crinkle up newspaper and stuff in them pop on the lid and let them sit a few days, remove the paper and the smell is gone.
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An old Austrlian trick is to put a heaped teaspoon of baking soda in the jar and then add a dash of white vinegar, put the lid on quick and shake like crazy, then rinse well.

This also works well to get the smells out of things like a thermos thats had coffee in it. It also works a treat as a natural cleaner for bathrooms and sinks.

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Are you SURE the smell is in the jar, and not the lid. I really did not think that glass itself could "absorb" smell. If the lid has any kind of rubber to seal it, you will probably never get rid of that smell, at least that is my experience.
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BLEACH would have to work for sure. Have you tried this?
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