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For those avid hunters out there, you know the importance of being undetected by the deer. Once they catch a whiff of you, they’re gone and so are your chances for that perfect shot. There are many brands of scent killer on the market, but they can also come with a hefty price tag over time and years of use.
Why not make your own? This is a super simple recipe and one that we’ve had for a few years. Make up a batch and save some money at the same time.
Scent Block Recipe
2 cups Peroxide
2 cups distilled water
1/4 cup baking soda
1 ounce unscented shampoo (affiliate link)
Combine ingredients in a spray bottle, shake and spray as needed before you go hunting.
Can you really save money by making your own?
Let’s see how much money you can save by making your own scent killer with one batch of ingredients. If you were to purchase all of the ingredients at Walmart (with the exception of the unscented shampoo), here’s what you would spend:
- Peroxide, 16 ounce bottle = $1.58
- Distilled water, 1 gallon = $0.88
- Baking soda, 2 pound box = $2.00
- Unscented shampoo, 32 ounces = $8.99 (through Amazon)
- Total for all ingredients = $13.45
To make one batch, you would use:
- 2 cups of the peroxide (the entire container): $1.58
- 2 cups of the distilled water: $.12
- Baking soda (1/4 cup out of 2 pounds – that’s about 1/16th of the container): $.13
- 1 ounce of unscented shampoo (that’s 1/32 of the container): $.28
- Total PER BATCH: $2.11 (approximately 34 ounces total)
Scent Killer at WalMart is $6.88 for a 24 ounce container (about $.29 per ounce). But, if you make your own, it’s $2.11 for approximately 34 ounces (about $.06 per ounce).
The cost savings is there and most of these ingredients you probably already have at home…with the exception of the unscented shampoo.