Vacuum Odor Eliminator: Rusty’s Cure

There once was a dog named Rusty.

No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It’s the real tale of a wonderful dog who led a wonderful life with a wonderful family. While Roger and Renee Ambrose have owned several dogs over the course of their nearly forty years of marriage, Rusty was that one dog who just seemed to fit into their family from the moment he came home.

Rusty had a good, long life, but as pet parents know, all good things must come to an end. After Rusty’s passing, the Ambrose’s took joy in remembering him. Turns out…he wasn’t easy to forget.

You see, Rusty was an Irish Setter; a breed more aptly named, Irish SHEDDERs. Rusty’s long, red hairs that once covered the home were gone with his passing, and yet it often still smelled as if he were just in the other room. To make things even more frustrating, every time Renee tried to vacuum the floors, upholstery, and draperies hoping to eliminate the smell, it got worse! What was happening? Would they ever be free to remember Rusty but forget his smell?

Rusty’s Cure combines the best of both worlds: a scientifically proven method of odor elimination and a refreshing, light scent.

And that’s where the real story begins.

Quickly, the family realized the odor was, in fact, within their central vacuum system. Although the bag and filter had been changed, the deep-set dog smell still lingered. Each time they vacuumed, the exhausted air filled the home with a fresh wave of stinky dog.

Renee’s search to eliminate the smell came up empty. Products she tried didn’t work or simply covered the stink with an equally obnoxious scent. Understanding the core science behind odor elimination from her many years in the cleaning industry, she set out to create a solution she knew would get the job done. And so, Rusty’s Cure (patent pending) was born.


How Does It Work?

Scientists have known for some time that activated charcoal is exceptionally powerful at eliminating smells. Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated to expand the carbon pores and allow for higher absorption of odors. It’s been commonly used in products like cat litter, trashcan receptacle deodorizers, and air purifiers. Air that is filtered through carbon (charcoal) is “cleaned” organically.

Rusty’s Cure includes 3 Cups of scented charcoal granules. The granules are infused with lavender, rosemary, and lemongrass essential oils to create a refreshing, clean scent that’s not too overpowering.

The granules are designed to be placed directly into your central vacuum canister or household vacuum bag. All pet owners have struggled with a smelly vacuum cleaner; one that exhausts pet smells as you try to tidy your home. By allowing the vacuumed air to be filtered through Rusty’s Cure, the room is left with clean floors and a clean nose!


The granules are small enough to be safely vacuumed into your bag or system but large enough to be contained within a mesh material.

Household Vacuum Cleaners – Place 1/2 Cup of Rusty’s Cure into the paper bag (this can be accomplished by simply vacuuming the granules.) Add another 1/2 Cup each month or with each bag change, whichever occurs first.

Central Vacuum Systems – Place 1 Cup of Rusty’s Cure directly into the dirt canister or paper bag depending on your unit. Replace each month or when the canister or bag is emptied, whichever occurs first.

Other Uses – To deodorize other areas such as mudrooms, shoe closets, sports bags, car interiors, diaper pails, laundry hampers, or anywhere else odors abound simply place 1/2 Cup of Rusty’s Cure into a mesh bag, hosiery sock, or opened container and leave it within the space. Change out monthly.






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