An absorbent article (38) is disclosed for absorbing and retaining human exudate. The article includes an absorbent (40) having a first surface facing the body of a user and a second surface aligned approximately opposite to the first surface. A liquid-impermeable baffle (42) is positioned adjacent to at least the second surface of the absorbent (40) while a fluid permeable cover (44) is positioned adjacent to at least the first surface of the absorbent (40). A deodorizing mixture (48) is positioned within the article and is positioned to remain dry for a substantial period of time. The mixture is an anhydrous, non-buffer blend of acidc, basic and pH neutral odor absorbing particles.