No matter how clean your home is, scents inevitably come from many unexpected places. Too many aisles in stores are devoted to air fresheners, scented cleaners, candles and wax melts, but you don’t have to rush out and buy special products.
Instead, read about these 7 ways we have prepared for you
All you need are a few basic supplies to erase bad odors and replace them with the scents you love.
1. Tuck little air fresheners throughout your home
These adorable air freshener jars are easy to create and easy to tuck wherever you need a clean scent. From bathrooms to interior cabinets, they don’t just mask odors. A layer of baking soda absorbs bad odors, while Downy Unstoppables give off a fresh, clean scent. You can even use wax to melt sprinkles or a drop or two of essential oil.
2. Absorb bad odors
You shouldn’t just cover up odors – they will come back often. Instead, help draw bad odors out of the air without adding extra odors with this simple technique. Add baking soda and water to your crockpot. Leave the lid off and let simmer on low for as long as necessary – just make sure it doesn’t run dry.
3. Get rid of musty furniture smells
Older pieces of furniture can still give off a musty odor even after cleaning. To thoroughly remove furniture odors, try a dual approach. Fill a few small bowls with baking soda, then place them on shelves and inside of drawers. Leave to stand for a few days or until the smell disappears. Then use white or apple cider vinegar to wipe down the outside and inside of the piece. When the smell of vinegar vanishes, so will the musty odors.
4. Refill your plug-in
Maybe your plug-in air freshener has simply run out and you didn’t buy a replacement. You don’t have to with this simple air freshener hack. Simply fill the bulb with about half of your favorite essential oil. Then fill to the top with water. In just a few minutes, your accessory is back to filling your air with the scents you love.
5. Hang a teabag
Tea leaves naturally absorb odor and clean the air. The stinky is no match for a few tea bags hung from hooks. You can also slide them into gym bags, stinky sneakers, and smelly lunch boxes. For a special touch, try mint tea for a fresh scent.
6. Eliminate pet odors
Dogs and cats have their own special smells, especially if they have minor accidents. This homemade pet odor remover is inexpensive and effective. Just mix together 1 part Listerine mouthwash with 2 parts water in a large spray bottle. Spray generously over smelly areas and allow to dry. There will be no more pet scents with this practical trick!
7. Create your own fabric spray
Fabric sprays are great for adding a fresh scent to your furniture, pillows, carpets, and curtains. This homemade fabric spray uses only a few drops of essential oil, a little baking soda, and water. Just give a good mix and spray wherever you need a little inspiration.