Home fragrance: from smoke to the smell of frying, little tricks and useful tips to eliminate bad smells at home with ingredients that are easily available at home.
Let's face it! In addition to ensuring hygiene in the home, we like to have a fragrant home. A rather difficult undertaking when we are dealing with certain smells that we just cannot easily eliminate… especially in the kitchen.
If you are looking for cheap and do-it-yourself ways to make your home fragrant you are in the right place. On this page we will suggest some tricks on how to perfume your home in an effective and decisive way.
How to neutralize bad smells
Several types of odor neutralizers are readily available on the market but they have a cost. Fortunately, we can make DIY odor catchers at home thanks to the use of very common ingredients; this is the case of sodium bicarbonate, charcoal, vinegar ...
To neutralize bad smells, just get small containers, pour a little baking soda and a few drops of lemon. Arrange these jars in various corners of the house near the areas most prone to bad smells. However, be careful to keep them out of the reach of children.
Vegetable charcoal is also a very good option against bad odors. Its effectiveness in neutralizing strong odors, even those of mold, has been proven. For it to be effective, the coal needs to be changed often. It is easily available online or in supermarkets.
Water and white vinegar
To eliminate bad smells from cooking food, we can use vinegar. Just pour water and white vinegar in equal parts into a bowl. Add some aromatic leaves or citrus peel. Place the bowl in the kitchen while you cook. It is a remedy indicated in any room of the house .... very effective against the smell of smoke
Perfume your home with natural air fresheners
Those who love DIY can prepare an air freshener to perfume the home. Just pour 15 drops of lavender vinegar into a sprayer full of water and mix the ingredients thoroughly.
This compound is really effective against bad odors. All you have to do is do a few little sprinkles in various corners of the house. Alternatively, you can pour the mixture into a container to be placed near the windows; it will be the same current to circulate the perfume and thus neutralize odors in the house.
Scent your home with fresh flowers
There are many flowers that are very suitable for perfuming the home, such as gardenias, geraniums, orchids, jasmines or freesias. Just arrange the flowers in a vase with water and you will see how to make the environment fragrant.
Natural deodorants to perfume the house
To eliminate bad odors we can use natural vanilla deodorants, especially if you have pets at home. Just place a cotton ball soaked in a few drops of vanilla essence in a bowl. Add a few drops of vanilla essence at least every 6 hours.
To neutralize bad smells in the kitchen you can make a pine compound. Just boil three pine needles, two bay leaves and a pinch of nutmeg. To keep the aroma longer, boil over low heat.
We can also use orange to make an air freshener. Just open an orange in two, empty it and fill the zest with coarse salt. Place the orange in a container, taking care that the salt does not spill!
Another do-it-yourself deodorant can be made with the use of rosemary. Just boil some rosemary for an hour, add some lemon slices and a few drops of vanilla essence. Once prepared, it is very effective for several days.
An aspect not to be overlooked is to ventilate the house. Don't forget to ventilate all the rooms of the house every day. 10 minutes a day are enough to change the air and eliminate bad smells. Make sure there is electricity in the house when you open the windows. In this way the bad smells will disappear more effectively.