LIFESTYLE NEWS - You do not need expensive chemical products to make your home smell fresh and clean. There are a number of ways of getting rid of odours that come from household waste, shoes, food and air vents. If you want to freshen up your home with more natural fragrances, these hacks will definitely do the job:
Get rid of those musty bathroom smells
Your bathroom can be one of the biggest contributors to bad odours in your home. Depending on how your bathroom is built, there might be areas that carry mould or where not enough air comes in. Add some eucalyptus essential oil in a diffuser for your bathroom. The scent not only helps you relax, kills bacteria and also leaves a fresh smell in your bathroom.
Air purifiers can be the key to freshness
Air purifiers are an essential way of ensuring that the air in your house is purified. They are relatively inexpensive for something a little more long-term. Most of them contain essential oils like mint and lemon to keep your house smelling clean and fresh.
Use vanilla scented candles and coffee beans
If you love the smell of coffee, why not buy scented candles and coffee beans for your home. Put the coffee beans inside the scented candles for that all day latte smell. Scented candles are also good in lifting up the mood of a room and creating a great ambience, just make sure they’re placed away from places where children and pets can knock them over.
Dry shampoo for your smelly shoes
Sometimes sweaty feet create a bad odour in our shoes. The best way to clean your shoes and leave them smelling fresh is by using dry shampoo. Dry shampoo comes in the form of a spray and can get rid of odours quickly and make your feet sweat less.
Make your own air freshener
Simply dissolve 1/8 cup baking soda into 2 cups hot water. Add ½ cup lemon juice. Pour into a spray bottle, shake it up, and spray freshness into every room in your home.
Make your own garbage disposal cubes
Garbage disposal is probably the worst when it comes to bad odour, which is why you need a regular solution to keep the smell from permeating to other areas in your home. Mix some water, baking soda and essential oils into a cup. Pour into some ice-trays and add a slice of lemon in each cube. When it’s frozen you can drop a cube into your garbage disposal to manage the smell.