Updated: Aug 28
What can I use to remove odors?
You probably already have many items in your house to eliminate odors! Are you the type to have fresh cut flowers in your table? Do you buy citrus fruits?
Yes, store bought air fresheners are fast and convenient BUT have you looked into what you are releasing into the air?
Remember the 3 Rs? (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Well lets remember to REDUCE the use of commercial air fresheners. Choose for a natural option that won’t affect your pets or children.
Start worrying less of the long-term effects of exposed chemicals into your air. I will provide 7 alternatives to removing odors in your home. Eucalyptus
Are you a fan of a good breath of fresh air? Me too! Rather than running to buy Febreze get yourself Eucalyptus. A eucalyptus plant is a great option to place in your home. It is a very popular choice to hang eucalyptus in your shower. Eucalyptus is known for it’s sinus clearing power! Pomanders
Now, the following is an air freshener that has been used throughout the ages. If you have never heard of Pomanders then now it’s the time! What is a pomander? Think of an orange punched with cloves. Make a fun activity to do a pomander if you have children. Choose your style a poke some style into your air freshener! A pomander is one of the easiest tricks as the orange dries due to the punctured cloves, it will release a sweet aroma that will linger. Roses
Did your significant other give you roses? Do not fret! It’s okay if you don’t have fresh cut roses. You can use Rose Oil and mix with Water to make Rose Water. You can place the rose water in a spray bottle and spritz around the area you wish to freshen. Fresh Cut Flowers
Fresh flowers are the pricier version of an air freshener. The only recommendation I can give is to choose flowers that can clean the air around you. Try Tulips! They are known to purify the air. Yes, roses are beautiful but other flowers have a greater purpose indoors. Potpourri
We all know someone who has it or maybe you already have some at home. Potpourri is a classic air freshener. Have a bowl and throw in your favorite scents and let the fun begin. Combine potpourri with your favorite essential oil to make the scent linger and last longer. Vinegar
Is there a way to neutralize musty odors or cigarette smoke? Yes! Use Vinegar! Use a small dish and pour white distilled vinegar. Place the small dish in a secure place and allow the air to circulate. Lemon
Did you happen to crave fish and cooked it at home? Now you have a room smelling like fish. Take a lemon and simmer it in a pan of water. Add cloves to the pan and simmer it for 10 minutes to rid the odor of fish!
We do all of our best to eliminate odors from our indoors. Masking odors with commercial air fresheners will simply add more chemicals to the air. Instead aim to use alternative that are more natural. Find an opportunity to make your home smell different and worry less of spraying around.