Unpleasant odors in your home can come from a variety of sources. Strong odors from kitchen, the presence of mold and mildew or animals in need of a bath can contribute towards a less than pleasant smelling home. You must determine the origin of the scent in order to eliminate it completely. Otherwise they are just masking the smell. Once the odor-causing material has been removed, natural building materials you may already have in your pantry will remove the odor by absorbing and neutralizing it.
- Fill small bowls with white vinegar. Set bowls in any room with strong odors to neutralize and eliminate odor. Leave the vinegar glasses in your room for at least 24 hours.
- Sprinkle baking soda over a carpet, upholstery, and pet bedding to eliminate strong odors embedded in surfaces that cannot be washed. Baking soda absorbs odors as it is found on the surface at night. Breathe in the baking soda the next day.
- Pour 1/2 cup each of white vinegar and baking soda into a bucket of warm water. Use the natural cleaner and deodorant to wash surfaces such as walls, floors, and hard-surface furniture to eliminate odors caused by smoke. Rinse surfaces with a damp cloth and then dry them with another cloth.
- Place the cinnamon sticks, whole clove broken and a couple of drops of vanilla extract on the toes of an old pair of socks. Tie the end of the pantyhose and place it inside the hot air outlet. Each time the heating or air conditioning is switched on, the smell of vanilla is absorbed breathes into the atmosphere.
Tips & Warnings
- Place the activated charcoal powder in bowls and use them to remove odors from small rooms or cabinets.
- Shake a rag moistened with vinegar around to remove any fresh odors in your home.
- Boil white vinegar or lemon juice on the stove to eliminate odors in the air.