Sometimes you walk into someone’s house and you are just blown away by the wonderful scent. The smell is not too strong, but not too soft either. But how did that happen? It may be that the resident has scented candles or uses a house spray to make it smell nice. However, such a spray does contain substances that can be harmful to the lungs and overall health. Here are some natural alternatives to make your entire house smell great.
All you need for a nice scent is a glass mason jar with lid, baking soda and some essential oil. Fill the jar with baking soda and the essential oil, and close the jar with a piece of cheese cloth and the outer-ring of the lid. This will absorb all nasty smells, keeping your house nice and fresh.
Take a small pot of water and bring it to a low simmer. Add one lemon, some rosemary and a tablespoon of vanilla extract, and allow this to stay at a really low simmer on your stove all day. Keep adding water as needed.
Add a few drops of essential oils to the inside of your toilet paper roll. Each time someone turns the roll to get toilet paper, you’ll get a really nice smell of essential oil. Great for when guests come over!
Move still air by ventilating. For example, open the window for at least one hour every day. After you have opened two windows against each other for a moment, that musty smell is gone and it smells wonderfully fresh.
Clean the filter of your vacuum cleaner regularly (we recommend to do this every week.) A filter that has not been cleaned for a long time can spread a foul odor through your house.
Do not hang wet laundry inside to dry. Can’t you do it anywhere else? Then open as many windows, doors or ventilation grilles as possible to provide adequate ventilation.
Do you have pets that shed? Wash your dog occasionally with dog shampoo. For example, dog hairs or hairs from your cat that end up under the couch or in a corner where you – do not regularly come with your vacuum cleaner create a musty smell.