You can only relax and unwind when the house smells good. Unfortunately, our apartments are not always filled with fresh aromas. Real life always makes its own adjustments, and not all natural smells are pleasant. But there are several secrets that will keep the fragrance and freshness for a long time. Here are the top tricks to help you with this delicate matter.
Homemade air freshener
An unexpected solution for a great scent. In a plastic bottle with cooking spray, simply mix a quarter cup of scenting liquid, 4 tablespoons of baking soda, and a glass of boiling water. Now you can freshen up the smell of curtains, sofa, rug or other textile surfaces that are difficult to wash. Friends will torture you with questions about how you manage to achieve such freshness in your home!
It is not necessary to buy “Christmas trees” or other synthetic car fragrances that are boring to everyone. Take your favorite essential oil and apply a few drops to a regular wooden clothespin. The same trick can be done in an apartment by attaching a clothespin close to the ventilation. The house will be filled with a wonderful natural aroma, which, among other things, can perfectly cheer you up.
Refresh your air filters
Another great place to apply essential oils is in your air conditioner or air heater filters. Instead of buying artificial flavors that only imitate or enhance the scents of essential oils, use the oils themselves! The house will have a great scent and your budget will benefit.
Natural refrigerator odor absorber
Even the smells of fresh food in the refrigerator can create very strange compositions when combined with each other. Not to mention the products forgotten and not thrown away in time … Therefore, it will not be superfluous to place in the lower chamber the peel of any citrus fruit, filled with coarse table salt. Such a freshener will save the refrigerator from the musty smell.
Fruit essence for the room
Citrus fruits and spices go well not only in a tea or cocktail, but also in a natural flavor for the room. In order for the aroma to fill the whole house, the mixture must be heated on the stove or in a double boiler. Herbs such as rosemary, bay leaves, cloves and thyme go well with orange, lemon and grapefruit.
Great decoration for the kitchen, which is very easy to make yourself. For such a flavor, you need to prepare an unsweetened thick jelly based on a decoction of citrus fruits and spices. When the mixture has cooled, add a few drops of essential oils to it. Pour the jelly into jars, along with fruits and spices. In addition to fruit, jars of jelly can be filled with pine needles, cones and other natural materials.
Deodorant for home
Sometimes it is necessary to add a pleasant smell pointwise to the most problematic places, for example, a trash can or a basket of dirty laundry. In this case, balls based on soda, with the addition of essential oils, will help. For a deodorant, 2 cups of baking soda is mixed with a glass of distilled water and a bottle of any essential oil is added. Lavender or any citrus is best. Fill ice cube trays with the mixture and let the air freshener dry. If necessary, just add one bomb to the trash bag.
A simple but very effective method to fill your apartment with great scent. Place regular candles in a jar filled with coffee beans. When heated, the beans will release essential oils, and the smell of fresh coffee will spread throughout the room. Even in the evening, enjoy your favorite scent without the danger of disrupting your sleep.
Refresh your carpets
Oftentimes, a stale carpet gives the room an unpleasant odor. Plain baking soda, to which you can add some essential oil if desired, can help dry your carpets. To enhance the effect, you can add ground dry lemon zest. Spread the mixture over the carpet, let it sit for a few minutes, and then vacuum it. After such cleaning, not only unpleasant odors will go away, but also some stains and dirt.
Using this method, you can not only kill the unpleasant smell, but neutralize it. Add a few tablespoons of baking soda to a regular multicooker and start the shortest program. The lid must be open or not closed securely. To enhance the effect, you can add any natural flavor to the baking soda.