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5 Natural Ways To Absorb Bad House Odors

The only thing homeowners like more than a clean house is one that also smells amazing. Although many store-bought products claim to provide a fresh aroma for your place, most only mask bad odors and are made of chemicals that can be harmful in the long run. So, are there alternatives that are safe for your household while being effective? The answer is yes, and here you’ll find five different natural (and cheaper) options you can choose from!

Option #1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is a versatile gem—a kitchen essential, an effective cleaner, and a powerful deodorizer!

As a deodorizer, it works perfectly to freshen up appliances’ interiors. Just sprinkle some baking soda into a shallow dish and place it inside your fridge or oven—you can even try it in your trash can! In one to three days, the odors will vanish, leaving a fresh scent that can last for months.

Pro-tip: Mix baking soda with a couple of drops of essential oils for a DIY air freshener with an extra burst of fragrance.

Option #2. Pomander Balls

Pomander balls not only make your home smell citric fresh but also add a decorative touch. Best of all, they’re quick and easy to make! Take some cloves and stick them all around an orange’s surface in any pattern you like. Once done, sprinkle a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg over it for added scent. Make a few and place them around your home for a delightful fragrance!

Option #3. Simmer Pot

A simmer pot, or stovetop potpourri, is a wonderful blend of ingredients and water that creates a lovely aroma. Combine two cinnamon sticks, half a cup of fresh cranberries, a tablespoon of whole cloves, and a sliced orange in a pot filled with water. Then, place the pot on the stove over medium heat until it simmers. As it steams, you’ll notice the fragrance filling the air. If you want the aroma in a specific room, carefully pour the liquid into a bowl to place it anywhere you want.

Option #4. Houseplants

Indoor plants not only bring a pop of color and freshness to your home but also emit lovely scents, adding a natural fragrance to your space.

Plants like mint, lavender, jasmine, and begonia look great and smell even better, creating a cozy, pleasant atmosphere. Some plants, like spider plants, peace lilies, or English ivies, also purify the air, making them perfect for improving air quality near doors and windows! Combining fragrant and air-purifying plants will give your house a fresh atmosphere that’s instantly noticeable.

Option #5. Teabags

Teabags are surprisingly effective against musty odors in small enclosed spaces. They can freshen up drawers, closets, and even shoes!

Place a few teabags (one to five) in any spot that needs deodorizing. If you don’t want to risk them scattering around, place them inside a small container. They’ll absorb moisture and release a herbal scent. Replace them weekly for optimal freshness.

Enjoy a clean and fresh-smelling house with Cleaners Joy!

Air fresheners alone can’t make your home feel completely fresh and clean; it has to be clean! Our expert cleaners will tackle all the tasks needed to keep your home sparkling—we even offer green cleaning options for safer results.
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