- All Natural Household Deodorizers
All Natural Household Deodorizers
Let’s be serious…Sometimes things at home just stink! But there are some simple and natural solutions that will improve odours and leave you wanting to take a deep breath…
If your freezer’s smelling foul, place whole coffee beans in a clean cotton sock and tie it at the end. The beans absorb the odour…But won’t make a great tasting brew so discard them afterwards.
Banish bad basement smells with an onion…Seriously! Just cut an onion in half, put it on a plate and leave it in the basement overnight. It will work to absorb the musty odours.
Is bacteria causing your sink to stink? Well take a trip back to third grade science class – pour ½ cup of baking soda down the drain and follow it up with half a cup of vinegar to kill bacteria neutralize the odour.
Household fabrics like upholstery and drapes can really start reek after a while thanks to the presence of odour-causing germs. But commercial fabric fresheners can take their toll on your well being…
A 2009 study of a popular commercial fabric deodorizer found it contained 89 different air contaminants including some that are toxic to the brain, nervous system and immune system.
So why not make your own? Simply mix one part water with one part vodka and give your fabrics a spritz. Odours will disappear and the vodka smell will disappear as it dries. You can even add a couple drops of essential oil to leave a nice fresh scent behind.
Do you have a household tip you can’t live without? Share it in the comments.