We live in a world of smells…some good, some not so much. There are plenty of products out there to help keep the smells of everyday life under control, but in a lot of situations spraying chemicals, burning candles, or laundering the object is just not an ideal option. Before you reach for a harsh blend of chemicals to try and destroy odors in your home, try out some of these natural deodorizers. You can easily help neutralize odors without feeling like you might be harming your family, pets, or yourself! These natural deodorizers are especially useful when it comes to kitchens, nursery’s, and pet areas where anything and everything ends up in someone’s mouth!
Try these Natural Deodorizers!
Lemons, oranges, limes, and even grapefruit have tons of citric acid in their flesh and peels. Citric acid works great to natural deodorize tough smells, especially when it comes to food! If you need to clean your microwave, kitchen sink, garbage cans, or the dishwasher, try using some citrus fruit to naturally destroy tough food odors. You can even simmer them in hot water on the stovetop for a natural home deodorizer that also puts some moisture back in the air!
Baking soda is a great natural deodorizer that works very well on fabric and carpet surfaces! If you have an odor that is worked into carpet or furniture try using some baking soda to absorb the smell, the great thing is it can be swept up with the vacuum! Baking soda also works great to help clean and deodorize tough smells in bathrooms, kitchens, and more! Try using some baking soda when cleaning the bathroom; a little lemon juice and baking soda when cleaning the toilet can help really avoid the need for harsh bleach odors! No more opening windows, turning on fans, and hoping you can hold your breath long enough!
Vinegar is not only good for you to incorporate into your diet; it is also an excellent natural cleaning agent. It is great for lots of all-purpose cleaning and even works well on glass and mirror surfaces! Did you know that you can also boil white vinegar to use as a type of drain clog remover!? The types of chemicals necessary to clear tough drain clogs always make me nervous between the caustic nature of the product and the smell I’m always afraid something will go wrong, with vinegar there’s little to no risk and the smell completely dissipates in a matter of minutes!
Pure vanilla extract can be an excellent natural deodorizer for the freezer! Those strange frozen chunks can really leave your freezer smelling yucky so use some 100% pure vanilla extract on a cotton pad to clean off strange gunk and keep your freezer smelling great! You can also use baking soda to keep the freezer naturally deodorized year round!
There are always places in our home that are going to have a rather unpleasant smell. Instead of simply dealing with the musty smells of basements and shoe closets you can try using some herbs to keep them smelling pleasant and fresh. Lavender, eucalyptus, and mint are all great options for giving any space a fresh smell without spraying chemicals everywhere!
How do you keep your home chemical free but still smelling fresh?