How to get rid of unpleasant odours at home: 5 quick ways

Unpleasant aroma at home can be eliminated without chemicals

Children, pets, and habits such as smoking can significantly spoil the atmosphere in a home with unpleasant odours. Sometimes it even seems that there is no way to cope with this problem. But in fact, there are several ways to quickly make the smell pleasant.

OBOZREVATEL tells you how to make your home smell fresh again. And at the same time, do not resort to chemicals, which are more likely to clog unpleasant aromas than eliminate them.

Essential oils

Recently, a lot of scents have been promoted on the home furnishings market in the form of diffusers, but these scents are synthetic. Whereas a similar effect can be achieved with natural essential oils. For example, you can make an oil-based freshener. Take a product with your favourite scent (jasmine, rose, something from citrus or coniferous), pour a few drops onto a pinch of salt to serve as an emulsifier, and dissolve it in 250 ml of warm water. Pour the resulting liquid into a spray bottle. The freshener is ready. You can also use essential oils in an aroma lamp.

Wet cleaning

Almost any unpleasant odour can be washed away. Therefore, wash the floor in a timely manner, do not allow unwashed dishes or rubbish to lie in the kitchen for several days, and ventilate the bathroom more often. Dusting helps to combat unnecessary odours. Ventilate all rooms twice a day. Even if you don't use scented products, the house will smell clean.

Live plants

If you want to have a pleasant scent in your home for a long time, get a live houseplant that blooms and smells nice. Yes, caring for it will require some effort, but the result is worth it. You can also choose one of the plants that can purify the air well - they also fight unpleasant odours. If you don't want to take care of a living flowerpot, you can always put a bouquet of fresh flowers in a vase. But you'll have to make sure that the water doesn't stagnate and replace the flowers with fresh ones in a timely manner.

Air purifier

Various gadgets that purify the air in your home help solve many problems at once: they reduce dust, eliminate toxic substances, humidify and even ionise the atmosphere in the room, as if after a thunderstorm. The main disadvantage of this method is the cost of the purifiers.

Baking soda

Ordinary baking soda absorbs odours perfectly. It can be sprinkled into bowls and placed in inconspicuous places in rooms where such aromas appear most often. You can also use baking soda to freshen upholstered furniture and carpets. Just sprinkle them with a dry substance and leave them overnight, and in the morning you will only have to vacuum everything up.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about the most fragrant indoor plants.

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