5 Natural Homemade Air Fresheners To Keep Bad Odors Away!

A simple trick to elevate the atmosphere in your home is adding a pleasant fragrance that fills the air. While you can hit up the store for those air-freshening products, there’s a little problem: they’re loaded with chemicals that might not be so health-friendly in the long run.

The good news is that there are natural alternatives that work as well (or even better) as artificial products to keep your place smelling great, and here you’ll learn all about them!

Option #1. Baking soda

Baking soda isn’t just your kitchen sidekick or a superhero against grease; it’s also a great deodorizer!

Sprinkle some in a shallow dish and throw it into places that tend to hold onto funky smells (like your fridge). Within one to three days, the bad vibes will vanish, leaving behind a crisp aroma that lasts up to three months.

You can also drop some baking soda at the bottom of your trash can to fend off unwelcome odors or mix it with essential oils for a DIY air freshener that does double duty as a deodorizer.

Option #2. Pomander balls

Besides making your rooms smell fresh, pomander balls double as a neat decoration for your house. On top of that, they’re super easy to make!

Grab an orange and stick two teaspoons of cloves all around the surface. You can arrange the cloves in any way you likeā€”for example, a jack-o-lantern design for Halloween! Finally, give the ball an extra touch by sprinkling it with some ground cinnamon or nutmeg.

Make as many as you need and place them in shallow plates in the rooms you want to freshen up!

Option #3. Simmer pot

Also referred to as stovetop potpourri, a simmer pot is essentially a fragrant brew that fills your space with delightful aromas.

For this concoction, gather a sliced orange, two cinnamon sticks, half a cup of fresh cranberries, and a tablespoon of whole cloves. Toss these goodies into a small pot, filling it with water until it’s an inch below the rim.

Once hot, let the steam spread the aroma throughout your place as you allow the mix to simmer on the stove. If you want to infuse a specific room, carefully pour your still-hot, scented recipe into a bowl and take it there.

Option #4. Houseplants

Indoor plants not only add a touch of green to your space but also emit heavenly fragrances, creating a more organic atmosphere.

Plants like mint, lavender, jasmine, and begonia give your home a fresher look but also fill the air with delightful scents, making your spot feel cozier. You can also opt for plants with air-purifying abilities, such as spider plants, peace lilies, or English ivies.

Option #5. Teabags

Surprisingly, teabags can be your allies in the battle against confined space odors. Those musty scents in your drawers, closets, and even shoes, often caused by humidity, can be tamed with these little wonders.

Depending on the space’s size, toss a container with five to ten teabags inside (or just the bags for really small spaces). Not only will they absorb moisture, but they’ll also release an herbal aroma into the air. Swap them out weekly to maintain maximum moisture absorption.

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