8 homemade delightfully intoxicating remedies against foul smells

8 homemade delightfully intoxicating remedies against foul smells

Wish your house always smelled like roses? Is you place stifled by that overpowering fishy smell after cooking a delicious fish dinner? And it might be too cold outside to simply open the windows and air out your house. Instead, use Helpling’s 8 simple remedies that will help eliminate foul odors from your home and create some more pleasant fragrances:

Cat litter may neutralize odors

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You can neutralize unpleasant odors in your home by using cat litter. Fill some socks with the litter, then you place them at the source of any bad smells: in closets, shoes, or the bottom of the rubbish bin; it will absorb bad smells! For your fridge, put the litter in a container and then place it in the fridge. Tip: Don’t forgot to replace the litter weekly before they become saturated.

Lemon as perfume for the fridge

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You don’t have cat litter in your home? No problem, cut a lemon in half and take out the pulp then fill it with salt. If you place it on the bottom shelf of your fridge; the salt will absorb odors and lemon zest releases a pleasant scent.

Coffee beans by candlelight

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Fill a jar with coffee beans and put a candle inside. When you light it, the heat will cause the grains to release an enjoyable aroma which should spread throughout the house.

Perfume vacuuming

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Sometimes, after use, vacuums release unpleasant smells of mold. To solve this problem, just pour a few drops of scented oil in the dust bag.

Eucalyptus: fresh and fragrant

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Eucalyptus leaves are not only a great decoration but also create a fresh fragrance. Place a vase of them in any room to restore its freshness or alternatively, hang them in the shower; the steam will release their scent throughout the bathroom.

Vinegar fights fishy smells

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Prawns stir-fried with garlic and lemon are certainly a delicious meal but the smell it gives off tends to linger around the house and is anything but pleasant. Just remember that a container full of vinegar works wonders against these powerful odors.

Oranges and cloves

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Insert cloves into the skin of an orange and place it in a container or wrap it in cloth then hang it in an area of your house that would benefit from a pleasing smell. Depending on the time of year – you can apply the same method in different things: for example, a pumpkin at Halloween!

Intense and spicy

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Are you a fan of strong scents? Just boil some spices! First choose your favorite smelling spice, we recommend choosing from cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, rosemary or pine needles. Then add a small amount of the spice in a pot with water with a little olive oil and bring it to boil. After its boiled, spread small samples of it around your house to get an intense, spicy smell; intoxicating!

We hope our tips prove useful and you’ll now have fresh smells in every corner of your home. If you have any other suggestions for us, leave a comment below!

Enjoy,

Your Team Helpling

 

PR | Helpling Berlin

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