I admit, I’m a sucker for smelly products. Every time I pass the laundry aisle I stop and sniff. One smell I cannot stand is dog; we have a medium/large dog, and she loves the outdoors… swimming, running, chasing shadows, you name it! The result of course is a slightly stinky home once in awhile.
I used to buy a lot of commercial odour-removing potions/sprays/powders, but when I got thinking about what chemicals they’re using to mask the odours I got a bit leery of using them.
I did a bit of searching, and I’ve come across some great all natural ways of deodorizing your home. Give them a try, and let me know which are your favourites!
-For odours in your carpet, sprinkle with baking soda. Let sit for several minutes [even up to half an hour or so], then vaccuum thoroughly. *this is a favourite of mine*
-For odours in the air: Dissolve a tsp or so of baking soda in 2 cups hot water, add a dash of lemon juice, pour into spray bottle, shake, and spray to your heart’s content!
– Simmer cloves, cinnamon sticks, allspice or your favourite herb in a pot of water for 1-2 hours.
– Light a match or burn a candle after a particularily stinky event [think the bathroom]; the flame ‘eats up’ the gases! *another favourite of mine*
– Add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil to the inside of the toilet paper roll: with each turn the scent will be dispersed.