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Eliminate Odors in your Home Naturally

A clean and organized home can look amazing, but if offensive odors are in the air, or you’d like to add a fresh scent for guests to admire when they enter your home, you want a little something extra to take care of odors.

Luckily, there are several ways to eliminate odors in your home naturally, without irritating chemicals, potpourri or scented candles.

A clean smelling home will automatically feel more inviting and fresh. Read on for great tips to scent your home naturally and eliminate any lingering odors in the air.

Homemade Potpourri

A great homemade potpourri is simple to make - and chances are, you already have the perfect ingredients in your kitchen!

Simmer a pot of water mixed with any combination of spices such as ginger, cinnamon, allspice, orange peel or even vanilla extract. Pick the combination that suits your senses the best, and your entire home will smell fresh and delicious.

Air Fresheners

Rather than spray your home with harsh chemical air fresheners, there are a number of things you can do to eliminate odors in your home naturally.

If the smell of cigarette smoke lingers in your home, vinegar is a natural air freshener. A half cup of vinegar in small containers throughout your home will naturally absorb the smell.

You can also put kitty litter in ashtrays to absorb the smoke and eliminate offensive odors before they start.

If your oven cleaner tends to leave a harsh chemical smell hours after you’ve cleaned, there’s a simple way to eliminate the odor and keep your home smelling fresh:

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and bake several orange peels for 15 minutes. This will get rid of the smell naturally and effectively. The peels will be hot once done, so leave the door slightly open and throw away the peels after they’ve cooled completely.

If guests are coming and your bathroom leaves a little to be desired, quickly light a match to effectively deodorize the space naturally!

Natural Fragrances

Once you’ve learned how to effectively deodorize your home and eliminate offensive odors, you can implement natural fragrances into your home as well.

Forget simply masking odors with harsh chemical fragrances! There are plenty of things you can do to scent your home naturally.

If you’re a little on the creative side, you can make a homemade potpourri wreath to naturally scent your home and make a great decorative item to hang on a wall or door.

Simply buy an inexpensive Styrofoam circle, and glue potpourri over the entire surface of the wreath. Be creative! You can even intersperse your favorite potpourri with fake flowers, garlands or other decorative items.

Let the wreath dry overnight, and you’ll have an amazing decoration and a great way to naturally scent your home.

If you have a fireplace, you can throw a blend of orange or lemon peels, cinnamon sticks or fragrant potpourri into a roaring fire to quickly scent your home with a beautiful fragrance.

Forget chemical fragrances that simply mask odors. With the previous tips you can eliminate odors in the air and scent your home with fragrance - naturally!