Help! My House Stinks!
Smoke stink and lingering food smell in the living room,
Fish smell and offending trash in the kitchen,
And faulty plumbing and ingrained mold in the bathroom!
There’s no denying that we all desire to wrap ourselves up in clean, refreshing scents, if not enticing and alluring scents of our beloved perfumes. However, where there’re humans, we can expect odors produced from everyday activities that most of the time we fail terribly to notice. It’s no surprise that when asked most people will say the most challenging part of housekeeping is not keeping the house clean and in order, but keeping it odor-free, in other words, not ever letting the odors hit the nose of their visitors. Unfortunately, we have to admit that removing the source of the odor isn’t always the true fix of the problem — high humidity, low aeration and lack of heating make those unwanted smells become stubborn to such an extent that they don’t seem to be willing to naturally dissipate anytime soon and make us want to run out of the house holding our nose. “How can we within a short period of time magically overpower the stench without using toxic air freshener sprays and resorting to washing and repainting the walls?” you might ask. First off, don’t be overanxious and go completely overboard. You can mitigate the stink without exhausting your fan in any way by using these DIY Air Freshener Sprays that not only help remove unwanted odors from any room in the house, but also fill the air with a clean, refreshing scent that doesn’t harm your health, and invigorate your home.
Lime-Scented Air Freshener Sprays
Dissolve 1/8 cup of baking soda into 2 cups of hot water,
add 1/2 cup of lime juice, then pour the mixture into a bottle and shake well
Not only does the air freshener spray mitigate unwanted odors, but it also boosts your energy, invigorate your mind, while increasing serotonin level, which helps you sleep better.
Lavender-Scented Air Freshener Sprays
Add 2 tablespoons of vodka and 1/2 teaspoon of lavender essential oil
into 2 cups of distilled water, then pour the mixture into a bottle and shake well
Lavender scent helps relax and relieve stress, improve blood circulation, reduce the occurrence of migraine, support a healthy respiratory system, and prime mind for sleep so that you wake up fresh and energetic in the morning.
Orange-Scented Air Freshener Sprays
Add 3 tablespoons of vodka and 20-30 drops of orange essential oil
into 3 cups of distilled water, then pour the mixture into the bottle and shake well
Folate in orange helps boost serotonin synthesis in the brain, which helps relax your body and invigorate your mind, stimulate the nervous system, and balance metabolism, resulting in you being fresh and relaxed.
Air Freshener Sprays From Favorite Fragrance
Add a few drops/sprays of your favorite fragrance
into the solution containing 40 pure ethanol and 60% water
then pour the mixture into a bottle and shake well
Not only does this formula help eliminate unwanted odors in rooms, but it also makes use of your remaining fragrance, helps reduce cost and kill off bacteria.
Air Freshener Sprays For Car
Car’s cabin is another place that is more likely to become musty, given its lack of air ventilation and exposure to high humidity. You can apply the formulas mentioned above to make an air freshener spray for your car. However, due to the fact that cabin space is quite small, the scent of air freshener spray with the formula that was originally created for mitigating unwanted odors in your house might be overwhelming. It is recommended that you use less amount of essential oil or fragrance and that you use lavender essential oil that boasts a faint, unobtrusive scent with relaxing and refreshing properties.
Air Freshener Gel For Car
Boil water and add lemongrass / bergamot peel / white champaka,
Add gel beads into the boiling water and wait until the beads absorb all the water
Then pour the beads into a container
Not only does the air freshener gel help get rid of unwanted odors in your car’s cabin, but it also emits a faint, unobtrusive scent of the aromatic ingredients.