How to Eliminate Bad Odors in the Kitchen and House

· July 9, 2015

First of all, you should be clear on the reason why your house keeps bad odors in, although in general the most common causes are:

  • Little ventilation
  • Climate
  • Age of the house
  • Bacteria
  • Dirt residue
  • Rotting foods
  • Moisture

In order to get rid of those bad odors that also make your home look bad, you can choose between buying a smell extractor or using some natural tricks to eliminate bad doors and add a pleasant scent to the entire space.


You can mix drops of vanilla extract with water and rub it on wooden furniture and light bulbs so that when they turn on, they release the smell of vanilla.



This is also a good deodorizer for spaces. Just put a little bit of coffee in a cup – used or unused – and you will get an amazing smell in your kitchen or home.

Citrus Fruits

Use lemon and orange peels. You can burn them and they will release their aroma throughout your home.


Salt is great for eliminating bad odors or strong smells. Pour half a cup of salt on the area you want to clean, scrub with cold water and clean as usual everyday.

Soft Towels

If you place them on the bottom of the garbage can, you will eliminate bad odors.

Bad Odors in the Kitchen?

White Vinegar

Heat a little bit of white vinegar to eliminate the smell of fish.

Lemon and Cloves


Boil a cup and a half of water, 3 diced lemons, and cloves. This will help get rid of the smell of burnt popcorn.

Lemon Juice

It can be used to remove the smell of garlic and onion if mixed with water.

Thyme, Rosemary, or Laurel


Put any of these over a hot surface so that they release their aroma in the form of steam.


If you boil it in water, it will help get rid of the smell of fish in your kitchen.


Mix 1/2 cup of bleach with cold water and put it in the sink. Let sit for 20 minutes and then run the water to get rid of its bad odor.


As you can see, there are many tips to keep in mind when trying to get rid of those annoying odors easily and quickly, and as a result, leave a pleasant smell in your home.