Home Remedies for an Odorless Kitchen and Bathroom

March 18, 2018
As well as cleaning, keeping the bathroom and kitchen well ventilated is one of the keys to avoiding the accumulation of bad odors.

Everyone wants an odorless and germ-free house. But, it’s easier said than done. When we cook, for example, vapors and residues stick to surfaces. And, this is just the start of unpleasant aromas at home.

Also, how can you deal with bad odors in the bathroom? Easy. Simply prepare home remedies to keep your kitchen and bathroom smelling fresh.

The kitchen is one of the busiest and well-used areas of the house. All kinds of vapors condense there, some pleasant and others not.

Waste decomposes and the layer of dirt, sometimes invisible, can become a risk for physical and emotional health.

In the bathroom, the main enemy is damp. The room is closed, with little ventilation, there are wet towels that are anything but odorless.

The majority of conventional air fresheners harm the environment. However, there are some tricks that we can apply at home to create odorless spaces.

Tips for an odorless kitchen

a kitchen that smells badly and a woman plugging her nose because of the odor

Before, during, and after cooking it is necessary to ventilate the room. And, of course, throw out the trash. It is important to make sure that strong smells don’t get trapped.

To help with this, turn on the extraction hood. Additionally, follow one or more of these practical and simple pieces of advice:

Orange peel infusions

In the kitchen, we have good allies, including vinegar, baking soda, and orange or mandarin peels. It is enough to put the peels in water and boil them for a few minutes to obtain the desired effect.

Most importantly, this gives you a citric infusion to bring a pleasant aroma to the kitchen.

Lemon

You can put lemon peels in a container with water and put it in the oven or microwave to eliminate the smell of fried foods. You can also put lemon in the oil to absorb the smells.

Also, lemon juice helps remove and clean up kitchen grease.

Spices

Clove, cinnamon and vanilla help humidify the space. Cinnamon has a relaxing, sweet effect. Vanilla essence mixed with a little water can be used to clean furniture and floors.

These are just a few examples of some spices you can use. There are plenty more you can easily use to make your kitchen smell good.

Coffee

Whole coffee beans banish bad odors. Simply place coffee beans in the corners of the kitchen. Coffee exudes a pleasant aroma that spreads throughout the home.

Plants

Some plants like thyme, rosemary, mint, and basil planted in small plant pots offer a natural aroma.

Home air fresheners

You can put infusions of spices in a spray bottle and use them easily. For example, citrus fruits (orange or lemon) combine very well with ground cinnamon and white vinegar.

Cleaning

Try to clean the fridge regularly. Likewise, you can renew the air by putting a lemon or orange cut in half inside.

See also: 10 Tricks for Eliminating Bad Odors from the Kitchen

Goodbye to bad odors in the bathroom

odorless and clean bathroom

It’s not enough to have a lovely, comfortable home if it’s also not odorless. To compensate for this situation, it should be cleaned frequently and you can use some home remedies:

Stop dampness

Having a good smell in the bathroom will depend on the essential factor of preventing damp. To this end, you can put some small portions of rice, chalk or vegetable coal in a container and place it in the corners of your bathroom.

Drying towels

It is important to hang up your towels after each use because putting them away damp will give them a bad odor. It is recommended that you change them once a week: wash them and soften them with a splash of vinegar.

Perfume the room with natural essences

Dried flower petals are ideal for perfuming rooms. Mix them and put them out in a bowl or little bag. Their fragrance can be enhanced with a little alcohol or rose essence.

Orange and lemon peels

Orange or lemon peels are also useful for this part of the house, especially accompanied by coarse salt.

Take advantage of baking soda: this product is an excellent odor neutralizer. It is used to spray onto curtains, carpets, shelves and even shoes that retain damp.

Use vinegar

Vinegar, as well as getting rid of odors, also leaves tiles clean and shiny. It stops and eliminates the production of fungi and mold, which are common in this area.

We recommend you read: The Best Ways to Disinfect Your Bathroom

Achieving a good odor in the kitchen and bathroom isn’t so complicated. The key is in cleaning and making good use of all available resources. More so, they are cheap solutions that give satisfactory results!

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