Relax and rest is possible only when the house smells good. Unfortunately, our apartments are not always filled with fresh flavors. Real life always makes its own adjustments, and not all natural smells are pleasant. But there are a few secrets that will provide fragrance and freshness for a long time. Here are the most important tricks that will help in this sensitive issue.
Homemade air freshener
An unexpected solution for a great smell. Just mix in a plastic bottle with a sprinkler a quarter cup of liquid for flavoring linen, 4 tablespoons of soda and a glass of boiled water. Now you can freshen the smell of curtains, sofas, carpet or other textile surfaces that are not easy to wash. Friends torture you with questions about how you manage to achieve such freshness in the house!
Aroma for cars
It is not necessary to buy annoying Christmas trees or other synthetic flavors for the car. Take your favorite essential oil and put a few drops on a plain wooden clothes peg. The same trick can be done in the apartment, securing the clothespin close to the ventilation. The house will fill a wonderful natural aroma, which, among other things, can perfectly cheer up.
Refresh air filters
Another great place to apply essential oils is the filters of an air conditioner or air heater. Instead of buying artificial flavors that only copy or enhance the smells of essential oils, use the oils themselves! The house will have a great aroma, and your budget will only benefit.
Natural odor absorber for the refrigerator
Even the smells of fresh dishes in the refrigerator can create very strange compositions, combining with each other. Not to mention the forgotten and not thrown in time products ... Therefore, it will not be superfluous to place the peel of any citrus fruit filled with coarse salt in the lower chamber. This freshener will save the fridge from the smell of mustiness.
Fruit Essence Room
Citrus and spices are perfectly combined not only in tea or cocktail, but also in natural flavoring for the room. To flavor filled the whole house, the mixture must be heated on the stove or in a double boiler. Herbs such as rosemary, bay leaf, clove and thyme are perfectly combined with orange, lemon and grapefruit.
A great decoration for the kitchen, which is very easy to make yourself. For such a flavor you need to prepare a savory thick jelly based on a decoction of citrus and spices. When the mixture has cooled, add a few drops of essential oils. Pour jelly into jars, along with fruit and spices. In addition to fruit jars of jelly can be filled with conifer branches, cones and other natural materials.
Deodorant for home
Sometimes it is necessary to add a pleasant smell to the most problematic places, for example, a trash can or a basket with dirty laundry. In this case, will help balls on the basis of soda, with the addition of essential oils. For deodorant 2 glasses of soda mixed with a glass of distilled water and add a bottle of any essential oil. Best of all lavender or any citrus. Fill with ice cream molds and let the air freshener dry. If necessary, just add one “bomb” to the garbage bag.
A simple but very effective method to fill the apartment with a great aroma. Put ordinary candles in a jar filled with coffee beans. When heated, essential oils will be emitted from the beans, and the smell of fresh coffee will spread throughout the room. Even in the evening, enjoy your favorite scent without danger of disturbing sleep patterns.
Refresh your carpets
Often, an unpleasant smell gives the room a stale carpet. Regular baking soda, which can optionally add a little essential oil, will help clean the carpets in the house in a dry way. To enhance the effect, you can add milled dry lemon zest. Sprinkle the mixture on the carpet, leave for a few minutes, and then vacuum. After such a cleaning, not only unpleasant smells will disappear, but also some stains and dirt.
With this method you can not just kill the unpleasant smell, but to neutralize it. Add a few tablespoons of soda to a regular slow cooker and run the shortest program. The lid must be open or closed loosely. To enhance the effect, you can add to the soda any natural flavor.