3. Brew Some Tea
Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop in several tea bags. You can also add citrus peels or cinnamon sticks. Keep this concoction warm over low heat on the stove or transfer it to a slow cooker. This trick will allow you rapidly perfume the entire house with a natural aroma. Later, you can dilute the infusion and drink it. Zero waste!
4. Turn on the Oven
Pour a few teaspoons of vanilla extract into an ovenproof bowl and heat to 300 °F. The entire house will smell wonderful for hours. All the more so as vanilla’s sweet scent will help create a cozy ambiance. A simpler—and clean-up free—alternative to the famous baking an apple pie hack.
5. Eliminate Trashcan Odours
Empty the garbage can at least once a day, especially if you are filling it with stinky waste. You could also keep a container specifically for this type of trash that you will take out and empty into the outdoor bin every evening, thereby reducing your use of plastic bags.
6. Clean the Cleaners
Think your dishwasher and laundry machine can’t get dirty since they are used to clean? Wrong. They can produce odours that will give your dishes and clothing a noxious stench. To deodorize these two appliances, pour in some vinegar: 1 cup into the bottom of the dishwasher and two cups into the laundry machine. Then run a quick wash cycle with hot water, ideally in conjunction with the sanitize setting.
7. Make Use of Candles and Diffusers
Scented soy wax candles are another natural means of perfuming rooms. Essential oil diffusers are also a classic method of quickly sweetening the air inside a home. However, avoid simply trying to mask bad smells: uncover the source and eliminate it! It’s far more effective.