Deodorizers found in stores can not only be a health hazard, but can also be heavy on the pockets. One of the main ingredients in store-bought deodorizers is formaldehyde, along with several other toxic chemicals. These toxic chemicals are the cause of several kinds health problems and diseases, such as reproductive as well as neurological disorders, cancer, asthma, birth defect and allergies. So a much safer, not to mention cheaper way to make your whole house smell wonderful without the chemicals is by making your own deodorizers at home. Here are ten ways to do exactly that! Read on, and happy DIYing!
NATURAL HOME FRAGRANCE:
Dip a few small cotton balls in an essential with a fragrant of your choice. Now put these balls in small bowls. Once you have a few cotton ball covered balls, place the balls in different corners of the house.
Another you can do with these cotton balls dipped in essential oil, is place them in the gap between the holder and the toilet paper, so that every time someone takes toilet paper, the perfume from the essential oil will be released. This method is especially good at keeping your bathroom smelling fresh.
Grate the peel of an orange, lemon, or lime. And place the shavings at a corner before your guests arrive. The shavings will release a very strong yet pleasant citrus smell.
If you want a deodorizer that stays longer, then what you can do is pick up a small crock pot, and in it you can add a mixture of natural scents, such as cinnamon, vanilla extract, orange peels, cloves, and mint. Give it a stir every once in a while and it is sure to keep your home or bathroom smelling fresh for a long time.
Baking soda, as everybody knows, absorbs and neutralizes strong odors. Just put baking soda in a bowl and leave it in the corner. It will absorb all over bearing odors and make your house smell very neutral and fresh. If you want a little bit of fragrance, you can add some bath salts with scents of your choice. If the bowl seems like an eyesore to you, you can decorate it with petals or marbles, but just ensure that the baking soda is not covered completely.
Vinegar is another substance that neutralizes the environment by absorbing strong odors. If you want to get rid of an odor fast, just wipe the wall and/or floor next to it with some white vinegar. You can also spray some in the toilet to help neutralize any unpleasant smells.
This tip is extremely effective at getting rid of odor from your bathroom. Put vinegar in to the toilet and leave it there for it to work its magic. To make it faster and more effective add baking soda to the vinegar. Works like a charm!
Another very natural alternative is eucalyptus leaves. They deodorize the bathroom and other areas of the house effectively, without causing any harm. Keep them in a vase above the toilet on the shelf in your bedroom or wherever you need to get rid of odor, and it will mask the odor perfectly.
Another very efficient way to get rid of odor from the bathroom is squirting a few pumps of hand soap in to the toilet and then giving it a quick swirl using a toilet brush. This masks toilet odor very effectively and is much better than spraying a store-bought deodorizer.
The most easy way to mask an unpleasant odor is by lighting an incense stick. Light them whenever necessary and you will get rid of odors in no time.
Use any of the above tips, and your home will smell good in no time, and as a plus, it will be cheaper as well as healthier.