After a long winter, it's time to get some fresh air in the house and freshen things up. After a season of keeping the windows and doors closed, the air inside the house can get stale through the colder months. The house can get full of smells from cooking, pets, the kids and more. So to get the house smelling clean and fresh, you want to let in some fresh air. Even when the weather is cold outside, take the opportunity on mild days to open up the windows and get some fresh air in. Even if it's for twenty minutes, let some fresh air into spaces like the bedroom, living room, and kitchen.
Essential oils are on the top of the list for natural cleaning solutions. Adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil in places around the house can make a big difference. Try putting some essential oil in your vacuum cleaner filter, or in your forced air floor filters; you will be amazed at the difference it makes. And some essential oils act as natural house cleaners as they not only add a fresh scent but help to detoxify the air. Some good examples of essential oils to include eucalyptus, grapefruit, pine, lemon, rosemary, tea tree, and lavender.
Another natural cleaning solution for a fresh smelling house is lemon peels. Put them in places like the fridge, in the veggie drawer and cheese drawer. Lemon peels and lemon essential oil, mixed with a bit of baking soda can be placed throughout your home as an excellent natural house cleaner. Fill little jars and pierce holes in the lids to allow the scented mixture to do its job. You can also use a handful of peels as natural house cleaners in the garbage disposal to freshen up the house.
Keep those coffee grounds as a natural cleaning solution. Coffee grounds work great as a natural deodorizer; you can put them in smelly shoes, the refrigerator or freezer and your outdoor garbage can. You can also keep some coffee ground to rinse your hands with after you’ve been cutting up garlic or onions.
Use natural house cleaners and eco-friendly cleaners to help deodorize your carpets and furniture. If you have pets or kids, it's especially easy to get odors in the carpets and plush furniture. Use some natural deodorizers and a little elbow grease. For carpets add some essential oil drops to a couple of cups of baking soda. Then use this natural cleaning solution to sprinkle all over the carpet and wait for it to dry, then vacuum it up for a lovely fresh smell throughout the house.
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