What is the smell of your home? The smell in each apartment is different from the smell of the other. The best odor in the house is probably the aroma of cooked food, and the worst is stale air and strange unpleasant odors.
Air fresheners fix the situation for a while. The action of the aerosol does not last long and this is all the same chemistry. But it’s nice when the house feels fresh and pleasant aroma of air. Ventilating the apartment in this case is not enough. It is also necessary to resort to other methods.
The easiest way to freshen the air in the apartment is to add essential oils to the spray bottle and spray in the apartment. You can also freshen the air in the toilet by spraying or by freshening the air by spraying it into the cardboard core of the toilet paper roll.
Aromatic stones for the restroom: use a small shelf where you can put 2-3 "aroma stones" the size of a button. Drop the lavender, ylang-ylang or pine oil on the stones and renew them every week. This will fill the room with a delicate smell and improve the atmosphere.
Radical aromatic mixture: add 30 drops of lavender oil, tea tree and lemon (30 drops all together) to 1 liter of vinegar. Shake the mixture well, done. This simple and economical composition perfectly cleans and disinfects any surfaces.
Deodorant for the room: pour a few drops of oil (peppermint, orange, cedar, sandalwood, cinnamon, vanilla) into a spray bottle with water. Shake well. You can immediately use it as a freshener in the apartment and in any room.
Aroma sticks: pour essential oil in a small glass jar to your taste and add any baby oil to the container. Put bamboo sticks in it. An hour later they are saturated with oil, and aroma sticks are ready!
Scented wooden cubes: you will need your favorite essential oil, wooden cubes (2 cm) and a container. Using a brush, apply oil to the cubes. Place them in a closed container and leave overnight, and in the morning open and inhale the romat.
Before you start vacuuming, moisten a piece of cotton wool with a few drops of lavender and vacuum it with a vacuum cleaner. A vacuum cleaner along its route will leave a delicate “Provencal” scent everywhere. At the same time, the aroma can be replaced with your favorite one - for example, orange oil will add a fresh smell of citrus, pine oil will create an atmosphere of cool shady pine forest.
Moisten 1 drop of lavender essential oil and 1 drop of lemon oil a porous clay stone or regular gauze (in this case, the essential oils evaporate faster) and place them on the refrigerator door. Refresh essential oils periodically.
Fresh Recycle Bin
Wash and dry the wastebasket, drip 1 drop of lavender oil and 1 drop of tea tree on an aroma stone, a piece of gauze or a cotton swab and place on the bottom.
How to “refresh” the microwave
Put 3 drops of lemon or peppermint essential oil in a container of water. Set for 3 minutes.
Use a small shelf where you can put 2-3 aroma stones the size of a small cookie. Dip lavender, ylang-ylang or pine oil on the stones. Update them every week. This will fill the toilet with a delicate smell and improve the atmosphere.
There are 2 ways: either you add a terry mitten to the clothes dryer, on which you drop 7 drops of lavender, mint, rose or eucalyptus (or any other oil your favorite), or add 3 drops of the same oils to water to add to the iron.
! Essential oils are non-greasy and will not stain your laundry!
Add 30 drops of lavender oil, tea tree and / or lemon (30 drops - everything, not everyone!) To 1 liter of vinegar. Shake well. This simple and economical composition perfectly cleans and disinfects any surfaces. Wipe the ashtrays with the same composition.
Descaling and unpleasant odors in a sink, sink, bath, pots, electric kettle
Use the above composition (for cleaning and disinfecting any surface): synthetic vinegar is the best descaler. It is more effective when heated, so you can safely pour the liquid into a kettle with boiling water and leave it to “infuse” from a few minutes to an hour. Your kettle will be in impeccable condition and without a single microbe - thanks to essential oils. Pouring a few drops of the composition into the kitchen sink pipe and draining the bath, and then letting a stream of boiling water from the tap run for a few minutes, you will get rid of the unpleasant smell from there.
Deodorant for the room
Pour a few drops of your favorite oil (peppermint, orange, cedar, sandalwood) into a spray bottle with water. Shake and spray the room well. The same effect is obtained by adding inexpensive perfumes with aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate and other goodies. Repeat 2-3 times a week. It will also help get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke or burnt food (combine with prior airing).
And get rid of insects too
Rather than using toxic insecticides that are harmful both to humans and pets, which also smell bad, it is better to spray essential oils such as lavender, cedar or eucalyptus in the air. No sprayer? Then add a few drops to a bowl of hot water or even to pieces of cotton wool and place them around the room.