All Natural Home Deodorizing Remedies

A dive into alternative options for home deodorizing: Enviornmentally friendly ways to improve the interior air quality of your home can vastly improve quality of life, without causing unneccasry harm.


By the team at Turbo Tenant

One of the best ways to make your home feel clean and comfortable is smell. Typically, that looks like lighting a candle or using a plug-in air freshener to give your place an extra boost of sweet smells. 

Unfortunately, many standard cleaning products and air fresheners contain harmful chemicals that long-term can affect our health. In fact, over 20% of the population has reported having adverse health effects from air fresheners. 

Common household products like air fresheners can contribute significantly to indoor air pollution and can also stick to and be absorbed by furniture, walls and surfaces, carpets, and more. They can then be released and re-enter indoor air, even long after you’ve used the air freshener.

Although they may smell nice, cutting out chemical air fresheners from your cleaning routine will leave your home not only more pleasant for friends and family, but also safer for your health.

To rid your house of lingering smells, there are plenty of natural, DIY solutions. With these essential oils recipes and a couple of simple household ingredients, you’re ready to deodorize any room

Essential Oils For Your Home

Essential oils are biodegradable and all-natural. Many also can contain antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral properties that can help freshen your home. 

Lavender: This scent can help promote relaxation and sleep, which makes it the perfect deodorizer for bedding or clothing. Lavender essential oils can also help fight bacteria, viruses, and fungus.

Peppermint: This scent is known to revitalize and stimulate your mood — perfect for home office spaces. Plus, essential oils containing peppermint have antiseptic properties which makes it a great cleaning agent.

Orange: This scent is very uplifting and refreshing. Orange essential oil has both antiseptic and antibacterial properties and is also a great degreaser for any stains on stubborn surfaces like countertops and stoves. 

Tea tree: This is a herbaceous scent that’s said to curb depressed thoughts and boost mental clarity. Tea tree essential oil is an all-around great cleaner and contains a number of antibiotic compounds, including terpinen-4-ol, that have been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

To help you deodorize your home, check out the following natural cleaning remedies below. 

1. Natural Room Spray

This natural room spray makes for a versatile weapon against lingering smells. All you need for this recipe is:

  • 3 drops of essential oils
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • Distilled water

After you mix everything together, add it to a spray bottle and you’re ready to freshen up your living space. Spritz the solution liberally around the room as much as needed.

2. Carpet Refresher Solution

From musty smells to stinky pet smells, carpets tend to capture the worst of odors. In this case, this fall-inspired natural carpet refresher solution is the way to go. For this cleaning recipe you will need:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 shaker container

As a makeshift shaker, feel free to use a thoroughly cleaned, empty parmesan cheese container. Mix your ingredients together in your shaker and you will have a powdery solution that can negate any annoying carpet smell.  Simply sprinkle your cleaning remedy onto the carpet, let it sit for about an hour, vacuum it up, and your carpet will smell like snickerdoodles.

3. DIY Simmer Pot Air Freshener

After you’ve finished deodorizing any smelly areas of your home, make a natural air freshener to fill your home with new, pleasant aromas. This natural simmer pot air freshener is a great way to ensure your home stays smelling fresh and odor-free. All you need for this recipe is:

  • 1 sliced orange
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves

Toss your ingredients into a pot on the stove, fill the pot about halfway with water, and heat the mixture on a low setting. Let your solution sit for the day and add more water as needed. As the ingredients cook, your house will be filled with a pleasant, seasonal aroma — perfect before family and friends gather for the holidays.

Using these recipes, you can keep your house smelling good while keeping your family safe from harmful chemicals found in traditional cleaners. For more natural deodorizing remedies, check out this infographic from TurboTenant below.

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