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5 simple tricks to keep the air clean and fresh at home

Imagine coming home to a clean home that smells amazing after a long and stressful day at work. Sounds good right? Between cooking, your kids, your pets, and just going about your daily life, your abode is sure to be a mix of a variety of scents (some of which are not so pleasant).

There are many easy ways to keep your home smelling fresh, no matter what time of day.

Follow these 5 simple tricks:

Use essential oils

Pure essential oils not only smell great, but are also known to have healing properties. If you want your whole house to smell amazing, add a few drops of a high-quality essential oil of your choice to your air filter.

If you’ve never used essential oils before, some scents to start with are lavender, which promotes relaxation, and lemon, which is energizing and refreshing.

Try Stovetop Potpourri

Potpourri has long been used in homes to give it refreshing scents. Remember when your mom would fill small bowls with potpourri and display them in your living rooms or bedrooms?

Lots of people have given that up and taken to making potpourri on the stove. To start, try simmering lemon, rosemary, and vanilla together for a clean, refreshing smell.

You can search online for more stovetop potpourri recipes.

Check your garbage disposal

It is normal for kitchen garbage disposals to smell bad, especially if they are not cleaned regularly. An easy way to clean and deodorize it naturally is to cut orange or lemon peels and freeze them with water in ice trays.

Once frozen, run it through your garbage disposal. The mixture should help clean the disposer blades and naturally deodorize them.

Keep rugs and carpets odor free

To get rid of the funky smell from your rugs or rugs (especially in the most used rooms of your house), sprinkle on some baking soda and let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Vacuum normally and the smell should be gone.

use your oven

If you have guests over and need to make the house smell amazing quickly, put vanilla in your oven! For 2 capfuls of vanilla extract in an oven-safe dish or cup and bake for 1 hour (300).

There you have it: try any of these simple tricks to keep the air clean and fresh at home and you will be relaxed at all times.