Natural Air Fresheners
Household odors can be separated into two groups: acid odors, such as cigarette smoke, and alkaline odors, such as fish. Baking soda and other natural air fresheners absorbs and neutralizes both types.
There’s something about a clean, fresh-smelling home that feels a little like heaven, but most of us also don’t want to go to town on harsh chemicals to keep it that way. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make your home smell great naturally, and many of them include things you likely already have around the house.
Not only does a good-smelling house feel cleaner, but the right aromas can also affect our moods and sense of calm. A 2009 study published on PubMed.org found that teens who received aromatherapy were significantly less stressed than those who received a placebo. This indicated that it could be a very effective treatment for stress management.
Aroma inhalation could be a very effective stress management method for high school students. Therefore, it is recommended that this program be used in clinical practice as an effective nursing intervention for high school students
Lemon (simmering in a pan of water on the stove) is effective at neutralizing alkaline odors. Fresh air alone will eradicate many household odors, but for persistent problems, these natural remedies (preferable to commercial air fresheners, which can contain toxic chemicals) are helpful:
- Rose Water
- Fresh Flowers
- On her website OneGoodThingbyJillee.com, lifestyle expert and blogger Jill Nystul has a lot to say about carpets. She said that carpets are often a place in our home that trap unwanted odors. She says to mix borax, baking soda, and essential oils or spices in a bowl. Then shake over your carpets. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes and simply vacuum up for a fresher room. You can find her more detailed instructions here.