This Kitchen Ingredient Can Be Your Favorite Room Freshener
When life gives you lemons, turn it into an air freshener!
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Nothing puts you off more than a bad smelling home. Everyone has that one particular fragrance that you associate with their home as soon as you enter. Yes, we all clean our houses but it’s important they smell good too. Make sure when someone enters your home, it’s pleasing to the noses as well. How to do that? With lemons!
Lemons are great for heart health, rich in vitamin C, and great for weight loss too. Not only are lemons the perfect kitchen ingredient to add some zing to meals, but they also have a beautiful fragrance and can be used in many innovative ways to use as an air freshener.
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How To Use Lemons As An Air Freshener
1. Mopping With Lemon Juice
Squeeze a lemon in your mop water bucket and use it throughout the house. Half a lemon is enough for a small bucket. Not only will the house smell great, but the smell of lemons will also help keep ants and other insects at bay.
Also Read: Ants In Your Kitchen? 10 Top Kitchen Tips To Get Rid Of Them!
2. Lemon And Cloves
We agree the lemon might look like a creepy voodoo doll from a supernatural movie, but it is quick and effective. Cut your lemon in half and poke it with some cloves. Half a lemon will require about 5-6 cloves. You can use this to keep it in different corners of the house and even in the refrigerator to deodorize it.
Also Read: Need tips to clean the refrigerator? Here’s how you can do it.
3. Lemon For Microwaves
Is your microwave smelling of the day-old pizza you reheated? It’s a 15-minute task and requires only two things. A lemon and some water. Make sure you use a microwave-safe plastic container or a glass bowl that is thick and durable. Add a glass of water and 4-5 lemon slices. Microwave this for 7-8 minutes and let it rest for 10 more minutes. Open the microwave and wipe it with a damp cloth. The steam will loosen the stains and the lemon will make it fresh smelling. The odor and stains, all gone! Know more about how to clean a microwave.
4. DIY Lemon Room Freshener
Making a lemon room freshener is an easy task and not at all daunting. You will need a cup of water, some rubbing alcohol, lemon juice, and any essential oil that you prefer. It’s better to use fragrances that complement the lemony punch like chamomile, eucalyptus, or tea tree. Pour it in a spray bottle and it’s ready to use.
5. Use Lemon Rinds
Most of us discard them, some of us use it in baking and masking, but it is important to know that the lemon rinds hold a lot of fragrance and can be used as a freshener. Boil the lemon peel in a glass of water and use this as a spray for freshening the house. The effects are obviously not as long-lasting as the DIY spray mentioned above but it surely works as a quick fix.
You Need These For A Fresh Smelling Home
The market is full of essential oils and beautifully scented candles to make your house smell great. Here are some readily available fragrant goodies for your home:
1. Strategi Herbal Lemon Room Freshener
- Made of natural extracts and aromatic oils
- It has zero chemicals
- It is a disinfectant and a freshener.
2. Ambi Pur Citrus Power Air Freshener Spray
- Easily available online and at general stores.
- Comes in other fragrances also
3. Nawab Essential Aroma Diffuser Oil
- Set of three
- Ocean, Lemongrass, and Citronella
- Not to be used on the skin
Which is your favorite fragrance that you use to make your home smell nice? Musk, floral, citrus or fruity?
About The Author
Nishtha Asrani Sethi, born and brought up in Delhi, is a content writer who has previously worked with NDTV and Resolver. Her roots are deep within the food industry, thanks to her family business and a keen interest in contemporary food products. Nishtha loves to serve her articles with a side of humor. Her Bachelor’s degree in Home Science comes in handy while researching the science behind the food. When she is not trying to win a battle of fries vs fruit with her daughter, she is busy experimenting with her huge joint family with crazy recipes.