3 Simple Solutions To Freshen Up Your Home, Naturally

Spray CleanerHomes trap all kinds of smells—last night’s salmon dinner, dirty gym clothes in the laundry basket, the cat’s litter box, and more. You may have become accustomed to the scents of your own home, but if you’re looking to sell your home, you’ll want to be sure it’s odor free! Healthy living expert, Building Biologist and author Lisa Beres shares these three simple solutions to naturally create and maintain a fresh home:

Kitchen Refrigerator

Remove foul odors and stains from leftovers in the fridge by cleaning the drawers and shelves with a homemade cleaning solution. Simply add a few drops of natural dish soap to a bowl of baking soda and stir until it creates a thick paste.

Candles and Air Fresheners

Store-bought air fresheners can contain synthetic chemicals, such as formaldehyde, which can irritate eyes, skin, and throats, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Instead, create your own air freshener by combining 10 drops of an essential oil—such as lavender or eucalyptus—with two cups of water.

Cooking

Help prevent unappealing cooking odors, such as fish, from spreading and lingering throughout the home by installing an odor reduction filter. It can help remove odors and gases from the air passing through the filter and helps keep the home fresh for families and houseguests.

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