Stale Air, Pet Poop and More! How to Deodorize a Room Naturally

If you have a smelly house you’re probably looking for ways on how to deodorize a room.

You’re in the right place.

Get rid of bad smells. Here are ways to help you make your room smell fresh.

How to Deodorize a Room – First Things First

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No fresh air? Foul odor? Bad smells? Funky smells?

Here’s why your house is stinky and why it remains smelly even if you clean up.

Pet Poop and Urine

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There are nooks and crannies in your home. If you’re not careful, untrained pets might pee or poop in corners that are not immediately reachable or visible.

Yuck!

That’s the reason why your room smells. Your pet might’ve left poop somewhere you can’t see.

Clear up that stale indoor air and eliminate odors naturally by cleaning up the poop and using a room deodorizer.

Dirty laundry

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Yes, the smell of dirty laundry can be overpowering especially if left alone for a long time. The smell can be worse than rotten food in some cases.

The obvious recommendation is to have a laundry schedule once or twice a week.

Stale air

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Musty air can’t be avoided if your doors and windows are always closed – no proper airflow. I guess there are valid reasons why people need their doors and windows closed all the time?

No judgment.

For this reason, stagnant air can carry particles like cigarette smoke, dust, and mold spores that stick to clothes. Without proper airflow, your house will smell worse during humid days.

Dust

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Dust is not just accumulated dry dirt on hardwood floors. Dust can contain pet hair, fecal matter, pollen, dead insects, and more. What I’m trying to say here is that dust can stink up your house (musty smell).

So, vacuum your floor, dust your appliances, and always have proper ventilation.

Leftover food

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Leftover food stinks!

You might be imagining the rotten, maggot-infested leftover food. Yes, that’s the worse, but food will stink even at the early stages of decay.

You need to refrigerate your food if you’re not going to eat it. If your food seems to rot faster than usual, be sure to soak your plates, pots, and pans in hot water after washing them.

This is also one reason why your garbage disposal unit is smelly. So check your garbage disposal unit if it’s working properly.

How to Deodorize a Room: Your First Step

The first thing you need to do is identify where the bad odors are coming from.

Do you have a skunk stuck under your sink or inside your washing machine? Then take out the skunk (or better yet, call animal control immediately).

But seriously, knowing where the smell is coming from can save you a whole lot of time. It might be just a matter of spraying a freshener spray on that area.

Here are the most common areas you should check.

  • walls and floors
  • under the sink
  • under and around the toilet
  • laundry basket
  • washing machine
  • air conditioning vents
  • curtains, couch, carpets
  • behind big furniture like cabinets and dressers
  • the shower and bathtub
  • the shower curtains
  • window sills
  • potted plants
  • garbage disposal unit
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More Tips For Fresh Air

  1. Vacuum or sweep your floor regularly.
  2. Use a damp mop after sweeping the floor.
  3. Put baking soda on the smelly part of your carpeted floor and vacuum the baking soda after you’re done. More on this later.
  4. Wash your sheets and laundry regularly.
  5. Bathe your pets and potty train them.
  6. Use odor-absorbing white vinegar or essential oil air fresheners.
  7. Use a humidifier to prevent molds and mildew from thriving.
  8. Clean your curtains, especially your shower curtains.
  9. Use an indoor air purifier to remove air pollutants and reduce irritants in the air.
  10. Clean your washing machine regularly as they’re prone to mold and mildew.
  11. Always check your garbage disposal unit.

Now that you know where the bad odors are coming from, we can start to look at ways to make our house smelling fresh with homemade air fresheners.

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Homemade Room Deodorizers

You can buy The Crown Choice essential oil air fresheners if you don’t want to make your own home deodorizer. But here are a few homemade odor absorbers if you want to deodorize your home right now.

How to Deodorize a Room with Vinegar

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Vinegar is a great deodorizer and can absorb odors naturally.

You might be wondering if your room will smell like vinegar after using it as an air freshener. But you don’t need to worry because the vinegar smell will eventually disappear.

According to The Spruce:

White vinegar is made up of about 5-8 percent acetic acid, and it works to neutralize alkaline odors.

The Spruce recommends you use a misting spray bottle or an atomizer to cover more surface area with the odor-removing droplets.

You don’t have to suffer the sour vinegar smell. You can use a few drops of lavender essential oil in your spray bottle if you like.

It’s Wise to Use Vinegar

  1. It’s available and inexpensive.
  2. It’s natural so no harsh chemicals like SLS, parabens, etc…
  3. It will neutralize odors not just mask them.
  4. You don’t need to use an aerosol cannister.

How to Make a Vinegar Air Freshener

You need vinegar, water, a spray bottle, and essential oils (optional: put as little or as much as you want).

Step 1: Put a teaspoon full of vinegar in 2 cups of water.
Step 2: Put the solution in the bottle.

Optional: Add a few drops of lavender essential oil in the bottle. Shake well.

Step 3: Use the spray bottle as needed.

If you did not use the essential oil, you might smell the vinegar odor at first but it will disappear fast with proper airflow.

How to Deodorize a Room with Baking Soda

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Here’s another awesome household ingredient that absorbs odor.

Baking soda is a multi-use ingredient that can be used to get rid of musty smells like ripe laundry odors, cigarette smoke, lingering body odor in a room, and more.

Sometimes, baking soda is even better than commercial air fresheners or plug in air fresheners.

Advantages of Using Baking Soda

  1. Baking soda is natural and safe to use.
  2. It doesn’t have the initial vinegar smell.
  3. Baking soda is non-irritating.
  4. You don’t need aerosol propellants.
  5. It’s safer than scented candles.

Absorb Odors – How to Make a Baking Soda Deodorizer

Most people just open a box of baking soda, sprinkle baking soda in a bowl, and leave it in a room. That should also help deodorize a room, but there are efficient and faster ways to use baking soda as a room deodorizer.

No musty smell will remain if you use this baking soda deodorizer. It eliminates odors naturally.

What you need

  • One and a half spoons of baking soda
  • 3 cups of water
  • Essential oils (people love the lavender or tea tree essential oil)
  • Mist bottle spray

Steps – Baking Soda Air Freshener

Step 1: Add about 30 to 40 drops of essential oil with the baking soda. Mix well.
Step 2: Pour the solution in a mist spray container.
Step 3: Pour 3 cups of water into the bottle. Shake well.
Step 4: Spray the smelly room or area with the mist spray.

That’s your baking soda air freshener. This will tremendously improve indoor air quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why do I need to mop my floor with a wet mop if I want to remove odors? Can’t I just sweep it or use a dry mop?

A. The wet mop will be able to deep clean your floor and pick up a lot of filth. Sweeping and using a dry mop will only blow the dust into the air and make it harder to clean.

Q. Why are essential oils optional when using baking soda or vinegar?

A. Since vinegar and baking soda are natural odor absorbers you don’t really need essential oils. But it’s great to have essential oils for that extra fragrance kick.

Q. Can I use vinegar to deodorize a carpet?

A. Use baking soda so it’s less messy. Sprinkle 1part baking soda and 1 part cornstarch on the affected area. Let it sit for a minute and then vacuum it right away.

Q. Can I use baking soda as a shoe deodorizer?

A. Yes. Put some baking soda in a salt shaker and pour some baking soda inside your shoe then clean immediately. You can also use the baking soda inside a bowl put it inside your closet or shoe rack so it will absorb the odors.

Q. Can I use vinegar to clean my son’s stinky lunch box?

A. Yes. Rotten food inside the lunch box will stink it up. Cleaning it with a rag soaked in vinegar should do the trick. Once it dries, the vinegar smell will disappear. This is a great solution because vinegar is food-safe and will not harm your son.

How to Deodorize a Room Naturally

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  • ✔️ RELAXING AROMATHERAPY: Lavender essential oil helps you relax and sleep.
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