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Breathe: 9 Natural Ways to Reduce Odours in the Home

When weather keeps doors and windows closed tight, the air inside your home can get a little stale.

While the professional house cleaners at MOLLY MAID love that green cleaning products help create a clean and fresh scent, there are also other ways to get rid of smells you don’t like… and freshen up the air naturally.

Try these au natural air freshening techniques:

  • Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) is a great absorber of smells. Put a handful into the bottom of your kitchen garbage. Place an open box in the fridge.
  • Vinegar with lemon juice in small dishes absorbs odors around the house.
  • Having houseplants helps reduce odours in the home. The be stair-filtering plants, according to spider plants, peace lilies, snake plants, elephant ears, weeping figs, rubber plants and bamboo palms.
  • Prevent cooking odours by simmering vinegar (1 tbsp in 1 cup water) on the stove while cooking. To get strong smells such as fish and onion off utensils and cutting boards, wipe them with vinegar and wash in soapy water.
  • Keep fresh coffee grounds on the counter.
  • Use naturally-scented candles.
  • Grind up a slice of lemon in the garbage disposal.
  • Simmer water and cinnamon or other spices on the stove.
  • Place bowls of fragrant dried herbs and flowers in each room.



We can continue to clean your home

Thank you for the trust you place in us to safely clean your home. Latest government guidelines clearly state “Where it is necessary for you to work in other people’s homes – for example, for nannies, cleaners or tradespeople – you can do so" We are happy to offer our customers a safe and effective service following our HomeSafe procedures.