We've all been there. Maybe you started a small fire in the kitchen or you waited a day (or three) too long to take out the trash. It's just the way life goes. Sometimes you walk into your home and realize it smells, well, weird. Of course you have your obvious fixes: Febreze, wall plugs, candles, etc. But what about when you don't have those things on hand? What's a girl do to? Over the years I have learned a few tricks for a quick home-smell-revamp, and I'm here to share them with you. Hopefully you will learn something new!
- Sauté Onions in Butter. This is definitely my favorite, and it works wonders at masking any unpleasant cooking odors. Simply put a tablespoon or two of butter in a pan and add some sliced onions. You don't have to be precise about cutting them small, you're just going to throw them out! Simply sauté and all unpleasantness will be gone. As an added bonus, anyone who stops by will assume you have been slaving over a delicious meal all day.
- Add Essential Oils to a Spray Bottle and get to spraying about the house. A natural alternative to Febreze, if that's something that's important to you, and obviously a great substitute if you don't have any air fresheners in the house.
- Zest Some Citrus. It's no secret that oranges, lemons, and limes smell amazing. Pull out your cheese grater - or your citrus zester if you're fancy like that - and get to zesting. If you're feeling really crazy go ahead an zest around the house. By the front door, in the bathroom, over the trash can, you get the idea.
- Spray Perfume on a Light Bulb. This is better for smaller rooms/a more subtle scent. If it happens to be winter and you happen to have a fire going, you can also put essential oils on the hot stones in front of the fireplace. Vanilla, lemon, and almond extract act as great substitutes.
- Drop Essential Oils on some Cotton Balls and place them around your home. Same as above, delicious-smelling extracts are great options as well.