Unpleasant odors tend to become embedded everywhere, in your closets, your textiles, your carpets, your refrigerator and your garbage. Whether it's odors of frying, mold, moisture or tobacco, it's not always easy to get rid of it. But it is without counting on the deodorizing virtues of lemon, very effective and 100% natural.
This small citrus fruit has many whitening, stain removing, cleansing, disinfecting and deodorizing properties and has no equal in eliminating germs from the kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedrooms.
Ideal for an all-natural household, lemon helps to clean and deodorize your interior without damaging your health and the environment, unlike commercial chemicals. So if you do not know what to do with the half-lemon that you have left behind or is hanging out in your kitchen, here are some tips to use as a natural and effective deodorizer.
Deodorize your kitchen
Take a lemon, cut it in four but without going to the end so that the base keeps the quarters and sprinkle coarse salt. Arrange the lemon on a small dish and place it on your work surface. This method deodorizes your kitchen and spreads a pleasant citrus scent that will absorb bad odors for a few days.
Another tip is to empty half of a lemon and fill it with coarse salt and add either a herb (mint or basil) or spices (cinnamon or cloves). Then place the citrus fruit in a glass to fix it and place it on the work surface.
You can also place lemon peels in a hot oven off and leave them in until it cools so that the fragrance spreads throughout the kitchen.
Lemon and salt will help to absorb bad odors and the herbs and spices, mixed with the fragrance of the lemon, will diffuse their essences and give off a pleasant smell in your kitchen. It is advisable to change the herbs and salt after a few days for a lasting effect.
Deodorize your refrigerator
There are often one or more lemon halves that hang inside the refrigerator, instead of letting them dry or throw away use them instead to chase the bad odors from your fridge.
Place the lemon halves in cups and put them in your refrigerator, one at the top and one at the bottom. As soon as the lemon appears to become dry, discard the halves and repeat the operation.
So you will eliminate unpleasant odors thanks to the acidity and scent of lemon that will not only deodorize your fridge but also cleanse it.
Deodorize your furniture
Now, as soon as you use lemons for your cooking recipes, do not throw away the peels! They are rich in perfume and will be very useful to perfume your cupboards, cabinets and chests of drawers and to get rid of stale odors and even moisture. The zest is full of fragrant molecules that emit a pleasant odor.
To do this, cut the peels of the lemons and put them in a small bag of fine cloth (either cotton or linen) or a gauze and place them in the furniture to deodorize. If it's a convenient place them in the bottom of the drawers, as to the cabinets hang them on the wardrobe and let it spread.
As soon as the odor fades, repeat the operation. You will also clean the air.
Deodorize your microwave oven
Just like the refrigerator, the microwave oven concentrates the bad odors because of the fats that come from the food that is heated. To remedy this, use lemon essential oil that absorbs odors. Simply leave the oven door open for a minimum of 12 hours and then heat a bowl containing 3 drops of lemon essential oil and water for three minutes.
You will deodorize your microwave oven and clean the air.
Deodorize your washing machine
Also take advantage of the disinfecting and cleansing virtues of lemon essential oil to clean and deodorize your washing machine. Before washing, add a few drops of essential oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar instead of softener.
Not only will your laundry feel good but your machine will be descaled.
If mistakenly chosen, essential oils can be harmful to health and the environment. To avoid any risk, make sure that they are 100% natural and store them in a glass bottle in