How to Make an All-Natural Odor Remover | At Home With P. Allen Smith

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How about a recipe for a natural odor eliminator? You know, we've all had to deal with odors
in our home. It can be a problem. And you can buy these commercial air fresheners and
odor eliminators, but if you read some of the chemicals that go in them, well, they're
hardly organic or natural. So if you're looking for something that's natural and safe that
you can actually make at home, here is a really simple idea. It's basically using alcohol
-- you can use vodka, if you like. You can also use isopropyl alcohol, or rubbing alcohol,
and water. And if you want it to have a certain aroma, you can add an essential oil. And,
basically, what you're doing is you're just going to take a cup of water to 1 cup of alcohol
and just put it in a spray bottle like this. If you want it to be scented and you'd like
for it to have a citrus aroma, you could take the essential oil of lemon or lime, or orange,
even (which is very nice), or lavender or rosemary. Just something to think about. With
the essential oils it only takes about 10 to 20 drops. It just depends on how strong
you'd like for it to be. And now I'm adding 1 cup of vodka. You may go, "What a waste
to use vodka!" But I will say is that if you start drinking this while you're cleaning
the house, it could be hazardous to your health and to your home. Here's where you would add
the essential oils of whatever fragrance you like. And then you just shake this up after
you've screwed this on. And then you can begin to spray the fabrics, this draperies, the
upholstery, the carpeting -- whatever -- in your home. Hey, if you're enjoying these tips,
check in with us regularly. We got a million of them. And if you have a homemade recipe
you wanna share, love to hear about it. And subscribe to eHow Home. Bye-bye odor.