The secret? Lightly scented plant powered formulas and cleaning hacks will let you be the one with the great smelling house too!
It’s the first thing people notice when they walk into your home: the scent!
You know how your home smells when you walk in from vacation?
That’s what people who don’t live there smell each time they enter your home. The longer you’re exposed to scents, the less you notice them. It’s called “sensory adaptation” or nose-blindness.
Between the kids, pets, cooking, and everyday life, you’re bound to have a mixture of different aromas. There are a few smart ways to get rid of them and mask them without resorting to fake perfumy products.
You may be the type who doesn’t want any smell at all in your home, especially if you’re dealing with allergies or asthma but still want that clean and fresh feeling. On the other hand, you may want your home to have its own light, signature scent. Either way, we’ve got you.
Rebel Green’s formulas are intentionally lightly scented so you can achieve either. Here are some tips and tricks so you, too, can be the one on the block with the great smelling house.
Let’s start with the refrigerator
We all know the situation, you open up your refrigerator and immediately you’re hit with that smell. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure your fridge is free of any produce, food or condiments past their prime. Check those shelves and drawers and clean up sauce and milk spills. Give your fridge’s shelves and doors a quick wipe down with Rebel Green’s highly effective All Purpose Cleaner kissed with essential oils to make sure there are no lingering spills producing odors.
To keep your fridge smelling good long term, dip a sustainable cotton round (we like these 100% reusable cotton face pad https://www.amazon.com/Wegreeco-Bamboo-Makeup-Remover-Laundry/dp/B078N4R8LH/ref?thehuffingtop-20=&tag=thehuffingtop-20) in peppermint extract or vanilla extract and let it sit on a small plate in the back of the fridge. The fresh peppermint or warm vanilla smell combined with the scent of our All Purpose Cleaner in peppermint lemon or lavender grapefruit is just amazing and each reusable cotton pad can be used up to 1000 times. Talk about a signature scent!
Check out our blog on Spring Cleaning for tips on how to get a deeper clean here.
We’ve done the homework for you and formulated the most effective, plant based, lightly scented All Purpose Cleaner that really works!
- No Synthetic Fragrances
- No Sulfates
- No Parabens
- Kissed with Essential Oils
- Peppermint Lemon All Purpose Cleaner
- Lavender Grapefruit All Purpose Cleaner
- Pink Lilac All Purpose Cleaner
- Orange Blossom All Purpose Cleaner
The Funky Garbage Smell
Your trash isn’t completely full yet, but it’s starting to smell. Check out tips for composting which will cut down on what you throw away. We don’t want you to waste a bag by tossing the trash out before it’s full. Instead, here’s another tip with a cotton ball: put a few sprays of our NEW Room and Linen Spray kissed with essential oils on a sustainable cotton round and slip it in between the liner and the can. The scent will permeate the bin and should mask most odors until you’re ready to take it out. No need to buy those strong, fake perfumy liners.
The Garbage Disposal
That funky smell in your kitchen? It just might be coming from your garbage disposal.
To get your garbage disposal smelling good again, gather old orange or lemon peels and put them in ice cube trays with water. Freeze it all together and run it through your disposal. Ice cubes are naturally abrasive and will help clean your disposal blades. The peels offer natural, chemical-free deodorizing.
Soft Surfaces like carpet and pet bedding
Make sure you’re laundering pet beds regularly. They can be sensitive to smells and fabrics just like the other members of the family when their bedding is washed with harsh detergent. Reach for a gentle detergent like our USDA Organic Certified Fresh Laundry Detergent.
Wondering how you can infuse your favorite scent into your carpet without having to buy a separate carpet powder? Soak a reusable cotton round in your favorite scent of Rebel Green Refreshing Room and Linen Spray and put it in the vacuum bag to diffuse the scent as you clean. Otherwise, put a few drops of Room and Linen Spray on a sustainable cotton pad, pull it into pieces and place around the room. As you vacuum up the cotton ball, it should infuse the space with the oil’s fresh scent.
For bath towels and freshly laundered items
Spritz with our new Room and Linen Spray and make sure the items are completely dry before folding and putting away.
NEW PRODUCT ALERT
8 oz Refreshing Room and Linen Spray
· Free from fake perfumes.
· Kissed with Essential Oils
· Free from VOCs
· Free from Phthalates, Parabens and Petroleum & Synthetic Petrochemicals.
· New smaller size so you can put one in every bathroom and in multiple rooms
Your home’s scent can be your own signature mood booster and by knowing a few tips and tricks, it’s an attainable home cleaning goal for this season!