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Asked on Apr 16, 2019

How do you keep house smelling clean?

Kathy Gunter LawFrugalFamilyTimes.comGk


My neighbor's house smells so good. It's not a lemon or fruity smell but is clean and kind of woody. She has mostly wood furniture and hardwood floors. I am too embarrassed to ask her at this point....we just met. I can not keep my house smelling clean and non fruity. Any ideas of what to use?

5 answers
  • William
    on Apr 16, 2019

    I use about 5 to 10mdrops of different essential oils and cheap vodka in a spray bottle. Spray furniture, rugs, and air. The vodka evaporates and the scent remains.

  • Linda
    on Apr 16, 2019

    Essential oils will fill your house with wonderful smells and it is safe. Here is a diffuser https://amzn.to/2Io3Dys and here is a woodsy smelling essential oil. https://amzn.to/2DcGvyv

    We use essential oils and love them. My favorite is lavendar. Here is a post showing our diffuser in my daughters room. https://lifeonsummerhill.com/hannahs-room-tour/

    • Sharon McKenna
      on Apr 17, 2019

      Use Murphy's Oil Soap for wood to clean with. You can find it at most supermarkets or h home centers..

  • Gk
    on Apr 16, 2019

    Some essential oils are not safe for pets to inhale so be careful in what you use!

    I love my essential oil diffuser! It does make my house smell wonderful!


  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com
    on Apr 16, 2019

    I think your neighbour would take your question as a compliment! Personally I’d love to have someone ask that. :)

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 16, 2019

    If I had a new neighbor who complimented me on my house scent and asked what was my secret, I would be flattered.

    That said there are a number of things you can use. As William suggested, essential oils.

    Odo-Ban is a eucalyptus based cleaner that has a nice clean scent as well as an odor eliminator, in case you ever need it.

    Scentsy has a number of scents that are not fruity such as Hundred Acre Wood (cotton blossoms, jasmine, & vanilla). I use their car bar Luna or Clothesline which are fresh scents instead of fruity.

    In my house, I use a few drops of water and laundry scent boosters in a warmer so that my entire house smells like fresh laundry.

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