Unpleasant odours give an important message about the air quality within your home. Instead of masking odours with artificial fragrances or air fresheners you can use natural, healthy alternatives. Chemical air fresheners pollute the air you breathe rather than refresh. To cleanse the air in your home, follow these simple, natural hints:
1. Remove the cause of the problem, if possible, then open up windows and doors to allow through ventilation.
2. Place activated charcoal or bicarb soda powder in bowls to soak up smells.
3. Wipe over tables and benches using white vinegar.
4. Use indoor plants (including herbs) to soak up chemicals such as formaldehyde and ammonia. Plants are natural air filters, with large-leafed green plants especially valuable.