Every pet owner has experienced the problem of bad animal smell. Whether your puppy had an accident or your cat’s litterbox is stinking up the house, sometimes your house needs a refresher. In situations like these, however, it’s important to use natural cleaning solutions that will ensure your pet’s safety.
Normal cleaning products are known to be a common source of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which can be dangerous to both humans and animals. That said, you’ll want to think twice before you use a traditional cleaner to rid your house of pet smell. To help you deodorize your house safely, below TurboTenant has outlined some effective natural cleaning solutions.
1. Pet Odor Freshener
When your furry friend fills the house with their unwanted smells, our pet odor freshener can come in handy. All you need to create this recipe is the following:
- 12 drops of lavender essential oil
- 2 cups of water
- 3 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol
- 1 spray bottle
Once you’ve gathered these ingredients, all you have to do is mix them in your spray bottle and spritz the necessary smelly surfaces. Don’t be afraid to spray your solution liberally for those tougher-to-get-at smells.
The essential oils will be particularly useful for this cleaning remedy. Studies have shown that lavender essential oils are useful in helping to fight bacteria and viruses.
Furthermore, if your pet’s bed is in need of a cleaning, we have a simple solution. Just powder baking soda onto the bedding and let it sit for a decent amount of time. Afterward, vacuum up the baking soda and your pet’s bed should be clean as a whistle.
2. Carpet Refresher Solution
Sometimes, your carpet can house the worst pet odors. Especially when your furry friend has made an accident, you’ll want to bring out the big guns. In this case, our carpet refresher solution is the way to go.
For this cleaning recipe you will need:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 shaker container
As a makeshift shaker, feel free to use a thoroughly cleaned, empty parmesan cheese container. Mix your ingredients together in your shaker and you will have a powdery solution that can negate any annoying carpet smell. Simply sprinkle your cleaning remedy onto the carpet, let it sit for about an hour, vacuum it up, and your carpet will smell like snickerdoodles.
3. DIY Simmer Pot Air Freshener
After you’ve finished cleaning any smelly messes, an air freshener can be the perfect way to fill your home with new, pleasant aromas. This natural simmer pot air freshener is a great way to push out old pet smells in no time at all. All you need for this recipe is:
- 1 sliced orange
- 1 sliced lemon
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 whole cloves
Toss your ingredients into a pot on the stove, fill the pot about halfway with water, and heat the mixture on a low setting. Let your solution sit for the day and add more water as needed. As the ingredients cook, your house will be filled with a pleasant, seasonal aroma.
While our furry friends can bring unwanted smells into the house, there are natural solutions to deodorize your room. Using the above recipes, you can keep your house smelling good and your pets safe from harmful chemicals found in traditional cleaners.