The Peanut Butter Hack That'll Make Your Home Smell So Much Better

A stinky house is a big turn-off to anyone. Foul smells can seep through from damaged pipes, emanate from damp and moldy carpets, or even come from having a lot of animals in the home.

When you're trying to change the way your house smells, you need a scent that's even more overpowering than the bad one. It's usually not a good idea to use artificial air fresheners for bad smells because the situation tends to get worse. "Air fresheners contain a variety of chemical, and sometimes biological, components that can be problematic for some individuals and can contribute to poor indoor air quality," according to an environmental health and safety report from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The best way to get rid of an unwanted stench in the home is through organic means, and what easier way to make your home smell so much better than with some peanut butter? Now, we all know that peanuts are very aromatic. Their scent has a way of getting the better of the atmosphere. If someone is snacking on anything with peanuts in it, you'll sniff it out a mile away. That's why this hack will have your home smelling less barfy and more nutty.

Throw some peanut butter in a saucepan and let it cook

Peanut butter has a strong odor, so it can easily counter even the most nauseating of house stenches. According to CNET, in order to mask bad smells in your house, grab a jar of peanut butter and scoop up a tablespoon of it. Add it to a pan and heat it up. The oil from the peanut butter will crackle and eventually, the fragrance will flow throughout your home and absorb any lingering unpleasant odors. 

Per Delish, the best time to use this hack is after cooking something odorous or after cleaning your house with straight bleach. The nuttiness of the butter will add richness to your space too. If nothing else, we guarantee that your dog will be over the moon with joy. Of course, there may come a time when you may get sick of the peanut butter smell. If that happens, you can just throw open some windows for ventilation until the aroma is completely gone. 

Regardless, this hack is one of the best ways to naturally fragrance your home without relying on processed fresheners.