Banish Odors And Freshen Up Your Home For Spring With An Easy Baking Soda Hack

It's no secret that baking soda is a great deodorizer and there are a lot of baking soda cleaning hacks that you can make use of around the home. One of the best ways to use baking soda is by combining it with the use of your slow cooker. Ideal for more than just cooking some amazing meals, a slow cooker can be used in several other useful ways. You may already know that you can use a slow cooker as a humidifier, but it can also absorb odors and freshen up the air in your home.

To use this odor-removing hack, you'll simply need to add 2 cups of water to your slow cooker. Then add 6 tablespoons of baking soda and mix the two ingredients thoroughly. You should then turn the slow cooker on and set it on low, remembering to keep the lid off. Finally, let the slow cooker stay on for a few hours as it deodorizes your home and helps absorb and eliminate odors from the air. Remember that you don't have to use this hack only in the kitchen. Feel free to carry your slow cooker to any location around the home where you would like to remove odors. However, also remember to be careful when using a slow cooker. Keep an eye on it and don't leave the home if it's on.

Getting more out of this slow cooker hack

For even fresher air and better aromas, add more to this mixture of water and baking soda in the slow cooker. Add 2 to 5 drops of one of your favorite essential oils to sweeten the deal. The addition of mint, lavender, or other scents will make your home smell amazing and give it a scent that you love. As a bonus, some essential oils can also keep various types of pests at bay, so you may experience these benefits as well.

If you don't have essential oils, you can add some other ingredients to the mix instead. Alternatively, use apple and orange peels, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, or cloves to spread fresh scents around your home and make it feel more comfortable. Doing so can be well worth the effort and can give your home a great refresh, helping you and your family breathe easy.