No matter how beautiful your home is and how well it has been furnished, if it does not smell right, it won’t feel right, neither to you nor to your guests. Regardless of how well ventilated your home is, you will be needing more than just fresh air to ensure that your home is fragrant and pleasant. Keeping your home fragrant can be even more challenging if you have indoor pets. The smell of their body or their excrement can not only make it difficult for you to sit inside, but may also cause health issues. There are many options available in the market including an air purification system for your entire home, portable air purifiers for rooms, sprays, candles, incense burners, plug-in dispensers and more. However, if you want your entire home to smell just perfect, you will have to use a combination of these various options as some of these are quite specific.
RejuvenAir Bamboo Activated Charcoal Air Freshener and Purifier Bags
Charcoal is a natural absorbent which can conveniently remove odor as well as particles from the surrounding air. It is extremely porous and traps molecules. You can place these charcoal bags anywhere in your home including your wardrobe, shoe rack, fridge as well as in your car. Before you start using them, you should activate the bamboo by keeping these bags under the sunlight for 6 to 8 hours. They are long lasting and can go on absorbing odor for two years. If you keep them under the sun once a month their life will increase and they will be more effective. They are also very affordable and you can get a pack of five for just $25.
LEVOIT Air Purifier for Small and Medium-Sized Rooms
LEVOIT Air Purifier has been manufactured specifically for providing air purification without compromising the health of children, asthma patients and pets. It is equipped with an advanced three stage filtration system including a pre-filter, a true HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorbing) filter and an activated carbon filter. Together this multi-step system can capture pet hair, dander, mold, dust and other allergens. Levoit claims filtration up to 0. 3 microns. The purifier has adjustable speeds and also has a silent mode so that your sleep is not disturbed. It is appropriate for small to medium-sized rooms. The purifier is CARB Certified i.e., it meets California’s standards for indoor purification devices. It is available for a price of $89.99.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Scented Soy Aromatherapy Candle
These candles have been prepared with renewable ingredients like vegetable and soy wax. Nonmetal and lead-free, these candle wicks can burn for 35 hours and provide a long-lasting fragrance of lemon verbena. It has a citrus scent which is mild and refreshing and comes packed in a glass jar which is recyclable. These are perfect for removing any persisting stench. Two jars are available for a price of $18.70.
Poo-Pourri, Before-You-Go Toilet Spray
Available in lavender-vanilla scent and prepared from natural essential oils, the Poo-Pourri before-you-go-to- Toilet Spray will leave your bathroom fragrant and clean. All you have to do is spray on the water in the toilet bowl before using it to prevent the smell before it begins. It not only covers the odor but also prevents it. One 4oz bottle has around two hundred uses and is priced at $14.99
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Plug-Mount Odor Eliminator
This plug-in type odor remover by Hamilton Beach is equipped with a carbon filter and a scent cartridge. It has a quiet fan that makes sure you don’t get annoyed by noise. The fan pulls in the air inside your room while the carbon filter traps odor and particles. Finally, fresh fragrant air is released back into your room. It can be installed in any room and eliminates tobacco as well as pet odor. It is easy to use with a simple on/off button and can be plugged directly into a 110 V power supply. The device is equipped with an indicator that lets you know when the filter needs to be changed. You can use any Trueair filter for pets, common household, tobacco or a Green Meadow Scent Cartridge. You can install one in each room for making your entire home fragrant.
Stain & Odor Remover by Propooch
This spray by Propooch is a pet odor eliminator which is a must-have for pet lovers. What is even better is that it not only removes pet odor from your carpet but also eliminates the stains that cause that odor. Everyone who has pets at home knows that sometimes even all the training cannot prevent an accident and a pet with an upset tummy may stain your carpets and leave an everlasting stench. The Propooch spray will completely destroy the stains and eliminate any odor. It performs three powerful actions including removing the stain by eliminating offending compounds, eradicating the odor source and preventing further staining. If you have just bought a new puppy or a kitten this tool can really come in handy. It has been scientifically formulated for higher potency to ensure effective cleaning of your upholstery, flooring, carpets and rugs without damaging them. It is considered among the best pet deodorizers for carpet.
Fragrance Filters Scented Air Filters
If you have an air purifying system already installed in your HVAC, you can use special filters in your air purifier which have been made to remove odor from the air. These scented air filters are available in a large variety and can leave your entire home smelling fresh. They also remove pollen, lint, pet dander, mites and other impurities from indoor air. The special “True” HEPA filters are known for high filtration efficiency. However, if you do not have any central air purification system in your home, installing the whole system can be expensive. In the long run however, it will prove to be less costly than isolated room air purifiers.