What do you use to make KIDS room smell nice?
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Emily - posted on 01/20/2011
Essential oils are completely natural, so once I've cleaned up their rooms and opened the windows for a while, I spray a mist of water with some drops of oil shaken up in it. I use orange because I like it, but of course there's hundreds of others. If you don't want to spray water, just drop a drip or two onto tissue and wipe heaters with it; when they heat up the scent is released!
Mary - posted on 01/25/2011
I use Norwex mattress cleaner.... spray it on the bed once every 2-3 months ( more if he still has night time accidents ) , and I spray it on the carpet about once a month, since it is enzyme based and not chemical it doesn't leave a heavy perfume, it attacks the dust mites ( and their feces) and other odor causing bacteria, only leaves a fresh smell behind :)
Rachel - posted on 01/17/2011
put baking soda on the floor as a carpet freshener, then vacuum it, its safe, chem free and I believe it even tells you to do o in use on the back of some of them, you can even add to your shampoo and brush your teeth with it (but dont swallow)
Crystal - posted on 01/26/2011
I used to toss lavender wrapped in cheesecloth in drawers... it was mainly a more pleasant alternative to moth balls, but it always made the room smell so comfortable too. big bonus. Of course, that was back when I could garden without killing cacti.... but if you have a green thumb (or a green-thumbed) friend, hit them up for some twigs.
Jacqui - posted on 01/25/2011
i just open the windows a little every day and keep bed quilts/sheets clean. make sure you empty the dirty socks from the room as it these hidden gems that find their way under the bed that are the main cause of 'pong' oh and do not let them eat upstairs!!!
Kelli - posted on 01/24/2011
I use a product called Sol-u-mel it's a natural Odor eliminator and can be used as a stain remover to. I have a teenage boy as well who plays football his clothes come home soaked and can smell up even my laundry room in a matter of minutes. I can spray Sol-U-Mel and the odor goes away really quickly without strong scents. Not trying to sell it but if you want to know how to order it let me know I can share that info with you. It really works great for pet odors or stains as well.
Holly - posted on 01/19/2011
I have 2 teenage boys in one room. If it stinks I make them clean it and open the window while they clean. After they spend 5 minutes "cleaning" I go in and really clean! It usually doesn't take any cleaning supplies, just throwing stuff away and washing clothes/sheets/blankets etc. If I am feeling super ambitious I will go through drawers and take a garbage bag with me. Of course, if there is something I do have to scrub. I use 1 part bleach, 4 parts water and wipe stuff down. Baking soda does wonders for the carpet but really clogs the air filter and I usually have to spend 20 bucks on a new one after vacuuming.
Making sure there are no rotting objects hiding in corners will help! That and keeping the window open. I would never use some chemical-laden product that makes the place smell like a pine forest or citrus farm - God knows that the effects of those weird chemical might be in the long run. Remember nobody has tested them for long term exposure because often they have only been around for a few years.
Febreeze is my favorite spray air freshener :)
We also really like incense (sp?) - Nag Champa is our fav. I usually walk around the house and light 2 or 3 all through the house (one in the front room, one in the master bedroom and sometimes one in the hallway bathroom). It's clean for the air and it smells great :)
I use the Nag Champa 3-4 times a week and the Febreeze maybe once a month.
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