5 Tips & Natural Remedies Against Bad Smells in the House

The odor may be hidden in various parts of our house in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the rooms more humid, or near the litter of our pets. That's why every good housewife always crazy to try to eliminate odors from the home. On what are the causes that lead to the formation of bad odors and the rooms or the appliances to be treated, there are several natural remedies that can help us solve this problem. Baking soda, coffee, lemon can become our best allies in the battle against bad smells.

The odor of the kitchen can be both from home appliances, such as refrigerators and dishwashers, which from what we cook. Take, for example, when we cook the broccoli or cabbage. In this case, we can put on the lid during cooking, a cotton ball soaked in vinegar, or add to cooking a piece of stale bread which will help to absorb odors.

As for frying, there are those who suggest adding a lemon peel in a separate pan with oil before you start frying. Or, cut and dip an apple in the oil. The last alternative is to boil in a separate pot while cooking your food, water, and vinegar. The evaporated solution absorbs odors.

As for appliances, however, your best friends could be coffee, to be put in a glass in the refrigerator to deodorize it inside. The refrigerator is definitely a great problem as to odors for moisture that accumulates, combined with dirt, bacteria and smells of food, which sometimes makes us swoon when we open the door. The most common remedies are those involving the use of a glass of vinegar or baking soda in the corner of the refrigerator. Baking soda, in fact, has the power to absorb odors and eliminate them.

To eliminate the smell of melon from the refrigerator we must keep for at least one night a peeled potato on a shelf of the refrigerator. Still, you can put a bowl of milk in the fridge. If the smell is persistent, you have to change it often.

To remove odors from chopping board just wipe the cutting board with a cut lemon and wash it with water. Always allow it to dry thoroughly. To eliminate the smell of chicken from dishes, the lemon is miraculous. Rub it on the plate or on the dishes during washing. To remove the smell from knives, pass them several times in a carrot.

In the rooms, bad smells can come from old furniture, mothballs, shoes, closets. For the closet, you can use orange peel to which you have added cloves or lavender. Just mix warm water, baking soda and a cup of vinegar, to get an accurate floor cleaning, in the event that it is stained by a pet.

If the bad smell comes from shoes, other than putting them out the window, you can solve the problem with many other natural solutions, such as baking soda or a solution of water and vinegar. Having said so, it may seem strange, but the sheets of newspaper can be one of our important allies in the battle against the bad odors of shoes. If your shoes are wet or are wet, remove them once you return home and let them dry thoroughly. Inside, place a crumpled newspaper: absorb moisture from the shoe.

In the Bathroom, the bad odors depend on the humidity accumulated in tubs and showers, clothes hanging from inside, from drains. Be sure to make adequate cleaning and drying of shower and bath, adding if it is the case of apple vinegar. Same thing you might want to do in your exhaust.

For the toilet, make a solution of vinegar and lemon and sprinkle the edges of the cabinet and inside. Let it sit a few minutes and then rinse. At the edges, you might even think of using a solution of warm water and baking soda, rub by using the mop to remove dirt and disinfect the interiors.

The balls of expanded clay can be very useful for absorbing odors from garbage cans. Use them to cover the bottom of your container. Obviously, when you can, always clean it carefully removing stains and dirt.

Even your shoe racks located in different parts of the house may give bad odor. In this case, you'll need a glass of baking soda, to store in them. It should be enough to absorb most of the bad smell. If possible, then treat more problematic shoes, individually with the advice that we have listed above.

There are several ways to deodorize the house naturally. Remember, in general, water and baking soda or vinegar and water have an immediate degreasing and sanitizing effect. In some cases, essential oils can be useful, if added to the solutions just seen in the daily cleaning. The environments in which we live is our business card, which tells the others a lot about our habits, our way of being.

Coconut: Natural Solution For Your Skin


The palms and coconuts remind us of the colour and the heat of summer. However, to combat the heat and humidity of this period, the fruit becomes our valuable ally, because its properties are perfectly suited to the needs of our body for nourishment and protection and enhancing our beauty.

Baby Massage Oil First Love

Infant massage, from its earliest origins, involves the use of oils. One of the most common questions that mothers arise is what oil to use on the delicate skin of their baby? The doubt is more legitimate because the market is full of advertisements with new products everyday that seem to be designed for our children ad hoc. And the cases to say that often seductive messages conveyed also emblazoned brands are the result of elaborate marketing strategies and do not always reflect the actual characteristics of the product.

Going out in Istanbul to Enjoy Music, Dance, and Nightlife

Although I think that cities are shaped by the characteristics of the geography on which they are built, they also have multiple faces, depending on the personality of the people who inhabit them and the people who pass through them. Today we escape from Istanbul, to rest from the city.

The choice is centered between going to the Princes Islands or Adalar, or get to the Black Sea. For the first option, ferries are from the jetties of Kadikoy, Besiktas and Kabatas. The trip lasts one hour and a half, and of the 4 visited islands, Buyukada, Heybeliada, Burgazada and Kinaliada, the largest and most visited is the first one.

As no motor vehicles are allowed, the alternative is limited to renting a bicycle or hiring a phaeton, horse carriage, which are found when we arrive at the side of the ferry stop, and that therefore await the arrival of travelers. The carriage takes us to the hills, walking among the noucentista mansions of the island.

When I was there, he asked us to have a drink, and he parked on a terrace on the hill at the edge of the sea with very nice views. Once we're back in the village, the option is to eat at one of the fish joints around the jetty. If the trip is in summer, you also have the possibility of renting a boat that will leave you on a private beach, lie in the sun and take a bath.

On this occasion, we went to the Black Sea by road, marking as destination point the coastal town of Kylios, one of the first on its banks. We start the trip, taking the tram to the final stop of Kabatas, where buses stop, which take us to the nearby town of Sariyer. The route is long, one hour approximately, and the innumerable stops run parallel to the strait, covering practically all the populations of the European shore.

There is an option to get to Sariyer by cruise on the Bosphorus from Istanbul, although it does not follow until the Black Sea, which is only 8 kilometers away. From there if I'm not mistaken, I think there are tourist boats that go to the entrance and return.

In Sariyer, we get off at the ferry stop, and walk inland on the road that runs through the town, to a Dolmus stop where we see the fate of Kylios. In the Dolmus, a minibus with capacity for 20 people, the riders give the money in hand to the driver. The route is made transversally by the hills that separate the two populations, since it is not possible to do it by the coast.

Besides that there would be a detour to the whole tip of the peninsula. From Sariyer, however, it is possible to arrive by road to Rumelifeneri, fishing village, on the very edge of the Black Sea and the Bosphorus. It gives its name to the lighthouse on the European side, which guides the intense maritime traffic to the strait.

Kylios is small, very small. From the stop at the entrance of the village, after having a relaxing tea in a quiet and charming bar, we followed the road instead of going through the town. We did not find a way to the beach, since most of them they are private and the accesses are fenced, or guarded.

Groups of dogs appear who approach and observe, but do not threaten when we pass by. After a few meters, we go through the door of a complex of buildings surrounded by fences, and almost instantly leave. People warn me that it goes down there to the shore.

The security guard and his dog guide us through the spaces between the barracks, where groups of children and a few adults, observe us with curiosity. They check us up and down, and a few steps further down a flight of stairs leading to a dirt road that is lost in a forest. The guard, as charming as the old man in the bar, seems sincerely happy to be able to start a conversation and help us.

When we ask him if the ships where he works are the schools, he tells us that the place is a complex enabled to provide shelter to families. They were left homeless by the earthquakes of last autumn in the province of Van, in the east of Turkey near the border with Iran and Mount Ararat.

A few meters down, when we reach a crossroads with another road that leaves the road and at the entrance there is a gate and a barrier. The boy tells us to wait. He lets the guard know that we have his permission to walk through those land. Upon returning, he indicates that the path will take us to the sand.

We thank him from the heart. He turns around taking the road back to the reception center, and his dog comes with us for a walk. The day is leaden, and down the path, the landscape, like silence, is ghostly. The uninhabited blocks are only skeletons in the middle of the brush and fallen leaves.

At the edge of the road, a car is dismembered with the doors open, without glass and the bonnet ripped off. Flanked by more empty buildings, we continue to the sand, where the asphalt is abruptly cut. The Black Sea stretches out, behind a beach full of garbage and debris, tires, rusted iron, white booths and empty apartments with peeling paint.

It seems to be the terrace of a closed club, full of plastic chairs and tables thrown away. There is no one, and you can not see a soul in the distance. At the beginning of the beach, in an arm of the cove are the houses of the town. On the other side is a corroded footbridge that gets into the water, perhaps once a jetty. In the sea, are a horizon of freighters and ships.

It gives the feeling that everything had been devastated by the storms, leaving that place of desolation. In spite of everything, it's not bad, and in the walk along the shore, we met a girl jogging, and a kid who leads us, walking in the same direction. At the end of the beach, after passing through a door that goes to the back of a restaurant, we went to a hill and the most lively street we have found so far.

It is not because there are many people in the streets, but because in several bars and open shops, we see people. At the end of the street is a small esplanade, and on one side the entrance to the village and the bus stop. We take back 10 minutes later, to link at Sariyer, with bus to Kabatas.

The bus to Bosphorus is full, but we are seated, although halfway up I get up to let sit an old woman who has climbed. There are quite a few people standing up and the trip is long, but we got off a little later, because we are going to take a walk around Ortakoy. There is no danger of stopping, because it is impossible not to see the Bosphorus Bridge (Bogazici), under whose European feet the town is sheltered.

Ortakoy (middle village) is split in two by the road. Between it and the Bosphorus is the tourist area, with cafeterias, restaurants, tea shops, and handicraft stalls. There are also cool clubs in the Istanbul area, those with terraces to the strait. On the shore, next to the ferry stop (iskelesi), we see the picturesque and wonderful white stone mosque and tall windows, now under construction.

To the north of the road, Muallim Naci Caddesi, Ortakoy is transformed into a more quotidian neighborhood, without the Bohemian shore of the Bosphorus. Shops, bars, pastry shops, high schools, hairdressers, and their people, live under the gigantic frame of cement and cables hanging above their heads.

We go down to the dock, and do what the others do. In a glazed corner restaurant, a stone's throw from the jetty, we ordered a couple of potatoes like melons. They are stuffed at the discretion of what the waiter's ingredient tanks caught, and watered with a judicious mix of slurps.

It is almost impossible to finish the tunneled tubercle, and it is advisable not to do so as a matter of intestinal caution. The rest of the visit, as it could not be otherwise, we do it through the adjacent streets. The stalls of handicrafts and antiques, have been transformed from a time to this part, in mere jewelry, stones, and cheap souvenirs.

In the mosque covered by tarpaulins and guarded at the entrance, we can see through the doorway. The bus stops are on the clogged road, so we leave the back streets behind, and go out into the chaos of the avenue. From here, it is not only bus 25 that goes to Istanbul, but there are many more to the center.

In a store next to the stop, we bought the cards, and after passing a bus that even though it was full, managed to get up or grab all the students in a class. We got to sit in the next stop, which goes Half-empty and bound for Kabatas. The route is short, although with many stops, and picks up a good number of students from the faculties of the Bosphorus universities.

The route also passes under two huge green lungs of the hill, essential to visit, such as the Macka park and especially the Yildiz park. We leave the bus and the shore, taking the funicular zipper that climbs the hill to Taksim Square, to see sale season on brand stores in Istiklal Avenue.

Going out in Istanbul to Enjoy Music, Dance, and Nightlife

Taksim Square, has been for years a point of reference for night lovers. It has DJ nights and occasional live performances. They usually play nu-jazz, rock and Latin music. On weekends the public enjoys nights of disco music. The city transforms into a bar or nightclub from certain time.

Going out in Istanbul to Enjoy Music, Dance, and Nightlife

To top off the day and the trip, we go to celebrate taking a few beers in a small hideaway of a side alley in the most famous and chic disco in Istanbul. The security guards stationed at the door of the premises monitor that boys entering cannot exceed the girls. We enjoy drinking while watching Turkish football on TV. The beer is much cheaper. We walk down the steep alleys around Galata, and take a tram on the bridge to return to the hotel room.