How to Boil Lemons to Get Rid of Smells

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Lemons have the potential to replace bad odors with the aroma of citrus.

Lemons have a strong, astringent smell that clears the air of disagreeable odors while imparting a fresh citrus aroma. A lemon air freshener performs even better when mixed into a solution with baking soda. Add to a spray bottle or cotton balls to project the pleasant lemon aroma into each room of your home.


Step 1

Wash the outside of the lemon rind thoroughly under running water and cut the lemon into quarters.

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Step 2

Place 2 cups of water into a pot on the stovetop and add the lemon quarters.

Step 3

Heat the pot of water and lemon quarters. Remove the pot from the stove after it reaches a roiling boil and allow it to completely cool.


Step 4

Strain the lemon solution through a fine strainer into a bowl.

Step 5

Stir ½ cup of baking soda into the strained lemon solution and mix with a kitchen wisk until it completely dissolves. Allow the solution to cool.

Step 6

Pour the cooled lemon juice and baking soda solution into a spray bottle.

Step 7

Spray the solution into the air in each room throughout the house as needed.

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