How to make a smoke eliminator

Updated April 17, 2017

The smell of cigarette smoke can linger for a long period of time. Smoke can also stain, turning walls and ceilings brown or yellow with continued exposure. While most retail stores sell fabric and air fresheners, most sprays, candles and spritzes just cover up the odour rather than eliminate it. Create your own powerful smoke odour remover with a few simple items.

Open windows and turn on fans to circulate the air in the room. Allow the smoke to vent and fresh air to enter the room to begin the odour-eliminating process.

Make a solution of baking soda and vinegar. Mix one cup of white vinegar and two cups of water in a spray bottle. Add a scoop of baking soda and use the solution to clean surfaces. Remove the residue and stains from the walls, windows and floors. You must clean all surfaces or the smell will remain in the residue.

Use baking soda on fabric and upholstery. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on couches, chairs and carpets. Let it soak in overnight and then vacuum it up.

Place open boxes of baking soda in each room. Baking soda absorbs odours from the air. Place at least one or two boxes in each affected room and leave them for at least two days.

Slice an apple and place the pieces in the smoky room. Don't remove the apple slices until the pieces shrivel.

Place a cinnamon stick on foil in the oven. Wait until the aroma becomes strong, then open the oven door.

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Crystal Lee began her freelance writing career in 2008. She has published multiple articles in "The Student Magazine" and for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in women's studies and sociology from the University of Windsor.