Smoke caused by cigars, cigarettes, fireplaces and fire damage can leave an unwanted odour in the air. The residue from the smoke gets into fabric, sticks to walls and windows, penetrates carpet fibres and leaves a nasty odour causing film on any surface it touches. Regular, commercially sold, perfume-filled-spray air fresheners just mask the smell without eliminating the cause of it. There are a few natural air-freshening products, however, that you can use to remove the smoke residues and lingering odours to clear the air, instead of just covering it up.
Bad Air Sponge
The Bad Air Sponge uses a chemical process to remove smoke odours from the air, carpet, furniture, vehicles and clothing. This is a non-toxic, fragrance-free air freshener that actually removes the odour, not just masking the smell. You simply open the can wherever you need odour removal and leave it in the area to do its work. This product successfully removes cigarette, cigar, fireplace and other smoke odours.
You can make a homemade air freshener to help remove smoke odours. In a spray bottle, mix equal parts of water and white vinegar. You can spray this air freshener solution on windows, walls and any other non-fabric items. Wipe the surface down after spraying it. Removing the smoke residue will help effectively get rid of the unwanted smoke odour and leave your home smelling fresh.
Baking soda is one of the most universal household items you can have. It will not only help remove stains and act as a whitening laundry booster, it can also effectively remove smoke odours. Place a few open boxes of baking soda around your home or wherever you need to remove odours and freshen the air. The powder will absorb the unwanted odours within a few days. You can also add baking soda to the vinegar spray listed previously for additional air freshening.
Charcoal absorbs odours in the same manner in which baking soda does. Place a bowl or open bag of charcoal in the area you want to freshen the air and remove unwanted smoke odours. Leave it there for a few days or until the odours have been eliminated.