My natural remedies to get rid of home odor

Here are my natural remedies to remove home odor are –

Keep the doors and windows wide open


This helps sunlight and natural air to come in and keep your home always fresh.

Keep the toilet floor dry

Dry toilet floor

Important and very effective way to keep toilet odor away. Keeping the floor always dry, keeps all bad odor away. Use the toilet for urinating purpose and use flush to flush out urine every time you use them.

Keep the bath towels dry

Dry bath towles

Another effective way to keep your bathrooms fresh is by keeping your bath towels dry. After taking bath, please dry them in sun.

Wash your bath towel regularly

Wash bath towels

This will keep the towel germ free. A healthy way to keep your body germ free as well. The frequency will depend on how soon the towel gets dirty (number of people using the same). Since I am the only one using the towel, I wash it once every week.

Segregate your clothes

Segregate clothes

Your daily use and washed clothes need to be kept separate so that the used clothes don’t get mixed up with fresh ones. I use cloth hangers for all used clothes instead of keeping them together. I also make sure I dry them in air every time I wear them before putting them back to my used cloth wardrobe.

Clean bed linen regularly

Clean bed linen

Bed linen is another important material that stinks very often. Since it tolerates our sweat and other dirt throughout the day, it is important these are cleaned based on frequency of use and weather condition of the city you live in. In my Kolkata home I need to wash my bed linen every 15 days, but in my Bangalore home I wash them once every month.

Kitchen sink odor

Kitchen sink

People complain of odor from kitchen sink when they don’t clean utensils regularly. Or keep waste food items in those utensils. I always clean all food items from my utensils and throw them into dustbins before I keep the utensils in sink. So my sink never stink that much as all stinking items are thrown to dustbins.

Keep the dustbin dry

Use tissue paper for dustbin

Now, this is really a big challenge. Best is keep tissue paper inside the dustbin along its walls. Dry dustbins don’t smell.

Smell from shoes


Our shoes are especially very smelly. One main reason is we keep them covered or don’t clean them regularly. It also sometimes happen that we keep wet or moist shoes with normal shoes. It is thus important to keep them in open racks or put them in covered racks only after drying them sufficiently enough.

Have flowers for home


If you have a puja room or change flower in the flower vases regularly that can keep all types of home odor out.



#SniffSniff – umm..aah ..are you Nivea?

Inhale – don’t exhale, again inhale and only inhale…

Hey wait..what happening to you, is the nature reversed today? Why are all people only inhaling and not exhaling as a normal living process. Hmmm..the secret is in the air you breath.

You don’t see them, you can only experience the smell through all your sensory organs.

But how is smelling a fragrance with all your sensory organs possible?

Well, you need to experience that with the all new Nivea for men, body deodorizer.

There are many ways to fight body odor. Our pheromones that are natural create our unique identity with our uniquely designed odor that attracts only selected individuals towards us. That is why some women like us some don’t. But why do some people smell really aweful? It has something to do with their personal hygiene issue, their personal cleanliness.

There are many ways to fight body odor. One effective way is keep yourself clean and maintain basic rules like taking bath daily, use clean clothes, use cotton shirts, eat less spicy food etc. But there is an easy way for the lazy bums – use Nivea for men, body deodorizer. It smells so good that everyone around you will only inhale the fragrance.

I was lucky to be a part of this activity called #SniffSniff. As a part of this activity we were getting some surprise gifts and we needed to guess the final product.

As it happens, on first day we received one sketch of a man and a clip for hanging clothes -with a message inside. Well, it is one way to fight body odor. Use a clip and close your nose that senses bad smell.

After getting the first clue, I knew that the product was supposed to be a fragrance for men. Probably that was the reason the brand had chosen only male bloggers. Even my followers on Facebook and Twitter started asking me about the product that I was not sure during the campaign.

Second day we have received a bagful of coffee beans. Coffee beans are normally used to ward off bad smell or rather neutralize influence of any smell. It can be either good or bad. This clue too hinted at a fragrance.

On third day of the activity we were sent a mask – a mask that is normally used on road by traffic constables or pedestrians, by doctors during operations or workers in morgues to keep pollution at bay. If the pollution is from someone’s bad body odor then we may need one very well.

All the first three clues hinted at a fragrance brand for men. So I was very sure that a fragrance either a deodorant or a perfume was underway.

The product was delivered to me on the fourth day and it was Nivea body deodorizer – a smell that we can’t forget.

Many of my FB followers were thrilled to see the new product for men. Some did complain about the campaign being misandric as it showed men as smelly and messy.

Well, I always advice my readers to check the product themselves and share their feedback with others on my blog. You all create value for this blog, so please share your valuable opinion here. If you find that awesome smell around, please ask – “SniffSniff – Are you Nivea?”


Sniff sniff, not you honey

Those who ever had any doubt over a man’s capability to smell, please note that I can and smell as good as anyone else. Well, I wonder why I was not selected as a wine-taster or a tea-taster yet but I am not inferior to them in sniffing out proper smells. I just got unlucky that I couldn’t get those jobs yet.

Internet tells us or rather demands that women are better in sniffing out smells. It is as if since women see more colors, they gotta be better is smelling as well. But I feel the reason men may fail in such tests is that they smoke or drink more compared to women, also they work outdoors more and are exposed to more pollution everyday. This could be the reason their sense of smell goes away. A man like me, who doesn’t smoke or drink and stays away from pollution is all set to have better in sense of smells. No wonder why I can smell tobacco even if someone smokes in the neighboring house. Well, that is more negative than positive. Also, I always counter the theory that women are better in smelling as almost all wine tasters or tea tasters are men. This is a profession that needs maximum and finest sense of smell. So men gotta be better than women in smelling.

SniffSniff Winner

As I am sensitive to all kinds of smell, I am very choosy about the persons around me with bad odor. That goes well for everyone. It’s natural for a person like me to be put off by bad body odor of others.

There are some secrets that I share with others. Like –

A faint trace of lemon significantly increases my perception of my health – that is how the soap manufacturers are fooling us with lemon flavor. Personally, I like it too and that is an open secret now.

Lavender incense contributes to a pleasant mood — but it lowers our mathematical abilities. That is why spas have this fragrance all over. The magic that works well for my mind as well. This is magic that can work wonder in any bedroom in those sexually active nights, too.

A whiff of lavender and eucalyptus increases people’s respiratory rate and alertness and this has been the secret of aromatherapy massages that I enjoy.

Even though my secrets of ecstatic smells are out and universal, I can still smell the rat. Well, this is probably the reason why I never fall for those spa therapists who give me aromatherapy massages. They are seductive but not as much so that they get a place in my heart even for one night.

A good aromatherapy by a girl in her 20s is a perfect seduction recipe for a man but not as much if he is conscious about smells. Probably it has something to do with our matching chemistry as well.

This is what happened in one of my aromatherapy sessions. The girl was from north-east and has been very good at her work. Since both of us were single and both were of right age to get attracted, we did feel that. She gave me her number to contact. I had great expectation in my mind until she came too close. Well, her bad breath was a real put off. I didn’t call her back ever.

Similarly, I do hate smell of sweat of individuals and specially that of women but not everyone. When I tried to find a reason, I found that we hate smells of people who carry similar genetic profile and get attracted to those who have opposite genetic profiles.

When I was married, once I played a blindfold game, to identify my child by sniffing. It was a competition between sexes to identify whether the mother or the father can identify the child correctly by sniffing their head while being blindfolds. I could identify my baby perfectly and broke the myth that men can’t have better sense of smells. But I should confess today, that the artificial smells created by the baby brands actually take away their real smells and leave brand’s smell in our mind. So when we take away that brand or replace it with another our babies start smelling different and we fail to recognize them correctly. But I was not to be fooled.

Challenge is, what if multiple children use same brand of powder or baby creme? Will the babies smell the same? Not really. Not at least to the people like me.

Today, we have mostly one brand that has almost gotten the patent of universal baby odor. But still their products smell different when applied on different babies and parents like me can understand the same. This is the reason I could win in the identifying the baby by sniffing his body odor while remained blindfolded. I had full faith in winning, because I could identify my baby by his smell.

Be it choice of partner or identifying my own baby. I can do that almost perfectly with my impeccable sense of smells. So honey don’t even try to fool me.