Tips for Keeping a Bedroom Smelling Fresh Naturally

Do you find your bedroom to be stuffy or smelly? With the right steps, you can easily get rid of bad odors and create a space that's cozy and filled with natural fragrances. Here are some tips to make sure your bedroom smells fresh and inviting at all times.


A well-maintained bedroom should always smell fresh and pleasant. To eliminate bad odors and create a relaxing and comfortable environment, consider these tips for achieving a naturally fragrant bedroom.

Fragrance the bedroom

Why does the bedroom have a bad smell?

To effectively address bad odors in the bedroom, it’s important to identify their underlying causes:

  • Failing to regularly clean the bedroom allows bacteria to thrive.
  • Keeping windows closed all day prevents air circulation and promotes mold growth. Stagnant air traps odors inside the room.
  • Smoking in the room results in the odor clinging to fabrics such as blankets, sheets, and pillows.
  • Insects like cockroaches and mice, which thrive in damp environments, can carry unpleasant odors and bacteria into the bedroom.
  • Bedwetting by young children can also contribute to unwanted bedroom odors.

How to naturally fragrance the bedroom?

Cleaning the bedroom

Unpleasant odors make the bedroom feel stuffy and affect your physical and mental well-being. Follow these tips to deodorize and freshen your bedroom:

  • Change bed sheets and pillowcases weekly, and wash blankets at least every 3 months.
  • Allow your bed sheet to air out for about 30 minutes after waking up to release body heat.
  • Regularly clean bedroom items using lemon, vinegar, essential oils, or specialized cleaning products to eliminate bacteria and odors, leaving a refreshing fragrance throughout the room.
  • Wipe the walls and remove cobwebs.
  • Empty the trash daily.
  • Avoid smoking in the room.
  • Use an air purifier or a bedroom deodorizer to remove bacteria, dirt, and mold, while moisturizing the air for improved health and comfort.

Cleaning the bedroom

Fragrancing the bedroom naturally

  • Use aromatic essential oils in the bedroom for their sedative, relaxing, and antibacterial properties.
  • Light scented candles.
  • Hang fresh lemongrass bunches in the bedroom for a natural fragrance (crush the stems of 5-7 lemongrass bulbs and tie them together).
  • Eliminate odors with dried orange and tangerine peels. Place the peels in areas with strong odors. The essential oils released from the peels will neutralize musty smells in the bedroom.
  • Add cinnamon sticks near a lit candle for about 5 minutes before sleeping. The pleasant aroma of cinnamon will fill the room.
  • Use vinegar to deodorize the room. Mix vinegar and water in a 1:1 ratio, then spray the solution in the corners. This will eliminate any lingering odors in your bedroom.
  • Place coffee grounds in a small cloth bag and hang it in the bedroom. After a few days, the bad smell will vanish.

Use lemongrass to scent the bedroom

By applying these tips, you can create a fresh living space for you and your family, ensuring restful and relaxing moments.