Try creating your own natural air freshener by adding essential oils in an oil burner or a fragrance of your choice to beeswax or vegetable candles is a sure winner.

Lemon slices, a few sprigs of rosemary and ½ tsp of vanilla extract in a pan of simmering water fills your rooms with a heavenly scent.

Fill up a bowl with petals from flowers and herbs from your garden and bring the outside in.

Top tip

If you have a smoker in your home, hide a small bowl of vinegar under a piece of furniture to deodorize the smell.

Both vinegar and baking soda dissolved in water absorb bad smells around the house.