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How to get rid of the cigarette smell in your house?

After you stop smoking, one question usually remains: when will the smell of cigarettes disappear from your house? The smell of cigarettes strongly impregnates your house and you should clean your house thoroughly after your last cigarette!

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March 4, 2020

Do your home textiles smell of cigarettes? Do your walls turn yellow? We will give you all the tips you need to get rid of the cigarette smell and get your house clean and healthy again!It is important not to forget this step because you got rid of cigarettes but if particles remain in your house then you will continue to suffer from harmful chemicals for a while. 3, 2, 1, let's clean! 🧹

Cigarette Smell: Your allies in this battle

⭐️ Baking soda

Baking soda will absorb all the bad smells from your textiles. It's acts like a sponge. All you have to do is sprinkle it on top of your upholstery to get rid of that nasty cigarette smell.

You can also mix it with hot water and a little lemon juice to get a sprayable product for your curtains for example.

⭐️ White vinegar

White vinegar is a powerful anti-bacterial agent that acts as a disinfectant on all surfaces.


Because of its strong smell, we recommend that you infuse citrus peels (orange, lemon, grapefruit according to your taste) in the vinegar to give it a pleasant smell. Your house will smell delightful and the smell of cigarettes will disappear.

⭐️ Essential oils

Essential oils can be useful to mask smells temporarily or after using vinegar. You can mix a few drops of essential oil with water in a spray bottle, shake it and spray the room.

Here are the essential oils that we recommend for this purpose:

  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Small grain bigarade (bitter orange)
  • Lavender

Further information on the benefits of essential oils can be found here

1. Let air into your home

This first tip is a timeless classic for feeling great at home. Renew the air to keep the house fresh and get rid of germs and bad smells!

We recommend leaving your windows open for about 15 minutes for optimal ventilation. This will help to eliminate the smell of cigarettes from your house.

2. Take care of contaminated fabrics!

Cigarette smoke will be absorbed by all your upholstery fabrics and is very hard to get rid of!

Our method is to sprinkle baking soda (available in pharmacies) on your upholstery and carpets and leave it on for 2 to 3 hours. You can then vacuum up the residues.

We recommend that you machine wash all fabrics that you can.

3. Clean your furniture

It doesn't seem so, but solid furniture also retains residues of toxic products and cigarette smells.

You have two solutions depending on the type of furniture you have:

  • You can use a cloth soaked in wax for your wooden furniture. The wax will clean them thoroughly to remove embedded dirt and leave a good waxy smell.
  • Or you can use hot water mixed with white vinegar on the rest of your furniture. You can follow the tip above and add citrus peels to your vinegar. This way, your furniture will have a slight smell of orange or lemon.

4. No mercy for the walls!

We don't usually think that wallpapers and paints can also be responsible for the cigarette smell in your house.

To clean your walls, mix hot water with grease-removing detergent and use a brush or sponge to scrub the surface thoroughly. Make sure that your painted walls / wallpapers are water resistant before cleaning them.



Now you know our best tips and tricks to get rid of the cigarette smell and feel better inside your house!

This will also be beneficial for the loved ones who live with you and suffer from some form of second-hand smoke

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