A few simple tips on how to get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke in your house

Alison Forde

December 09, 2021

A few simple tips on how to get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke in your house

The smell of cigarette smoke is one of those unpleasant and rather difficult odors to eradicate, both from clothes and from furnishings. Smoking indoors is not a good idea at all and even the most heavy smokers often avoid lighting their cigarette indoors, in their own home, especially in the bedroom. The smoke, unfortunately, can linger in a room for a long time, even if we open the window. In addition to physical damage and damage to one's long term health, smoking also tends to yellow objects and over power any pleasant scents used clothes or curtains in a bedroom. If you are a smoker and want to lighten the air in your home making it more pleasant, we have some advice for you. But even if you are forced to live with a smoker who won't give up a cigarette indoors, especially in winter, these tips could be for you.



First of all we must never underestimate the "air exchange" factor: let's open the windows! This is definitely the first thing to do when dealing with smoking in the house and it applies as much to cigarette smoke as it does to other unpleasant smells, such as, for example, burnt food. But let's see some more practical advice:

1. Clean the ashtray: don't just throw away the cigarette butts and give it a rub with a rag ... clean it thoroughly with water and detergent after prolonged use! Much of the bad smell that remains in the room, in fact, is due to what remains in the ashtray.
2. Baking soda: Sprinkling smoke-soaked fabrics or the surfaces of objects in the room where someone has smoked with baking soda can help. If it comes to clothes, blankets or other fabrics, after applying the baking soda, you can put everything in the washing machine and you will see - the smell of smoke will no longer be so persistent.
3. Candles: Special odor fighting candles, or simply candles with a pleasant scent you like, can be a good way to reduce the smell of smoke.


4. White vinegar: This product, which we use daily in the kitchen, has a rather strong and pungent odor, which can counteract that of smoke very well. As well as adding flavor to dishes and as a useful cleaning aid, you can also pour a little vinegar into a container placed in the smoker's room, to remove the unpleasant odor.

5. Essential oils: if you have an oil burner, you can indulge yourself with fragrances, similar to candles. If you don't have one of these, you can use the homemade orange peel method! In a saucepan, boil some orange peel for about ten minutes; the resulting liquid can be put, for example, in a humidifier container on a radiator! Not only will you get rid of the smell of smoke, but your home will smell pleasantly citrusy.

6. Charcoal: The charcoal used to bbq is also a natural odor suppressant. It will be enough, therefore, to put a bowl with a little charcoal in the "smokers" room and wait for the bad smells from the tobacco to be absorbed.

If you have any other tips on how to get rid of cigarette smoke in the house, let us know in the comments!