Cleaning floors is one of the most important tasks in the home, not only to remove dust and dirt, but also to maintain a disinfected and welcoming living environment.

Even after thorough washing, floors can very often give off bad odors. Generally, this depends on whether you use a cloth that is not well dried, which has that pungent “musty” smell. But even if we spilled food on the floor during our culinary experiments (such as eggs, milk) and it is food whose smell is difficult to remove! First of all, we need to neutralize bad odors from our floor. Then discover the right way to keep them always fragrant, even after a few hours! Let’s see together how to perfume floors with home remedies!

Note: We recommend you follow the manufacturer’s instructions to clean and perfume your floors.

Bar soap

One of the main ingredients for cleaning floors is bar soap. This soap, which must be natural, comes pure or in different variations, such as lavender, coconut or with the typical smell that looks a bit like lemongrass. This natural soap not only has a degreasing and cleaning power, but its scent remains on the floors clean and streak free! How can we use it to perfume floors? Let’s see it now!

For the parquet

When cleaning wooden floors, we must use delicate natural products and dry them promptly, because parquet tends to absorb water! For a fragrant parquet cleaner we need:

  • 1 bar soap, preferably melted
  • 2 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 3 quarts of water

Dissolve everything in water and use a microfiber cloth to help you remove dust and dirt. Dry immediately.

Marble floors

Marble is an elegant and delicate stone, so we need to use similar delicate products to not ruin or dull it! Here are the ingredients!

  • 1 tablespoon of liquid soap
  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 10 tablespoons of methylated spirits
  • 3 quarts of water

With this mixture you can clean and disinfect your marble floors in an ecological way. Similarly, you can use the Marseille soap to make the floor very fragrant. Bar soap is an excellent ingredient for making excellent homemade cleaning products, even for floors made of ceramic or porcelain stoneware.

Essential oils

Essential oils are an excellent natural remedy for scenting the house. We can put them in the diffusers for the rooms, we can make excellent linen perfumes or home fragrances for DIY. They are very concentrated oils, which is why they are not only very aromatic, but also have many properties.

One of the most popular essential oils of many lovers of natural remedies is lavender essential oil. Its unique fragrance also has soothing and antiseptic properties. It has a relaxing effect and is very aromatic. In addition, essential oils can be combined (in the right dosage). You can add drops of tea tree oil with antifungal and antibacterial properties. Or use geranium essential oil, which keeps mosquitoes away, or lemon essential oil, degreasing, antibacterial and with a fresh scent. Add 7/8 drops of your favorite essential oil in the bucket of water, you will see how strong your floors will smell!

How to get rid of bad odors

In addition to scenting, we must take steps to eliminate bad odors that may remain on the floors. Floors can smell for several reasons: for example, detergent residues or strong-smelling food residues such as eggs or milk can contribute. Moreover, if the cloth with which we wash the floors, is not completely dry , it releases this pungent odor that also remains on the floor!

  • Vinegar

The best remedy for bad odors and perfumed floors is vinegar. It has deodorizing and lime inhibiting properties, absorbs bad odors and polishes floors. Fill a bucket of water, put a few glasses of white vinegar, 1 drop of organic dishwashing detergent (no more) and some denatured alcohol. This DIY cleaner removes dirt eliminates odors and leaves the floor clean and shiny.

  • Not to use

Vinegar should never be used on marble floors as it could corrode or dull them. Likewise, it should not be used for glossy floors. Like vinegar, avoid using bleach or other substances on marble that can deteriorate the texture of the material, corrode it or dull it.


We remind you that it is very important to know the material that makes up the floor before acting on your own. Therefore, always follow the production instructions.