1. Simmer Up the Spices!
When kitchen air gets stale, liven it up by simmering a handful of whole cloves, 3-4 whole nutmegs, 4-5 cinnamon sticks, and perhaps a few orange or lemon peels in a large pot of water for an hour. But don't just pour this bubbling deodorizer down the drain! Instead, strain the cooled liquid into spray bottles and use it in the kitchen and elsewhere whenever the air could use a little freshening.
2. Clean a Drain with Salt
Using salt and baking soda to unclog a drain will put an end to bad drain odors at the same time. Pour 1 cup salt into the drain followed by 1 cup baking soda. Pour a kettle full of boiling water down the drain and let all that hard-working sodium get busy.
3. Bake Some Lemons
Don't buy an air freshener when you can get rid of kitchen odors at a fraction of the cost with baked lemon. Simply slice 2 lemons, put them on a foil-lined cookie sheet, and bake them in a preheated oven at 225°F for 60-90 minutes. To prolong the cleansing effect once the heat's turned off, open the oven door and leave the lemons on the rack for a few hours.