Sitting on the sofa and smelling bad odors is one of the things we really don’t like, especially when we find every possible stratagem to be able to perfume our environment.

Sometimes the bad smell is simply due to the fact that the windows are not opened too often or when there is an animal in the house that finds its moment of relaxation on the sofa.

In any case, don’t worry because there is a way to remedy all this. Given that in cases of stains or an excessively intense smell it is advisable to wash the sofa directly , let’s see how to perfume it and remove bad odors with simple ingredients and DIY remedies!


The ingredients to remove odors from the sofa are few, simple and easily available. In fact, you won’t have to create particularly complicated recipes, I’m sure you already have them at home, especially if you use natural remedies on a daily basis.

  • Demineralised water (1 litre)
  • White vinegar (half a glass)
  • Baking soda (2 tablespoons)
  • Essential oil (1 teaspoon)

Vinegar and bicarbonate together will be ideal for saying goodbye to bad smells , so much so that they are also used to get rid of other stinks in the house, such as the one inside the refrigerator or the burning smell in the kitchen .

The essential oil , which you will have to choose based on the fragrance you prefer , will serve to leave a good scent. You can also decide not to wear it if you are only interested in neutralizing bad odors.


Now let’s see the procedure for preparing this super fragrant and effective mix!

First you will need to get a spray bottle , so that everything is more practical and you can reuse the mixture again whenever you want.


First dissolve the bicarbonate in the water completely, then pour everything into the bottle with the help of a funnel. Then add the white vinegar and finally pour in the essential oil.

Shake everything well so as to mix all the ingredients well.

And that’s it, your natural and scented sofa compound is ready!

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How to use the mixture

At this point we just have to understand when and how to use the prepared mixture in order to refresh and perfume the sofa .

First of all, it is good to remember that you cannot spray it every day , but it is advisable to do it only once a week , after having dusted the sofa thoroughly with the vacuum cleaner or other methods.

For example, if you don’t have a vacuum cleaner, you can try the lid method , which will help you do a quick clean of the sofa (and mattress!):

Once the sofa has been dusted, you can spray the mixture everywhere , even on the cushions. Stand at the right distance from the sofa so as not to wet it excessively. If there are stains, spray the mixture on a microfibre cloth and rub only on the affected area.

Then leave to dry by holding an open window or balcony . If you have a leather sofa, dry it yourself with a soft cloth and do not direct the jet on the leather, but with the rag.

I remind you again that this remedy does not replace washing the sofa. Therefore, if there are stains that are difficult to remove or strong bad odors, it is advisable to proceed with a thorough cleaning.

How to make the fabric sofa smell good?

Try making a solution with half a liter of water, a pinch of bicarbonate and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Mix everything and transfer to a spray bottle. Vaporize where you need it.

How to refresh a fabric sofa?

You can quickly refresh a fabric sofa with a solution of water and baking soda. You can either transfer it into a spray bottle or leave it in the basin, dipping a cloth and passing it quickly over the surface of the sofa.

How to clean a non-removable fabric sofa?

To clean a non-removable fabric sofa, wash a rag in water and Marseille soap, tie it to a cover and use this trick to clean the sofa from top to bottom. Everything will be quicker and simpler.

How to dry clean a fabric sofa?

Place some baking soda in a medium bowl and add 5-6 drops of tea tree oil, known for its antifungal properties. Distribute the bicarbonate of soda all over the sofa, massage with a soft brush and vacuum with the vacuum cleaner.