Natural Scents to Cover the Smell of Cigarettes


A hazard to the health of all who encounter it, cigarette smoke leaves a nose-wrinkling smell in the air and on just about any surface the smoke comes in contact with. This smell lasts for days and even weeks after you have put out the cigarette. Fortunately, various natural scents cover the smell of cigarettes and freshen your home.


  • Featuring a pungent and somewhat unpleasant aroma, vinegar will not cover up the cigarette smell and will instead eliminate it. Remove odors from hard surfaces -- such as walls, counter tops and floors -- with a sponge dampened in white vinegar. For carpets and upholstery, mist the fabric with white vinegar. As the vinegar dries, it will eliminate the smell of cigarettes.


  • A common scent in many household cleaners, lemons filld your home with a fresh, citrus fragrance. Pour 2 cups of hot water into a container and add 1/8 cup of baking soda. Stir the mixture until the baking soda dissolves. Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the baking soda mixture and stir once again with a spoon. Carefully pour the mixture into a clean spray bottle. Mist the air with the spray to cover up the smell of cigarettes.


  • Found in the spice section of grocery stores, cloves are a dried flower bud from a tropical tree. Fill a pot with water, place on a stove top, and add several cloves. Turn the burner on and let the water in the pot to boil dry. The cloves fill the air with a fragrant scent and mask the unpleasant cigarette odor.


  • Give your smelly home a fresh-baked aroma by wrapping several sticks of cinnamon in a sheet of aluminum foil. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for several minutes before placing the aluminum foil-wrapped cinnamon sticks in the oven. Let the sticks bake for 15 to 20 minutes before turning the oven off and opening the oven door.

Essential Oils

  • Taken from the glands of plants, essential oils feature that specific plant's scent or flavor and are a common ingredient in many green cleaning recipes. Pour 16 oz. of water into a clean spray bottle. Add 30 to 40 drops of the desired essential oil -- such as lavender, grapefruit, peppermint, rose, nutmeg or orange -- to the water-filled spray bottle. Secure the lid on the bottle and gently swirl the bottle to mix the water and oil together. Mist your home with the mixture to cover the smell of cigarettes.


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