The kitchen is known as the heart of every home because of all the time spent in there making meals to fuel our body, mind and soul.

That is why it is important to make sure that it is clean and smells fresh all the time..

Chantel Mila, a mum and influencer who uses her social media to share cleaning and household hacks, has revealed 3 simple ways to make sure your kitchen always smells good.

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In a recent TikTok video, she shared her go-to techniques to keep unwanted smells from your kitchen.

In the video she shows off her three-step technique which starts off with her cleaning the fridge, making sure to remove all the shelves before wiping it down with her homemade deodorising spray.

The spray is made up of a mix of vinegar, water and vanilla extract.

She then follows that up by boiling lemons to help deodorise the cooking spaces.

In a pot, she boils vinegar, sliced lemon and water and then lets the steam do its work.

Lastly, she takes a sliced lemon and places it in the dishwasher before putting on a cycle.

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She says this final trick not only improves the smell of the dishwasher but makes plates shine as well which is an added bonus.

Mila, who is known as Mama Mila has 470,000 followers on TikTok and 231,000 on Instagram.

Here is how you can make Mila’s deodorising spray


1 cup of warm water

1/4 cup of white vinegar

2 tsp of vanilla extract


Pour your warm water, vinegar and vanilla extract into a spray bottle. Spray directly onto your fridge shelves and walls.

Wipe off with a microfibre cloth to reduce streaking.

Repeat as needed (generally fortnightly).

Source: Mama Mila

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