Who doesnt love a nice smelling house. Infact a good smelling house is more inviting and relaxing.
Here are few tips with which you can customize your preferred scents to make every room smell exactly how you want it. They are inexpensive, toxin-free, and homemade, which means with the smallest bit of effort your home can smell great.
1 Easy Simmering Potpourri.
Possibly the fastest way to infuse your home with a great smell is from the stovetop. Add a good-smelling item (for example, cinnamon sticks, vanilla extract, almond extract, apple cider, to name just a few to a cup of water in a saucepan on low heat on your stovetop. Feel free to get creative with the scents, especially when the weather begins to chill in evenings.
2 Deodorizing Spray.
All you need is a spray bottle, some distilled water, a teaspoon of baking soda, and 12 drops of your favorite essential oil (lavender or eucalyptus are good starters). Mix essential oil into the baking soda in a bowl, then pour the mixture through a funnel into the spray bottle. Top the bottle off with distilled water, shake it up, and spray away. Use this on fabric, carpet, upholstery, or in the air for a lovely fresh whole-home smell.
3 Secret Canisters.
Grab some small jars or mason jars, fill them with baking soda and essential oils, then set them around the house in every nook and cranny. Before you know it, your home will be smelling amazing. So much so that any guests will think that house is naturally “scented” through the walls. Just be sure to hide the canisters, a jar full of baking soda isn’t the most stylish accent.
4 Home made Reed Diffusers
Make the entire room smell divine with some essential oil reed diffusers, flavor of your choice of course. This simple DIY project will keep your nose and guests happy, plus they give off a relaxing spa vibe visually.
5 Fresh Lemon Air Spray.
Simply dissolve 1/8 cup baking soda into 2 cups hot water. Add ½ cup lemon juice. Pour into a spray bottle, shake it up, and spray freshness into every room in your home.Advertisement
6 Homemade Jelly Air Freshener.
Made with all natural ingredients such as gelatin, water, essential oil, and salt, these toxin-free air fresheners help you breathe sweetly and easy. Bonus: They make fantastic gifts.
7 Dried Lavender Air Freshener.
Combine equal parts dried lavender buds and baking soda into a small jar, then shake well. Add 3 drops at a time (24 drops total) of lavender-scented essential oil, shaking after every 3 drops. Place the jar in any room and enjoy the heavenly smell that ensues. (You could also punch holes into a lid for a more subtle aroma if you choose.)
8 Citrus Refrigerator Odor Absorber.
Cut an orange in half. Remove (and eat!) the orange sections and pulp, then fill the orange shell halfway with salt. Place shell in a small bowl, and put it in the back of your fridge to freshen things up – the salt absorbs stale, yucky odors while the orange shell infuses the entire fridge with a fresh, citrus scent.
9 Scented Tea Bag Aroma for Small Spaces.
For small spaces that could easily be overwhelmed with strong smells (for example, the bathroom, laundry room, or potentially musty closets), an inexpensive but great-smelling option is to hang three or four tea bags on the back of the door. Refresh your tea bags with a drop or two of essential oil when you feel the aroma start to dwindle.