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If I could go anywhere in the world, it would definitely be Bali. The beautiful beaches, the juicy tropical fruits, and the sparkling, azure water. Sadly, that’s not possible although an impromptu vacation is one thing that anyone would love to take. But, it is possible to make my home smell like Bali! Think about it.
After a long day at work, you come home, open the door, and are enveloped with the scent of lavender. This can be changed according to our mood or taste of course, but rather than spending money on a vacation, how about transforming your home so that it reflects your chosen vacation spot or fragrance? Not only scent is wonderful to smell, but they also give off a positive vibe at home.
Look ahead to find easy DIY scents to spruce up your home.
8 Natural Scents to Make your Home Smell Good
More citrus anybody?
Lemon is probably a go-to item when we think about freshening literally anything. Simply use a mason jar and add a few slices of lemon with two or three sprigs of rosemary. Add water till the brim, and close the lid. It can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
When you are ready to use it, simply pour the contents into a pot and simmer it on the stove. Do not under any circumstances leave it unattended!! Let’s say you win the lottery; Did I mention not to leave the stove attended? The smell that comes out of that pot will make your stove citrusy fresh and abrasively clean, removing the evidence of day-old lasagna or pungent tuna.
Lavender Air Freshener
This type of scent is perfect for spring especially around May or June when the sweat from you, your kids, and your dog is just plain stinky. Rather than spraying those chemically based air fresheners with unknown and potentially harmful ingredients, make your own air freshener.
In a small spray bottle or pump, combine 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of chamomile essential oil with 2 tablespoons of good vanilla extract. Spray it especially in places you know are likely to smell more like the bathroom or the living room. Wait for your home to smell like an exotic cupcake!
Rosemary And Lavender Carpet Powder
Let’s be honest. We’ve probably spilled food or liquids so many times on that once clean carpet that we’ve lost count. Kind of like the number of plot twists on Game of Thrones. Not to worry! Use this rosemary and lavender carpet powder to remove the stink and bring in a natural clean smell.
Sprinkle a mix of baking soda, dried rosemary, and lavender oil (on top of the soda of course), and wait for 20 minutes. The added bonus is that the baking soda lightens the carpet, which is great especially if your carpet is white! Vacuum the carpet and your living room will smell normal again.
Smells Of Christmas
When we think of Christmas, we think of cinnamon, pinecones, and other woodsy scents. To really bring in the festiveness of the holidays and make your home smell fragrant (bonus!), use this woodsy air freshener. In a spray bottle, combine 7 drops of white fir oil, 6 drops of cedarwood essential oil, and 5 drops of frankincense essential oil. Spray away! Let the smell of Christmas envelop your home and give you a warm hug.
This is for all you coffee addicts out there. Coffee is not only great to drink (that’s an understatement), but it’s also great to spruce up the smell at home! Simply pour coffee grinds into a bowl until it’s about half full, and then place the bowl anywhere you think needs, “a coffee makeover”. The coffee absorbs the bad smells and spreads its coffee goodness in the air.
We all know that the real monster doesn’t lurk under children’s beds, but rather in our fridges. There are food items sitting at the back of that fridge for maybe 2 months, or possibly 3. Resulting in, of course, the fridge smelling a bit stale and making expressions worthy of memes when opening the fridge. To avoid and cure those wonderfully stinky smells, wipe down the plastic interior parts of the fridge with cotton pads soaked in vanilla.
Make your fridge go from stale to vanilla-cookie-smell in minutes. Or, you can soak the cotton pads in vanilla, and put them in a bowl. Leave this bowl in the fridge until the vanilla goodness scent has wafted throughout the fridge.
Let’s Get Funky
Have you ever come back from vacation and thought, “that’s a funky smell.” Or let’s say you threw a party and there was a lot of, ahem, smoke, to say the least. Need a quick way to get rid of the evidence? Place bowls of white vinegar all over the funky-smelling area. The vinegar will absorb the weird smells and don’t worry about the vinegar, because your house won’t end up smelling like it.
If you feel like your sock drawer or wardrobe is starting to smell a little weird, add baking soda to a sachet or small pouch and stick it in the drawer or wherever you feel it belongs.