One of the first things to greet any of your house guests when they arrive at your home is not only the decor but also the smell of your house and no one wants to step into a stinky house that smells less than desirable. A fresh, fragrance that greets you when you walk through the doors can make your home feel extra homey and inviting so here are some great ideas to get you started.
1. Reed Diffuser
Sure, aromatic candles are a quick way to get your house smelling good but an open flame can be dangerous especially if you’re not always there to guard it. A simple solution to this problem is to get a reed diffuser that can perfume the air 24/7 with no hassle. You can even play around with different scents depending on your mood.
2. Fruit Rind Air Freshener
Masking bad smells in your house isn’t the only solution. Instead, you should get to the cause of the problem and eradicate those smells from the root itself. These DIY air fresheners are super easy to make, just fill up a citrus fruit rind with some sea salt and place it where you want it to soak up those nasty odours and change it every few days.
3. Lavender Potpourri
Lavender is well known for its soothing fragrance and is a natural air freshener from Mother Nature. To create your own, in a small jar, put equal parts of dried lavender and baking soda. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil, shake, then add and shake again until about 24 drops is added. Enjoy!
4. Simmering Potpourri
A crazily simple way to quickly diffuse an awesome smelling scent into your home is to simmer it on your stovetop. Add anything you feel will smell good together such as cinnamon, apple cider, lemon, herbs and various other items in a pot, pour some water in and set it on low heat. Make sure you watch it carefully and remember to turn it off.
5. Mixed Potpourri
Have some favourite flower or herb scents that you love? You can make your house smell just as lovely by collecting these nice, fragrant plants you love and dry them out to make your own unique blend of potpourri. Use any essential oil, spices or plants you like.
6. Simple Baking Soda
Baking soda is an ingredient that is available in almost everyone’s kitchen cabinets and it is so much more than just a baking ingredient. It can be used for so many things and one of the best uses is to use it to remove musty smells. Simply place it in the piece of furniture you want to purify for at least overnight and you will find the odour is removed.
7. Gel Air Freshener
Did you know that you don’t have to buy those chemically filled gel air fresheners but can create your own beautiful ones instead? All you need is gelatin, water, essential oil and salt to concoct these gel fresheners that can last up to four weeks.
8. Plug-in Refill
If you have one of those refillable plug in air fresheners then don’t throw it away because it is a very handy device. Don’t waste money buying those refills but make your own customised ones with some essential oil and water instead.