One of the biggest housekeeping mysteries is how to keep your home smelling fresh, without having to turn to sprays and chemical fresheners. Although these are quite effective, many people do not like the lingering artificial smell they leave behind. If you have kids and pets, this is even less advisable.
Do not despair, though – another way exists. Try one of the following 12 all-natural ways to fill your house with amazing scents.
If you want your bathroom to have that scent spas are known for, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Hang some eucalyptus from your shower head, turn the hot water on and clear out your sinuses with the amazing smell of this Australian plant.
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2. Scented Pinecones
You could buy those bagged cinnamon scented pinecones, or you could make your own instead! This winter décor smells as good as it looks.
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3. Fresh Garbage Disposal
There is no worse culprit for stink than the garbage disposal. You can easily say goodbye to its smell, however, with one simple trick! Drop some lemon-vinegar ice cubes down the drain and – poof – you’ll have one nice smelling sink in no time.
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4. DIY Potpourri
Potpourri is not just something grandmothers hoard. A lovely medley of smells, it can be personalized to your preferences and is extremely simple to make! Even better, you can display your potpourri in a million creatively cute ways, so your house both smells and looks beautiful.
5. Dried Herbs
There is no easier way to have a nice scent constantly wafting around your home. Just like with potpourri, dried hanging herbs act not only as air fresheners but they also add a lovely décor to your kitchen or bathroom.
6. Lemon Basil Spray
If you have chemical allergies and if you are looking for a more natural way of freshening up, mix up a spray of water, lemon and basil.
7. Simmering Pot
A simmering pot is essentially a pot of nice smelling herbs and other natural items such as apple peels, placed into a boiling pot of water. Get creative and put whatever scents you like into the pot and be prepared for some really good smells as the simmering water spreads them around the house.
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8. Freshening Plants
If you don’t like tangible smells, air-cleansing plants, such as aloe, help to rid smelly toxins from the air… making the list above wonderfully irrelevant.
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9. DIY Air Freshener
You can DIY your very own air freshener by combining Downy Unstoppables (in your preferred scent), baking soda for a toxin-banishing clean, and boiling water for 30 minutes. After half an hour, pour your mixture into a spray bottle and stop household smells right in their tracks.
1o. Lavender Room/Linen Spray
Mixing lavender, baking soda, and purified water into a cute little spray bottle is all you need to keep your bedroom smelling divine. Feel free to spray it right onto the sheets – this will give them a long-lasting freshness.
11. Home Deodorizer
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This quick and simple recipe of orange slices, cloves, and cinnamon in a simmering pot will disperse delectable smells all throughout your house. This is a perfect way to get rid of the smells of onion, garlic, cauliflower and other notoriously smelly dishes.
12. 3-Ingredient Diffuser
Create your very own oil diffuser by mixing essential oils, pouring them into a cool-looking jar, and adding some bamboo skewers or reeds that disperse their scent throughout the room. You can make different-smelling diffusers by using different essential oils.