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Everyone wants to have a great smelling house that reminds us of home. However, often times, if you are renting the living space, we are faced with dealing with bad odour in our homes. It isn’t something that is pleasant.
It’s pretty clear that a smell can turn a house into a home. After all, who doesn’t remember his grandma’s house? There is something nostalgic that smells bring and also it makes your home feel clean! If you want to create this kind of atmosphere in your home then this your article is definitely for you.
There are different ways to battle foul odours in our homes, which can show up for various reasons. How you want your home to smell is definitely up to you and your preferences.
Fantastic DIY Scents for your Home
There is no way someone enjoys the smell of a pile of dirty clothes or something of this kind. However, everyine loves flower scents and many other scents that make us feel calm. Here are our best picks on the most suitable scents for a home.
- Citrus Smell
It’s a refreshing and perfect for both seasons summer and winter. An amazing way to freshen up any room in your home.
- Pine Cones
Pine cones have a very distinct smell. If you use them as decoration and put a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil. Leave them as a decoration in a room and let them fill your room with an amazing smell.
- Dried Lavender
An amazing way to add a calming scent to any room that you want. Leaving this in your bedroom
will ensure a good night sleep.
One of the most delightful smells out there is the smell of citrus fruit. It brings a nice tropical feel in our home. It’s rather easy to make your home smell like your favourite equatorial place. You can easily achieve this. All you need is a spray bottle, water and some essential oils.
The easiest way to bring a fresh scent in your home and here is the recipe!
Another great trick is to put 2-3 drops of essential oil on the light bulb on a desk lamp. When you turn on the lights, the heated light bulb will start to emit a nice smell in the room.
What you’ll need
- A spray bottle
- Your favourite citrus-scented essential oil
- Distilled water
- Fill the bottle with ditstilled water
- Take your favourite essential oil and drop three to four drops in the water
- Give it a good shake
Where to apply
Appropriate places to spray the mixture will be:
- On the curtains
- On any soft furniture
- On your rug
Pine cones can be both a great way to accessorise your home and to introduce the nice scent of nature into your home.
Here’s how to make the perfect pine cone freshener:
What you’ll need
- Pine Cones (as much as you’ll need)
- A nice decorative bowl
- Herb-scented (or earthly scented) essential oil
- Gather pine cones from a nearby park
- Give them a thorough wash and leave to dry
- Place them in the bowl of choice
- Give them a nice bath with your favourite essential oil
- Make sure to frequently add a couple of drops of this oil
Where to place
Place the bowl in a place where air flow is constant. This places would be:
- Near a window which you open often
- A place where you pass by often
- On the coffee table
Having a lavender smell in your home can be really helpful if you have hard times taking a rest and simply de-stressing after work. It’s scientifically proven that lavender relaxes you. A great and easy way that you can implement the scent in your home is with dried lavender, baking soda and a lavender essential oil.
The perfect scent for chilling at home. Here’s how to make it:
What you’ll need
- Baking soda
- Dried lavender
- Lavender essential oil
How to make it
- Fill in the jar of choice with dried lavender and baking soda
- Mix it up well
- Drop four to six drops of lavender essential oil
Where to place
Lavender is known for relaxing. Some great places to put it would be:
- Close to your bed
- In the living room
- In the bathroom
Coffee can be a great way to bring everyone’s favourite scent into small spaces. If you have a closet that you want to be odour free then the easiest method is to put a cup of coffee beans in it and let it do its magic.
It’s very important that you choose whole beans. Only they will absorb the odour.
An Automatic Air Freshener
Having an automatic air freshener is the easiest way to introduce nice aromas in your house. It’s more expensive and it needs monthly maintenance. Also, you will need to buy an individual sprayer for every single room.
Another downside of buying a commercial air freshener is the chemicals in them. They aren’t poisonous but if you have allergies we’d recommend to stick with natural fresheners like the ones listed above.
Cook Some Delicious Cookies
There is nothing more home-like than a smell of delicious cookies. This is a scent that creates memories! Throw in some cookies and in 15 min you’ll have a nice smelling home.
What’s your pick?
We love hearing your choices and your best picks! Share them with us and tell us what are your most favourite scents and air fresheners!