When entering your home, one of the first things people notice is how it smells. Every house has its own scent, but this does not mean that you can’t make your home smell even better. It is a good idea to have some handy tricks to keep your home smelling fresh all year round!
There are some effective, and more importantly, easy ways to keep your home smelling fresh and scented throughout the year. Your home will pick up smells from cooking, pets, your kids, and everyday life, but you can take some control and mask the smell – without using artificial fragrance sprays.
These are the best ways to make your home smell fresh all year round:
Essential Oils In The Air Filter
If you have an HVAC system at home, you can simply place a few drops of high-quality essential oils in the air filter. The smells will carry throughout your home, and they are safe to use for the whole family, as high-quality essential oils are free from chemicals and toxins.
You can use simple, base scents like lemon, clove or lavender, or come up with your own blends to suit your home.
Simmer Scents On The Stove
Ditch the dried out potpourri that your mum and grandma kept in bowls, and instead simmer some fresh on your stove. Simmering potpourri and scents on the stove is such a great way to have your whole house smelling amazing.
You can come up with your own recipes to simmer, but some of the popular ones include lemon, vanilla, and rosemary, or cinnamon, apple, and orange (which is great for fall!).
Use Baking Soda
Baking soda has so many different uses, you should always have a box handy in your pantry. Musty carpets can be a contributor to an off smell in your home, and there is a simple way to remedy this. Sprinkle baking soda onto your carpets and let it sit for 15 minutes. Once it has had the chance to sit, vacuum it up. Baking soda has natural deodorizing properties, and is super cheap as well!
Use Homemade Room Freshener
Don’t rely on store-bought air fresheners that only hang around in the air for 2 minutes. You can make your own room freshener spray, which you can be sure does not contain harmful chemicals.
To make your own room freshener spray, you can mix some water, alcohol, and essential oils in a spray bottle. Spritz this around your house throughout the day or when you have some guests over. The scent lasts for a while and you can make your own blends of aromas.
It is as simple as that – if you have some guests coming over and you want your home to smell inviting and homely, you can bake some chocolate chip cookies. There is nothing more inviting than the smell of homemade biscuits!
If you don’t have the time to bake cookies, you can add some vanilla extract to a mug of water and bake it in the oven for an hour at 100 degrees. This will fill your home with a delicious vanilla scent!
These tricks to keep your home smelling fresh all year round are so easy, and incredibly effective!