Who doesn’t want their home to be inviting and welcoming? However, if your home doesn’t smell right, this can be hard to achieve.
Trash cans, pets, smelly socks, there is a lot of stuff in your home that can make it smell weird. Many people opt for using air fresheners, but they can contain certain Volatile Organic Compounds which are bad for the environment.
I believe that the best way to make your home smell nice is to open up your windows; however, that is not possible, especially for people who live in cities. Therefore, today I am going to tell you about six natural ways in which you can improve the scent of your home.
Bring some plants into your home:
In modern interior design, indoor plants are given quite a bit of importance, because not only do they make your home look better and feel airier, they are also a great tool to make your home smell better.
You can put flowers in a vase and place them around your home, or you can also plant an indoor herb garden with refreshing herbs like mint and rosemary. These plants can bring a subtle and beautiful fragrance into your home, making it feel fresh and super welcoming
Use an essential oil diffuser:
Water diffusers are a great way to make your home smell great. Add some water along with a couple of drops of essential oils into the diffuser and turn it on. Water diffusers create a mist and spread it in the air, and when you have some drops of essential oil in the water, your whole home will start to smell amazing.
Lavender essential oil is a common and useful choice; however, you can also try other oils to see which one suits you the best. Make sure that you don’t put too much oil in the diffuser; otherwise, the smell can get too intense.
Make a DIY air freshener:
Air fresheners that you can get from the market are usually quite strong, and they can also contain compounds that could be bad for people with conditions like asthma. Therefore, you should try out this recipe to make an all-natural air freshener at home.
Ingredients for a Lavender and mint air freshener:
- Vodka, or rubbing alcohol (1 tbsp)
- Water (3/4 cup)
- Lavender essential oil (10 drops)
- Peppermint essential oil (8 drops)
Just mix all these ingredients in a spray bottle, and you are ready to go. You can also use this mixture as a fabric freshener and spray it on your bed to make it smell amazing. However, make sure the smell isn’t overpowering; otherwise, it can cause headaches when you’re trying to sleep. 4-5 sprays are more than enough for the dimensions of a twin mattress.
Make your carpets smell great:
Carpets and rugs may look amazing, but they usually are also a source of many unwanted smells, especially if any moisture gets under them. A great way to get rid of any smells from the carpet naturally is to make a DIY deodorizing carpet powder. It is effortless to do, and all you need is half a cup each of borax and baking soda, along with about 30 drops of any essential oil of your liking.
Just mix all the ingredients until there aren’t any lumps in the mixture and sprinkle it over your carpet. Let sit for about 10 minutes and then vacuum the carpet. You will be left with a light and fragrant room without any damp carpet smell.
Place a bowl of potpourri on the table:
Potpourri is created by mixing server dried herbs and flowers. This mixture of dried fragrances is placed in a container, which acts as a decoration piece and a tool to make your home smell amazing.
You can buy different kinds of potpourri from the market; however, if you are in a hurry, you can also make a stovetop potpourri to make your home smell fresh and delightful. All you have to do is put some water along with some citrus pieces and a couple of your favorite herbs in a saucepan and bring them to a boil. In a couple of minutes, your home is going to smell amazing.
Light some scented candles:
If you want your home to feel good, this is a straightforward and straightforward solution. Scented candles can be used in many parts of your home, and they are especially great if you put them in your bathroom.
Not only do these candles add some color to the decor of your shower, but they can also be used to mask unwanted scents.
In conclusion, home fragrance solutions, such as air fresheners that you can purchase from the market, usually have very intense smells, and the ones that are any good are generally quite expensive. However, by employing the natural methods mentioned above, you have a fresh and fragrant home, with minimal effort.