6 Natural Solutions For A Nice, Fresh-Smelling Home
I obviously want my home to smell nice, but I hate turning to strong, chemical-filled air fresheners as a solution. They’re always so artificial-smelling and overpowering. Thankfully, there are many natural solutions that will have your home smelling lovely and fresh. Here they are!
1. Stovetop Potpourri
Making your own potpourri and simmering it on the stovetop is a simple, natural way to get your kitchen and adjoining rooms smelling wonderful. There are tons of DIY potpourri recipes online – orange, cranberry, cinnamon sticks, and pine is a favorite of mine around the holidays.
2. The Lightbulb Trick
Add a drop or two of vanilla to the tip of a lightbulb. When you turn on the light, the bulb will heat up the vanilla and fill the room with the lovely aroma.
3. DIY Air Freshener
Easily make your own air freshener with alcohol (either rubbing alcohol or vodka) and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. The spray will act as a deodorizer and leave a pleasant scent behind.
4. Carpet & Fabric Deodorizer
Fill a jar with baking soda, then add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Shake the mixture around, then sprinkle on your carpets, furniture, etc. Wait about 15 minutes, then vacuum the solution up. The baking soda will absorb unpleasant odors and the oils will leave a nice scent behind.
5. Baking Soda Air Freshener
Another great hack using the ingredients listed in #4 is to place them in a jar, then put some plastic wrap over the jar’s opening. Poke holes in the plastic wrap and leave the jar in the room you want to deodorize. The baking soda will absorb any gross odors!
6. Citrus Cleaning Solution
Another great way to promote a clean, fresh-smelling house is to use citrus-infused cleaning products. Add some lemon or orange rinds to a jar of warm water, add in a splash of distilled vinegar, and let the solution sit for a couple of days. Transfer the entire solution to a spray bottle and use it to clean and disinfect a multitude of surfaces throughout your home.
Now that you know these simple and natural tips, you’ll be well on your way to a clean, fresh, and lovely-smelling home!