Burning scented candles is nice but it just has a temporary effect, and it won’t change the way your couch cushions smell.
Many air freshening products just smell like chemicals. And worse, they contain chemicals that can be harmful.
Instead, use this list of 5 natural ways to make your house smell good.
Naturally Scented Spray
This scented spray will work well as both an area spray for the room and on fabrics like couch cushions and curtains.
You can make a natural spray yourself by mixing water with baking soda and any essential oils you choose.
Just keep a small bottle on hand for any time you think your cushions could be refreshed or there is any kind of off-putting odor in the room. Shake it up well before using.
Deodorizing Your Carpets and Mattresses
Orders are often trapped in these two places. The carpet can be especially problematic for pet owners. Both places are commonly overlooked, but easy enough to freshen up.
You can make an all natural deodorizing powder similarly to the spray, with just a couple ingredients. Simply add about 5 drops of essential oils for every cup of baking soda.
Sprinkle the powdery mix over the high trafficked areas on your carpet and let it sit until it is fully dry before vacuuming. It’s a good idea to do this about 30 minutes to an hour before you’re going to vacuum anyway; kill two birds with one stone.
You can also follow the same process for your older or musty smelling mattresses.
Let Nature Do the Work
Keep air freshening plants in the house and allow the air to circulate by opening windows on the nicer days.
Here are some examples of plants that are known to freshen the air and make great household plants:
- Bamboo palm
- Aloe vera
- Spider plant
- Boston fern
- English ivy
And of course, flowers will always add a beautiful scent and look to the space. Try a service like Bloomsybox to make keeping fresh flowers easy.
This won’t be for everyday use. You may just use this one to add a little more to your next holiday party or other special occasions. But it is great way to freshen up the whole house anytime you’re in the mood.
Simply add lemon slices and any herbs you like to water in a small pan and simmer on low heat. You can also heat the same mix in a crockpot.
Essential Oil Diffuser
If you’re looking for the same effect every day and without any of the hassle, it’s worth it to get a diffuser. You will be able to find one for just 15 or 20 dollars.
Just add water and essential oils and turn it on. The diffuser heats the oils and sprays a light mist into the air. The scent of the essential oils is carried throughout the house.
Get Started, Make Your House Smell Good and More
Now you have some easy ways to make your house smell good, but there’s more you can do.
Learn about more things you can do to maintain a beautiful home.