Everyone wants their house to smell amazing. Whether you have company visiting, or you just want to stay home and be cozy, a great smelling home is always comforting. If you want to freshen the air but don’t want to turn to toxic chemicals, incorporate essential oils instead. Here are 8 natural ways to freshen your home and make it smell amazing.
There are certain non-negotiables in my house. My husband (20 years strong) would never dream of buying me a scented candle, body spray, or even perfume as a gift. He knows better. There is simply no bargaining or debate.
When it comes to synthetic fragrances and artificial air fresheners, they are off-limits. We opt for homemade cleaners, diffusers, and DIY recipes instead. Essential oils are a wonderful alternative to synthetic scents.
Best Essential Oils for Natural Fragrance
Not all essential oils smell good. Some oils downright stink. If you are trying to make your house smell amazing, select oils that are aromatically pleasing. These are my favorite essential oils to freshen my home:
- Citrus Fresh
- Lemon Myrtle
- Cinnamon Bark
- Lemon Verbena
8 Natural Ways to Freshen Your Home
Eliminate odors and refresh rooms with all-natural ingredients and essential oils. Your home will smell fresh, clean, and amazing! Find out how to freshen your home naturally.
1. Ultrasonic Diffuser
If you’re an essential oil user, chances are you have an ultrasonic diffuser in your home. Diffusing allows you to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils in a safe and beneficial method for your entire family.
Ultrasonic diffusers use vibrations to break down essential oils into teeny-tiny particles which are then mixed with water and dispersed into the air as an aromatic mist. Depending on the diffuser, you should be able to fill an entire room with fragrance for several hours at a time.
The only downside to ultrasonic diffusers would be access to an electric outlet. They are great for bedrooms, living rooms, and offices. Diffusers are also stylish accent pieces that add ambiance to a room.
2. DIY Reed Diffuser
Although I prefer ultrasonic diffusers, reed diffusers also have a place in my home. They are great for smaller spaces where you might not have room for an ultrasonic diffuser. Use a reed diffuser in a hallway, on shelves & mantles, or even in a pantry.
A reed diffuser emits the aroma of essential oils into the air. It does the same job as an ultrasonic diffuser, just on a smaller scale. The carrier oil and essential oils travel up the raw wood stick to give off a scent.
3. Succulent Diffuser
Like ultrasonic diffusers and reed diffusers, succulent diffusers can add fragrance to the air. Combine your love of plants and essential oils with a decorative, functional diffuser.
A succulent diffuser is a unique planter filled with a variety of succulent-type plants. It becomes a diffuser when you add lava rocks (or moss) to the soil. Lava rocks are porous stones that will absorb the essential oils and emit the aroma.
4. Deodorizing Disks
One of the stinkiest areas in a home is the trash cans. This simple recipe for deodorizing disks can be placed in any tight area that stinks. Keep smells at bay and add fragrance to tight spots.
The baking soda in this recipe acts to naturally neutralize odors. The combination of Lavender and Lemon brings a bright and fresh herbal scent. Plus, there is one secret ingredient.
5. Homemade Candles
Candles aren’t just cozy accent pieces, they can also add a pleasant aroma to an area. A homemade candle can be made with a wax base, a wick, and essential oils for fragrance. The scent possibilities are endless!
6. Natural Air Freshener Spray
A quick spritz of a room spray can instantly add fragrance to the air. This easy DIY recipe is customizable with your favorite scents. Make a room spray to usher in spring, or to celebrate the holiday season.
Keep a bottle in every room and use it anytime your home needs a burst of freshness
7. Natural Household Cleaners
Cleaning your house can be a joy with fragrant homemade natural cleaners. Most store-bought cleaners have an off-putting scent that tries to mask stinky smells.
With natural cleansing properties, essential oils provide a simple yet powerful way to get things clean. Homemade cleaners can be used all over your home to cleanse and degrease even the dirtiest of areas.
8. DIY Diffuser Ornaments
You’ll love the portability of these homemade diffuser ornaments. They are most popular at Christmas, but you can make any generic shape to enjoy all year round. Add one to a doorknob, hang from the mantle, or decorate your tree for the holidays.
You can make a homemade diffuser ornament using a variety of ingredients including clay, baking soda, and cornstarch. Add essential oils to the ornament for a festive burst of fragrance to enjoy anywhere.
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