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It’s really easy to make your house smell nice using natural methods and ditching all those unnecessary chemicals not only saves you money but it’s also better for your health.
With just a small amount of work your house can smell delicious, welcoming and really nice to come home to.
How to make your house smell nice – naturally
How to you get rid of bad odours in a house?
Firstly… if your home smells bad, get to the bottom of the stink and either remove the cause or clean it. Clean things don’t tend to smell bad. Once everything is clean – making your house smell good is easy!
How can I make my house smell good naturally?
Fresh air is free, easy and there’s lots of it about! Get the windows wide open every day, even if it’s just for 10 minutes – the change of air always helps freshen things up and leaves room smelling instantly better.
This is the best way to freshen the air in your home naturally.
Fresh flowers in your living room or entrance hall always add a gorgeous floral scent – choose blooms like…
Arrange them in vases and display them in high traffic areas – like hallways or by the doors for a burst of fragrance as you enter a room.
Natural Room Spray
Wondering how you can make a room smell nice? Try mixing you your own homemade room spay. It’s simple and easy to change the essential oils to match the seasons, or your mood.
Opt for fresh uplifting fragrances like Bergamot during the summer and more warming woody fragrances like Sandlewood with Orange oil during the winter months.
You can also make a fresh smelling bathroom spray using antibacterial essential oils – Tea Tree and Eucalyptus.
Simmer up an autumn simmer pot
Really make your house smell good – Mix up a panful of delicious smelling herbs, spices and fruits and infuse your home with scent. All you’ll need is a saucepan, some water and some of your favourite scented ingredients.
We particularly like oranges with cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger or a delicious smelling vanilla with fresh mint leaves or fragrant orange slices and almond oil.
Experiment with stove top natural deodoriser and find scents which suit you.
Get our Autumnal stove top freshener here.
Pomander oranges are particularly lovely throughout the festive season. Oranges studded with cloves give off a delicious warming scent that just shouts Christmas. I like to make little bowlfuls of these and add in some fresh pine sprigs for extra lovely scent. These are nice in the hallway or lounge.
Scented Candles – Essential Oil Burners and Reed Diffusers
There are so many lovely home fragrance products to choose from, it’s really simple to add some feel good aroma to your home.
Opt for natural candles and aromatherapy oils where you can, just to cut down on chemicals. Choose different fragrances for different areas of the home, opt for relaxing scents in the bedrooms and more uplifting or cosy aromas in the living areas.
It’s also nice to switch around your home fragrance choices depending on the seasons or occasion.
Make your own carpet freshener
Mix up your own carpet freshener using a simple combination of 1 cup of baking soda mixed with a couple of tablespoons of dried rosemary or lavender.
Sprinkle evenly over the rug or carpet and leave for a few hours or overnight to absorb the stale smells. Then simply vacuum up.
Be super careful not to use on damp or wet carpet though or it will end up a sticky paste…
Get the rug freshener recipe here.
You might also just love our 10 simmer pot recipes – perfect aromatic recipes for freshening your home all year around.
Keeping your home smelling nice is always much easier if it’s clean and tidy. Check out our easy housework routine for more tips.
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