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How to make your house smell nice – naturally

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The absolute best tips and ways for how to make your house smell nice naturally – and get your home smelling amazing!

If you’re wondering how to make your house smell nice, then we’ve got you covered.

Because everyone wants a home that smells clean right?!

It’s super easy to make your house smell amazing using natural methods.

And ditching 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 amazing all the time, making it lovely and welcoming and great to come home to.

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How To Make Your House Smell Nice – Naturally

How To Get That Fresh Home Smell

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!

If you prefer a more natural approach to cleaning try our green cleaning tips here – with eco cleaning product recommendations and reviews.

How Can I Make My House Smell Good – Naturally?

Breath of fresh air

Opening up your windows and allowing a breath of fresh air into your home is always a good idea if you want a home that smells clean.

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.

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How To Make Your House Smell Amazing

Scented Flowers

Fresh scented flowers in your living room or entrance hall always add a gorgeous floral scent. For the best scented flowers choose blooms like…

  • Lilacs
  • Freesia
  • Hyacinth
  • Lavender
  • Lillies
  • Peonies
  • Stocks

Arrange them in vases and display them in high traffic areas – like hallways or by the doors for a burst of fragrance which wafts around as you enter a room.

I think flowers really help with the clean and fresh home vibe.

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How To Make A Room Smell Nice

Natural Room Spray

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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.

Get the homemade natural room spray instructions here.

How To Make Your Home Smell Nice

Make a simmer pot

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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 different simmer pots as a natural home fragrance and find scents which suit you.

Get our favourite Simmer Pot Recipes here.

How To Make Your House Smell Good – Naturally

Pomander Oranges

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 lovely bowls of scented fruits and pine sprigs look nice in the hallway or lounge.

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Natural Home Fragrance

Scented Candles – Essential Oil Burners and Reed Diffusers

There are so many lovely natural 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.

More home fragrance tips and ideas here

How to make your house smell nice

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Make Your Own Carpet Freshener

glass pot filled with homemade rug freshener with lavender and bicarbonate of soda.

Mix up your own carpet freshener using a simple little recipe combination

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 2 tbs dried rosemary or lavender

Mix the two ingredients together in a small bowl or jar using a spoon.

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 carpet freshener recipe here.

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Keeping your home smelling amazing is always much easier if it’s clean and tidy. Check out our easy housework routine for more housework tips.

A printable housework routine timetable split into daily, weekly and monthly chores

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