Finding different ways to make my house smell good is something I never get tired of experimenting with. I love stepping through my front door and being greeted with fresh scents. Also, it’s fun to have each room having a different but pleasant fragrance.
I try to avoid toxic chemicals for air fresheners at home. So are six easy and natural home smell hacks for every room in your home.
1. Stovetop Potpourri
Make a stovetop simmering potpourri. You’ll need a large apple, 3-4 sticks of cinnamon, 2 oranges and 4 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Slice the oranges and apple, and put all the ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer on low heat for a few hours. This will make your home smell so good, you’ll probably want to make a potpourri every day.
2. Cloves And Baking Soda
Pour some baking soda in a jar and add some cloves. Leave the jar open so the baking soda will get to absorb bad odors in the air. The cloves will add some sweet fragrance to the air at the same time.
You can put this in your bathroom or bedroom. The cloves will make it look cute so you don’t have to worry about aesthetics.
3. Bread And Essential Oil
Bread is good for absorbing bad odors. Damp a slice of bread with vinegar, and add some nice smelling essential oil. Put this in the corner of a room that you want to freshen up.
The essential oil and vinegar will ward off any critters, so your slice of bread won’t go missing.
4. Cotton Balls And Vanilla
If you want to make your kitchen have the sweet and delicious fragrance of a bakery, here is an easy way to do it. Wet some cotton balls with vanilla and place in corners of your kitchen.
You can even place them in an open jar on your counter. Your kitchen will make your guests think they have entered a bakery when they visit your home.
5. Essential Oil And Baking Soda
If you want to make your fridge smell fresh, put a jar of baking soda in it to absorb unpleasant odors. To make this even better, add a nice fragrance to your fridge by putting a few drops of your favorite essential oil in the jar with baking soda. You’ll be greeted with a wonderful fragrance whenever you open your fridge. And the baking soda will be absorbing the bad odors from vegetables that are getting stale and any other not-so-pleasant-to-the-nose items that are hiding in your fridge.
6. Tea Bags In The Closet
I knew that tea bags were a very versatile household item. But this idea blew me away. And guess what? It does work amazingly! Hanging some tea bags among your clothes in the closet will make your closet smell great.
Make sure to use great smelling tea bags though, like lemon, mint, etc. I experimented with cinnamon-mint and I loved it.
- Make a stovetop potpourri with an apple, some oranges and some cinnamon sticks.
- Put cloves and baking soda in a jar, and leave open to absorb bad odors in the air.
- Use a slice of bread, essential oil and some vinegar to absorb bad odors in a room.
- Wet some cotton balls with vanilla, and place in your kitchen to make it smell like a bakery.
- Put a jar of baking soda and a little essential oil in your fridge to freshen it up and absord odors from stale vegetables and food.
- Hang some nice smelling tea bags in your closet to make things smell great in there.
I just love how these smell hacks are easy to do in my own home. No need to source unusual household items. I’m quite sure you have most if not all of these ingredients on hand too. So be sure to try them out and make your home smell wonderful.