Every once in a while, your home might smell ‘off’ for one reason or another. If it’s not your pets, it might be your smelly boots, overflowing trash can, dirty carpet, or the garlic aroma from your Sunday dinner cooking. This may leave you wondering how to keep your house smelling fresh 24/7. Here are some of the best ways to fragrance your home:
Use Fresh Herbs
Fragrant herbs aren’t just good for cooking. The scents from popular herbs like mint, basil, thyme, and rosemary will keep your home atmosphere calm and smelling fresh. For extra home aesthetics, plant them in pretty pots that match your home décor. Ensure that you place the potted herbs in a heated spot like a warm window sill or near a lamp to bring out the fullness of their aroma.
Use Essential Oils
Essential oils are a versatile and natural way to fragrance your home. The most popular oils are lavender, chamomile, peppermint, and lemongrass. If you don’t have a diffuser, don’t worry. You can still make your home smell good without one. Put a few drops on some cotton balls and place them in different areas around the house. You can also drop some essential oil into your tissue box container or your toilet paper roll to keep your home fragrant.
Bring the Outdoors in
Fresh aromatic blooms like roses, gardenias, peonies, and lilies will instantly make your home look and smell great. Different flowers have varying scent intensities so you can choose them depending on how fragrant you want your home to be. If you have a flower garden, ensure that you cut the stems when the temperatures are coolest (early in the morning or evening) so that they last longer. This is when the stems are filled with water.
Simmer a Mix of Fruit and Spices
You can use various combinations of fruit, spices, and herbs to create the fragrance you desire. For example, lemon slices, vanilla extract, and rosemary or orange pieces, cloves, and cinnamon. Simply combine your preferred mix in a pot with water and boil on the stove. Reduce the heat and let it simmer. The fragrance will begin to spread throughout your house. Make sure the pan doesn’t dry out otherwise the ingredients will burn.
Use a Powder Carpet Deodorizer
Carpet deodorizers are known to remove stubborn odors from smelly carpets but they also make your home fresh and fragrant. They come in various scents like honeysuckle, lavender, and vanilla. Shake the deodorizer well and pour it on your carpet evenly. After 10 minutes, vacuum your carpet to remove the powder and dirt. The great thing about these deodorizers is that you can use them on your sofas and other surfaces as well. Make sure that the surfaces you’re deodorizing are completely dry for it to work.
Now you no longer have to worry about waking up to a stale-smelling home or having guests over at the last minute. Fresh herbs, essential oils, fruits and spices, fresh flowers, and a carpet deodorizer are all accessible items to help you fragrance your home.