Cooktop Cove: Want your house to smell amazing? Check out these 9 amazing and easy hacks
Nothing say comfort like walking into a home that smells amazing. Whether it is the fresh scent of a spring cleaning or the warm remembrances of holiday baking, we simple love things that smell great!
You can easily get that feeling with just a few simple tips and tricks from these amazing homemakers. You won't have to spend a fortune on fancy products or expensive chemical sprays to make your home smell good with these creative ideas.
1. Vacuum your way to freshness (h/t The Krazy Coupon Lady)
If you are going to vacuum, you might as well have it do double duty for you. Vacuuming up laundry scents, or even wax melt sprinkles, will allow your vacuum exhaust to gently scent your home as you vacuum. No more dirt and no more odors!
2. Make your own Febreze spray (h/t Useful Tips for Home)
You can make your own Febreze spray to refresh you carpet, curtains, and fabric surfaces. Mix 1/4 cup of laundry scents, such as Downy Unstopables) and 4 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 cup of boiling water. It can take up to 30 minutes for everything to melt. Add to a spray bottle for easy spritzing wherever you need a fresh, clean scent.
3. Spray the room with homemade air freshener (h/t One Crazy House)
You can create your own homemade air freshener that doesn't depend on chemicals to create a good smelling home. Combine 10 drops of your favorite essential oils, 2 tablespoons of witch hazel, and six tablespoons of water in a spray bottle. Shake and spray - it couldn't be easier.
4. Craft a scented mason jar (h/t Dream a Little Bigger)
This adorable jar freshens the room while hiding as a decor item. You can often find mason jar toppers at the craft store or create your own from wire mesh, screening, or thin metal sheets. Add baking soda and a generous amount of essential oils.
5. Add an air freshener disk (h/t Creative Homemaking)
Air freshener disks can be hidden or put on display around the home to add a little boost of fragrance. Make homemade ones using Creative Homemaking's recipe involves baking a paste of water and baking soda to create dried disks and then adding essential oils to create the smells you like. Place them under sinks, in trash cans, or on a pretty dish for a charming smell good.
6. Turn your shower into a spa (h/t Smart Schoolhouse)
Dried eucalyptus stems can be found at most home decor stores. Tie a bundle of them to your shower head for a spa-like experience at home. The steam from the shower releases the plant's oils and create a fresh and energizing experience.
7. Mix together a simmer pot (h/t Half Baked Harvest)
A simmer pot is the easiest way to scent your house with holiday smells that remind you of home, family, and comfort. Simply add the items that remind you of holiday baking to a pot of water and simmer on the stovetop. Apples, cinnamon, oranges, pine branches, allspice, ginger, cloves, lemons, vanilla, and fruit juices can all be simmered. Just remember to keep adding water!
8. Refill a reed diffuser with your own scents (h/t Moral Fibres)
Reed diffusers are attractive room fresheners that use wooden reeds to draw scents out of decorative containers and into the air. Over time, they need refilling. You can create your own reed diffuser refills by combining almond oil and your favorite essential oils.
9. Get green with plants (h/t The Health-Minded)
Clean air smells good. Having a few key plants in your home can help purify your air and make your house smell better. English ivy, aloe vera, and spider plants are just a few green selections that can help clean the air in your home.
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