Nothing makes you smile quite like coming to a home that smells wonderful and inviting.
Luckily there are lots of simple DIY ways to achieve this that are inexpensive. Check out the do-it-yourself scent recipes below. You may already have many of these item inside your home.
Taking just a little bit of time to improve the smell of your home can really do a lot for your mood!
See which of these options below works best for your home.
DIY Fresh Lemon Spray for Rooms and Home
A few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your house is all you need to do in order to give your home a great citrus scent. This simple DIY air freshener is a fresh-smelling clean that doesn’t smell like harsh chemicals.
Directions: combine 1/8 cup of baking soda with 2 cups of hot water and ½ cup of lemon juice.
One you mix your ingredients, pour it into a spray bottle, shake well, and then spray the scent in the air.
Try Dried Lavender in a Jar to give your home a lasting pleasant smell
Combine equal amounts of dried lavender buds and baking soda into a jar.
- Shake it up.
- Add three drops (there will be 24 total) of lavender scented oil and then shake the jar.
- Continue to do this until you reach 24 drops.
You can place the jar in a room to enjoy the scent, or you can add a lid with holes in it for a more subtle scent.
DIY Fridge De-Odorize – Oranges in the Fridge
Many people already have oranges that they buy- so why not use the peels?
- Save any orange peels and place in a jar with salt.
The orange will give off a nice scent, while the salt will draw in the unpleasant ones. Use this inside your refrigerator to it smelling fresh.
Add a few sprigs of dried eucalyptus leaves in a vase or glass and place around the house. Not only will it smell nice, but it will look nice too!
Easy Lemon Trick for Destroying Foul Garbage Disposal Smells
Take the peels from three lemons and chop them up into small pieces.
- Place them in an ice cube tray (2-3 pieces in each slot) along with 1 ½ cups of distilled white vinegar.
- Place filled cube tray into freezer.
- Once your new garbage disposer cubes are frozen solid, transfer into a freezer bag and use whenever your garbage disposal needs a pick-me-up.
Not only will it smell good, but the ice helps sharpen the blades so it’s efficient, as well!
Consider the Season
Gather up some pine cones and drop in a few scents of your favorite essential oil.
To switch it up, think about the time of year. Cinnamon is great for fall, floral scents for spring, fruity scents for summer, and pine for winter- just to name a few.
Don’t Forget the Staples
For many, it’s easiest to go back to the basics.
Scented candles, incense, and reed diffusers are all very easy to use and all you have to do is pick them up at a store. Many of them even come in visually appealing options.
Find the Cause of the Smell
Your best bet is to figure out where the smell is coming from in the first place.
It something doesn’t smell quite right, there tends to be good reason for it!
Before adding additional smells into the home, take some time to assess where the bad smells are coming from. Sponge Outlet has many cleaning supplies that can help make it easier for you to enjoy the better smells in life!