How To Make Your House Smell Better 

Use these easy DIY recipes to freshen up your home and get rid of smells using organic ingredients.

Jul 15, 2023 - 13:03
Jul 16, 2023 - 11:24
How To Make Your House Smell Better 

A space may seem instantly cleaner, cozier, and fresher with the proper aroma. Commercial air fresheners and cleansers manufactured from harsh compounds aren't the only method to have a great-smelling house, even if there are a ton of store-bought goods that can aid in this endeavor. DIY solutions provide a quick and easy method to freshen and smell your home naturally. You may make natural home smells that aid in odor eradication and distribute palatable aromas by combining a few common household items with perfumes made from essential oils and plants. For a fragrant house, try these easy DIY fragrance concoctions and odor removers.

1. Lemon Basil Room Spray

Lemon and basil's crisp smell can cleanly refresh spaces. Boiling  ¾ cup of water in a saucepan or tea kettle and then pouring it into a liquid measuring cup are the first steps in making a homemade room spray. It should soak for a few minutes after you've added four teaspoons of dried basil. Coffee filters should be used to line a funnel before inserting it into a reusable spray bottle. To get rid of the herbs, carefully pour the basil and water combination into the bottle via the filter. After that, throw away the filter. In the bottle, mix five drops of lemon essential oil, 1/4 cup distilled water, and 1 tablespoon vodka. Shake to blend the contents after screwing on the spray bottle cap. 

2. DIY Reed Diffuser

Using baby oil, create a simple DIY reed diffuser. Fill a small glass jar halfway with baby oil and one teaspoon of your preferred essential oil (any aroma will do). If you're working with a large vessel, you may need to add more essential oil. Fill the container with rattan diffuser sticks and gently whisk the mixture. To flood the area with aroma, place your DIY reed diffuser on a tabletop or table.

3. Essential Oil Wax Melts

To make your own wax melts, you'll need a slow cooker, a slow cooker liner, and silicone molds. To start, line the slow cooker with plastic. Put the heat to low and add two cups of soy wax pellets. Add one teaspoon of each of the following essential oils after the butter has melted: lavender, cedarwood, and vetiver. Before gently removing the liner, thoroughly combine. Folding the extra plastic over the cup's edge, place the liner into the liquid measuring cup. Fill your silicone mold with dried lavender, then cover it with the wax mixture. Remove the wax from the molds and let it solidify at room temperature before using it in a wax warmer that you can buy.

4. Linen Spray

This homemade linen spray freshens linens, clothing, towels, and furniture with fabric coverings. Fill a reusable spray bottle with one tablespoon of vodka after measuring the liquid in a cup. You should put 35 drops of essential oil in the bottle (you may mix different smells if you'd like), then add the remaining distilled water. Spray bottle lid in place, and shake to thoroughly combine. To keep linens smelling good, spray them as required.

5. Carpet Deodorizer

To get rid of persistent odors from your flooring naturally, try this DIY carpet deodorizer. In a larger dish, combine 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1 cup baking soda to start. Stir with five drops of your preferred essential oil. Pour the mixture into a Mason jar using a funnel. Use a hammer and nail to make tiny holes in the lid, then fasten it to the jar. When necessary, sparingly sprinkle the mixture into the carpet; let it remain for at least 30 minutes before cleaning.

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