Chemical air fresheners are the absolute worst thing you can include in your house.
Not only are they unnatural, but they’re also off-putting for a lot of people.
But they seem to be the mainstream choice for making a house smell better.
Thankfully, there are lesser known, natural alternatives you can use if you’re trying to spruce
up the place or make it more attractive for a buyer if you are in a hurry for a quick move now.
“A lot of the fragrances and scents
you find in the store are made of
toxic chemicals and unknown
substances, so it’s better to go
organic and natural.”
Here are five ways to make your house smell better with natural substances:
Make Herbal Incense
If you’re trying to make your house smell pleasant or homely, there’s no better way than
a homemade herbal incense.
Incense making is an artform that requires a little patience.
You can use gums, resins, different woods, or anything else that’s natural and smells amazing.
This is a clever way to de-stink the house.
Just grab a few caps of vanilla extract and pour it into a coffee cup (make sure the cup is over-proof).
Place the cup in the oven and heat it up to 300 degrees for a whole hour.
The smell should slowly spread through the house and settle there for a few hours.
Make Oil Reed Diffusers
If you think reed diffusers were easy to make, turns out you’re right.
Look for cheap jars with small openings that can fit a cork.
Create a small hole in the cork and place the reed sticks in.
You can mix any combination of essential oils to create the fragrance you like.
Sweet almond and safflower oil usually go well together.
Olive Oil Candles
Making olive oil candles at home is another easy way to make your house smell pleasant.
Salted paper works best for the wick, make tallow or cooking grease, pour the grease
into the jar, and wait for it to settle with the wick inside.
Natural Room Scents
Finally, the best way to make your house smell natural is to use natural fruits and herbs.
Simply leave these in a jar and you have a cost-effective way to make the whole house
Try cloves, nutmeg, ginger, lemons, limes, rosemary or even mint.
The trick is to use something that spreads the smell far and wide.
Making your house smell better is crucial.
Unfortunately, a lot of the fragrances and scents you find in the store are made of toxic
chemicals and unknown substances.
It’s best to go organic and natural wherever you can help it.
Try any one of the tricks on this list to find a natural scent that suits you.
What are your favorite ways to add scents your home, naturally?
What are your favorite scents?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.