For any person who owns and abides in a home, stuffiness and bad smell is an everyday ordeal. It comes about due to many reasons. There are many ways to deal with it including air fresheners and conditioners. However, we all want something more long-lasting and cheaper while not harming our own health. There is no better way to make your home smell good than using natural methods. We will discuss some simple ways which you can implement right away.
It not only saves you money but also creates a unique ambiance. Furthermore, the smell of our house is the only thing we have tied to us when we leave for our daily activities in the morning so let’s work together to make it better. Below are ways you can achieve that.
Ensure proper airflow
Stuffiness and bad smells in a room come about when there is too much stagnant air. Therefore the first step that you should take to make your house smell good, is to ensure that there is sufficient ventilation. Apart from your ventilation, also leave your windows to make sure that the bad air leaves and new gets in. That way you will not only make your house smell good, but also you will be breathing in clean and fresh air.
If you want your home to feel naturally better, make essential oil your buddy. Just in case you are wondering what that is, vanilla and lavender extracts are good examples. Put a full cup of these extracts into your oven for one hour. Or simply blob a few drops into a cold light bulb and turn on your lights. When they burn they emit their beautiful smell which leaves your house with a lovely natural fragrance. The light bulb method is much more efficient as you can do so for different rooms using different essential oils. That way they create one strong natural fragrance. Quite simple huh!
Make your own air spray
Nothing ever beats homemade stuff or something that you have done yourself. Ditch the commercial air fresheners today and create your own unique and natural one. Apart from making lemonade and being a flu cure, you can also use lemons to make your house smell naturally better. It’s as easy as one plus one is to two since all you need is half a cup blended lemon juice, two cups of hot water and an eighth of baking soda. Mix them and add them to your spray bottle. From there all you have to do is spray the mixture and say hello to a natural and better-smelling house. Replacing or mixing the lemons with an essential oil such as lavender will be even better.
Ever wondered why so many offices and homes have house plants? Well apart from decoration purpose, they also create fresh and natural air. Plants such as eucalyptus are famous for their strong scent. Other plants which are suitable for that purpose include azalea, Chinese evergreen, spider plant and many others. With them, all you got to do is put them in a vase and wait for that beautiful smell.
Beeswax Candles and simmering
Another DIY and easy way is by use of candles made out of bee wax. Once you light them, they emit honey scented flames which are not only romantic but makes your home smell good. That is quite easy. Another method to consider is simmering natural ingredients such as cinnamon and lemons. That way their scent comes out stronger than any ever. Only put them together in a cooking dish, add water and simmer on low heat. Leave them there, and through that, you will have achieved a wonderful, exceptional and natural smell.
Other efficient ways to do so include:
- Salt lamps
- Reed and natural extracts diffusers
How do you keep your place smell nice?