5 Top Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing
The right scent can instantly make a room feel cleaner, fresher, and more inviting. While there are tons of store-bought products that can help achieve a great-smelling house, commercial air fresheners made from harsh chemicals aren’t the only way!
DIY alternatives provide an easy approach for deodorising and scenting your space naturally with essential oils or herbs. If truth be told, there’s no shortage of ways you can create a fragrant home easily.
Below are some of the home fragrances ideas you can look into to ensure you have a house that smells unbelievably amazing.
Lemon Basil Room Spray
Rejuvenate your space with the fresh scent of lemon and basil. To make a DIY room spray, start by boiling 3/4 cup water in a pot or tea kettle. Pour it into a measuring cup filled with 4 tablespoons of dried basil leaves.
Let steep for about 5 minutes then discard the herbs through a filtered coffee filter lined funnel set up in a reusable bottle opening (leaving enough liquid at bottom). Add distilled water, 1 tablespoon vodka and 5 drops of citrus essential oil.
This recipe will last one month before needing refreshing but you can adjust proportions as desired. Ensure you store the spray away from sunlight.
DIY Reed Diffuser
Create a DIY version of the reed diffuser with baby oil. Add 1 teaspoon of your favorite essential oils to a small glass container and fill the rest with about 3 tablespoons of plain, unscented baby oil. If you’re using a larger vessel, then add additional drops until desired scent is achieved.
Place rattan sticks inside cup or bowl-shaped containers for maximum effect. This will later release fragrance into the room when moved by air currents created from fans or heating systems (especially in winter).
Essential Oil Wax Melts
You’ll need a slow cooker, silicone molds (you can use the liquid measuring cup as your mold), and essential oils to create your own wax melts. First mix together 2 cups of soy wax pellets with 1 teaspoon lavender oil, 3/4 teaspoons cedar wood oil, and ½ teaspoon vetiver oil in an empty plastic liner.
Set it on low heat in a slow cook for about 15 minutes or until it’s melted enough that you can stir around easily. Once mixed take out the silicon ice cube tray from its package so it will be ready when needed.
Then use one container at a time by pouring all ingredients into each slot evenly before sprinkling dried lavender onto top of mixture inside square shaped slots carefully reserved for this purpose.
This DIY linen spray is perfect for freshening towels, bedding and clothes. To make the spray, pour 1 tablespoon vodka into a liquid measuring cup then add in 35 drops of your favorite essential oils to create a great smelling blend that will keep everything fresh.
This recipe makes enough for one bottle so be sure to attach the nozzle before filling it with distilled water. Shake well after each ingredient has been added.
Gel Room Scent
Making a DIY fragrance is always fun, but it can be time-consuming and expensive if you buy the ingredients from stores. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: using gelatin to make your own scented gel room scent that will last as long as two weeks with only one cup of water and five packets of unflavoured gelatin (as well three teaspoons salt) as ingredients.
The best part? You don’t even need any lids or containers in order for these to dry out properly. Just set them down anywhere and they’re good to go!