How to Make Your House Smell Wonderful Naturally

“Home is where the heart is.”  Your home is a true representation of your taste. There is nothing better or soothing than a home that smells pleasant and refreshing all the time. Once the stimulating air of your home hits your mind at the end of a tiring day, you will automatically forget the troubles of the day. Moreover, a pleasant smelling home grabs the attention of your guests, invites space for them and enhances their mood.

You might be using the commercially available ready-to-use air fresheners to enhance the atmosphere of living space. Although they nicely overcome the irritating odours of your place, but they usually contain toxic chemicals. Therefore, they can be harmful on inhalation, especially for those with asthma, allergies, and lungs disorders etc.

Rather than paying hundred dollars for chemical air fresheners, choose the natural ways to make your place smell a little wonderful and nicer. They are not easy to make, budget-friendly and ever-green methods.

Instructions

  • 1

    Use Lemons or Limes

    Set a large pot of water on the stove and wait until it starts simmering. In the meantime, cut some lemon or limes into fine slices and add them to the boiling water.  Reduce the heat of stove to medium-low range and let the water simmer for 15 to 20, keeping the pot uncovered. The citric and refreshing smell of lemons and limes will travel the throughout your house, overcoming the offending odours.

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  • 2

    Try Cinnamon Sticks

    Use Cinnamon sticks to freshen up the entire atmosphere of your home.


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  • 3

    Use Vanilla and Cloves

    Bring a medium pot of water to boil on stove’s medium-high heat and add a handful of cloves to it. Pour few drops of natural vanilla drops to it and let the solution simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, reducing the heat to medium-low range. After few minutes, your home will smell like you have spent the day baking cakes, desserts or cookies from scratch.

  • 4

    Boil Essential Oils

    You can also use the easily available natural essential oils for sweet smelling house. Add few drops of your favorite essential oil to a pot of boiling water and let it simmer until dry.

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  • 5

    Bring Candles into Play

    Add few drops of essential oil right into the center warm wax of your burning candle. The emerging smoke as a result of burning will smell like the fragrance of the essential oil, neutralising the humming odours of your house.

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