Nobody likes to walk into a home that reeks of garbage, animals, or anything else that smells bad. Using some of the products on the market like aerosol cans can damage to the environment and to your health. Here are a few tips that you can use to make you home smell fantasitc in a natural and eco-friendly way.
1. Homemade Potpourri
Potpourri is a great way to make your home smell amazing. It is easy to make and costs less than a candle. Collect items from outside like pinecones, acorns, and small sticks. Then take oranges, lemons, and limes and slice them into disks. Pop them in the microwave until they are dried out. Combine the dried fruit, nature items, and essential oils to create your own.
Creating your own diffuser is very simple and can be a fun craft! Find a cool bottle that you like such as a mason jar, small vase, or an old perfume bottle. Fill it with essential oils, a dash of water, and rubbing alcohol. Insert reeds into the container and let them work their magic. You can easily decorate your container to match the decor in your home as well.
This idea practically takes no effort. Simply gather up some pinecones from your backyard and sprinkle essential oils on them. Throw them in a decorative basket and place anywhere in your home.
Here is another idea that is so simple that your kids can make them while watching television. For this, all you need are oranges and cloves. Take the cloves and stick them into the orange like the image above. You can make designs to make them look fabulous for your home. These last usually about a week or so and make your home smell beautiful.
Plants are not just for the outdoors. Using house plants can purify your air and also get rid of any lingering smells that you may have. The image above has a couple of options that you can chose from that will add greenery to your home and make the air feel fresh again.
Simmering natural items like lemons, cranberries, and cinnamon sticks will send a fragrant smell through out your home. The concoction creates a nice smell that, when boiled, releases a steam that freshens your air for a great home smell.