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Creating scents for the Home, naturally….

Scents for the home….. Looking for great ways to get your home smelling nice as the season arrives for more indoor time?  Below are some inexpensive ways to create yummy and natural scents for you home and take away some of those unwanted ones.

Using Fans & Air Filters

Put nice-smelling dryer sheets on top of your fan. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to your air filter. It will blow around your favorite scent for a few weeks.

Make Your Own Potpourri

Mix dried lavender and rose petals. Sometimes, potpourri is that easy. A cheaper alternative might include bringing in fresh pine cones and arranging them artfully in a bowl.  For more ideas check out the following link…….Potpourri

Using Pots to simmer scents

Years ago this used to be quite common, now it appears to be coming back in style. During the warm months you can mix rosemary and lemon to deodorize your house. During the cold months mix cinnamon sticks, orange peels, bay leaves, a handful of pine needles, and cloves for an amazing Christmas-like smell.

Sew Simple Sachets

Here’s another that is gaining momentum again: sachets. I’ve made some, and I like to leave them around in my dresser or closet. Another good idea is putting them out in your shoe rack.  Fill a small cloth bag (or a small piece of material cinched with an elastic) with whatever herb you like. I tend to just mix rice with a few drops of essential oils.

Using Baking Powder

Baking soda is wonderful, as it is the deodorizer and can make just about anything stop smelling bad. You can sprinkle it on a carpet or bit of furniture and then vacuum it up for a deeper clean and to remove bad scents. Some people have taken to leaving it to cooking in a slow cooker all day so it can suck up the bad smell of an entire room.

Using Fans & Air Filters

Put nice-smelling dryer sheets on top of your fan. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to your air filter. It will blow around your favorite scent for a few weeks.

Make a DIY Spray

I’ve seen a bunch of recipes for this and have tried a handful of them. Simply mixing some essential oils with water works perfectly fine. I also like mixing lime juice, water, and the all-powerful baking soda.

Using Coffee Beans

Coffee beans can infuse your home with a fresh scent and they also offer a cute way to decorate. Put whole beans in a glass container, and then for added power, put a tea light in it. When the light is lit, it will warm the beans filling the home with cozy scents.

Savory Sticks

Savory sticks tend to have a spiritual component. Just bundle rosemary and sage or other herbs together onto a stick using string, then either hang it up or burn it.

Eucalyptus Shower

This trick has been circulating online for a while, but it works! Hang a bundle of fresh or dried eucalyptus from your showerhead. It’s like a menthol tablet for your bathroom.