I’m a huge fan of the smell of fresh flowers, but I don’t like to have a bouquet sitting on my kitchen counter. So when it comes to making your house smell like you have fresh flowers, there are other ways. I’ve compiled the best hacks for each room in your house that will give it an amazing scent without disturbing your decor!
Hacks to make your house smell good
If you’re looking for an easy, natural way to make your home smell fresh and inviting, these hacks will do just the trick. These simple tips can be done in a short amount of time and are super cheap!
Leave oranges out
Leaving oranges out is a great way to make your home smell good. The citrus scent will permeate the air and leave a pleasant aroma for several days. To start, simply put some oranges in a bowl and place them somewhere where they won’t be disturbed, like on top of the refrigerator or inside a cabinet. Then set your timer for three days (or whatever amount of time you’re comfortable with). After that, put them somewhere else throughout the house. One more room will give off an even better scent!
Use essential oils
If you want your house to smell good, nothing beats the smell of essential oils. They can be used in many different ways and can help you clean, freshen, and purify your home’s air.
- Essential oils are a great way to make your home smell good! You can use them in a variety of ways: diffuser, candle or oil burner. Just about any essential oil will do the trick when it comes to making your home smell amazing!
- There are many different kinds of essential oils like peppermint which smells clean or lavender which is calming so pick one that suits what kind of mood you’re looking for!
Spray something with citrus in it
If you want to make your house smell good, spray something with citrus in it. Lemon, lime and grapefruit work well as versatile scents. Put them in a spray bottle and get to work. You can use it on wooden furniture or floors, but also on sheets, curtains and clothes. Anywhere that could benefit from a little pick-me-up.
Citrus oils are great for lifting your spirits when you’re feeling tired or stressed out. If you don’t have any citrus around the house then try some other fragrances like vanilla extract, pine needles or fresh herbs!
Add drying soap to your boiling water
To make your house smell nice, you can add drying soap powder to boiling water. The purpose of this is to create a natural fragrance that will linger in the air. If you are using a pot with a lid, make sure that it is tightly closed when boiling the mixture. This will help trap the scent so that it can spread throughout your home when you use it as an air freshener later on.
The process takes about 10 minutes but once it’s finished, pour the water into a bowl and let it cool before pouring it into a spray bottle for easy application in any room of your choice!
Use vinegar in your dishwasher or garbage disposal
Vinegar is a natural cleaner and disinfectant, so if you want to use it in your dishwasher or garbage disposal, go for it.
You can also add a cup of vinegar to a load of laundry if you want to remove grease from clothing. The vinegar will dissolve the oil, leaving your clothes looking and smelling fresh again. If you have mildew on any fabrics. Towels or curtains are prime examples. Put some vinegar in the washing machine along with detergent and let it run through one cycle before washing as usual. This will help prevent further buildup of mildew on these items.
Dab a little vanilla on a lightbulb
If you love the smell of vanilla and want to add it to your home, consider dabbing a little on a lightbulb. The scent will seep into the air, making your house smell wonderful. Not only is vanilla an aphrodisiac, antioxidant, mood booster and sweetener, but studies have shown that inhaling or rubbing it on the skin can soothe headaches and reduce stress levels!
Hang eucalyptus in your shower head
Eucalyptus leaves also work well in your shower. Place a few dried eucalyptus leaves in the shower head and turn on the hot water for a minute. The steam will start to fill up your room, and it will smell so good! You can also use eucalyptus essential oil or dried leaves as a potpourri in your bathroom by adding them to small bowls (preferably without lids).
I hope that these hacks have inspired you to make your house smell amazing! Feel free to experiment with any of these suggestions. I’m sure you’ll find something that works for you, and I hope it makes your home feel more cozy and inviting. After all, a well-kept house is one of the best ways to keep yourself healthy and happy!