There's nothing like walking into your home and being embraced by a scent that makes you feel cozy, comfortable and welcomed.
Whether you've just moved into a new home and want to give it your own touch, or just made a French onion soup and the smell is lingering a little too long, these 7 simple DIY tips and tricks will leave your house smelling fresh and fabulous!
This is probably a tip that made your eyebrows shoot up, but hear us out! Those beautiful, mystical salt lamps you see in markets and online, with their soft orange hue, actually serve a purpose much bigger than making your room look relaxing.
Through the power of hygroscopy, the sea salt sucks in all the pollen, cigarette smoke, dust particles, and any other offensive odors, leaving the surrounding environment cleansed and purified.
Who doesn't love the smell of freshly baked vanilla cake? Rather than having to put in the labor of baking a cake from scratch every time you fancy spreading that warm smell around your living room, baking a tray of vanilla extract will leave you with the same effect!
Just apply a few drops of the vanilla extract (or any other scent you fancy) in a porcelain oven-friendly tray, and let it "bake" in the oven for 20 minutes on 300F.
If you love the smell of coffee but don't want to over-caffeinate by brewing a fresh batch every couple of hours, do this brilliant hack instead.
In a bowl, place a handful or two of some whole, chopped, or ground fresh coffee beans. in the center, put a small tea light candle (scented or unscented), and light it up.
The heat from the candle will warm up the coffee and release the oils that make the beans smell so nice. Enjoy the smell of french vanilla coffee by using vanilla-scented candles!
Be it winter or spring, there is no denying that the warm, spiced scents of Christmas are everyone's favorite. If you want to make your home smell like the festive season, then do this simple trick!
In a pot, throw in a 1 cup of fresh cranberries, 2 halved oranges, 3 whole cinnamon sticks, a small piece of fresh ginger, a cup of pomegranate juice, and a tablespoon of vanilla extract. Cover the concoction with water until 3/4 of the pot is filled, then simply leave it to simmer on the stove all day.
Everyone who walks into your home will want to know how you've made it smell like Christmas in July!
For a quick fix to a bad smelling room, grab some cotton balls from your toiletries drawer, along with your favorite essential oils for this hack.
Take a cotton ball and soak it with one or two drops of the essential oils and hide them in the corners of the room. That's all there is to it!
Try our favorite blend of lavender and citrus oil for a calming and fresh scent.
Spring cleaning, Spring sales, and Springs scents are what this rebirthing and renewal season is really all about!
The zestiness of lemon, the warmth of vanilla, and freshness of rosemary definitely embody the mood of the season. Slice up a large lemon, add a drop of vanilla extract, and throw a sprig of rosemary all in a pot. Cover the mix with water and put it all on the stove to simmer for as many hours as you want, or even for the whole day! Remember to refill it with water as often as needed so the concoction doesn't end up burning and sticking to the pot.
Another unorthodox but very helpful hack is to simply put out a bowl of plain old oats in a bowl, and leave it around each room. The oats act as a sponge to any bad odors, sucking them all in and leaving your kitchen, living room, or even refrigerator smelling clean and fresh!
Which one of these hacks will your try out today?
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