There is nothing like coming back to a pleasant-smelling home after a long day. It instantly lifts your mood and helps you relax. While there are multiple ways to make your house smell good, here’s a roundup of the best ones which are simple and affordable.
1) Use Spray Bottles
In a bowl, combine 1 cup of water, 2 tbsp. of vanilla extract and 6-7 drops of your preferred essential oil. Mix it well with a spoon and pour into a spray bottle. Spray as needed.
Vanilla extract allows the essential oils to blend better with water. It also acts as a homemade disinfectant. For essential oils, choose the one that you find appealing and feel free to experiment with different scents. Refreshing citrus scents like orange or grapefruit, as well as more gentle options like jasmine or rose, can work well.
2) Use Reed Diffusers
Reed diffusers look sophisticated and are easy to make. For this natural room freshener, you will need a vase, bamboo skewers, baby oil, essential oils, and ribbons or stickers for decoration (optional). Pour 3-4 tsp. of one or a combination of different essential oils into a vase. Add 2 tbsp. of baby oil. Next, add the bamboo sticks. They contain small channels that help the solution to travel up the stick and diffuse the fragrance. Make sure you choose sticks taller than the height of your vase. You could also decorate the jar.
3) Use Simmer Pots
Fill 4 cups of water in a pot and boil it. For a floral fragrance, you can add a handful of lavender sprigs, half a pomegranate, a few dried leaves and a fig. For a spiced fragrance, add 2 sticks of cinnamon, a handful of star anise and cloves. For a fresh fragrance, you can add a few slices of lemon and a handful of mint leaves. You can change the ingredients depending on the time of year. Lemon, peppermint and rosemary can be great options for summers, while comforting scents of orange and cinnamon will make your home feel cosy in the winter!
Once you’ve picked the fragrance you want to add, put it in a pan with water. Allow it to simmer on low flame. Once it has cooled, transfer the mixture to a bowl. Place this fragrant bowl in in any room. This will leave your room smelling pleasant. You can make multiple pots for different rooms and add a different fragrance to each space.
Go on and make your home smell divine!