Most of us would want our homes to smell clean and fresh, yet some homes smell better than others. Even if you clean every day, there are some odors that occur naturally, from food, trash, pets and shoes.
While some odors require you to thoroughly clean your house (like when your furry friend leaves a “present” on your rug), there are many ways that you can keep your house smelling fresh regularly.
From scented candles to natural products, here are the six best ideas to ensure your home always smells great no matter what season it is.
- Use baking soda to absorb odors
Sometimes, to keep the air of your home fresh, you need to stop bad odors from taking over. Place a few bowls of baking soda in the kitchen and other areas that are likely to emit odors. The baking soda will absorb the smells instead of masking them.
- Light scented candles
If you don’t like the scent in your home, you can light a few scented candles. The candles have a very warm decorative effect and subtly scent the air.
Candles come in a variety of lovely scents, from gourmet flavors like “apple of love”, “gingerbread” or “chestnut icing” to more natural flavors like fig, peony, or jasmine.
For a lovely living room scent, we recommend the Amethyst Infused Scented Candle that contains lovely scents of lavender, bergamot, and frankincense. Not only does the candle smell great, but it also dispels anxiety and promotes a sense of wellness.
- Use essential oils
The next time you want to give your house a fresh smell, try putting a few drops of high-quality essential oils on your air filter. Your home’s HVAC systems will spread the scent throughout the house and make everything smell nice.
Lemon, Lavender, and Clove are just a few scents of essential oils that will refresh your entire home while providing benefits such as relaxation and cleansing qualities.
You can also put a few drops of essential oils on cotton balls and place them in strategic places around the house such as under your pillows, on furniture, or almost anywhere else in your home. This will make every corner of your home smell amazing.
- Make potpourri
To introduce a sweet flowery scent to your space, use potpourri. Each season has its potpourri! Flower petals, scented wood or bark, herbs, spices, citrus peelings, vanilla pods, or patchouli resin… It’s up to you to choose what to put in yours.
In addition to leaving your room with a unique scent, homemade potpourri is also visually pleasing. To enhance the lovely scent, simmer the potpourri on the stove.
- Deodorize textiles
Fabric curtains, rugs, pillows, and sofas tend to absorb all the odors in the house. To get rid of stubborn odors, machine wash textiles regularly with essential oils.
If you cannot remove the cover of your sofa, sprinkle it generously with baking soda and let it sit overnight. The next day, vacuum to remove the powder, which should have absorbed all the odors.
- Get rid of cooking odors
The kitchen is a central room, where you store food and prepare meals. Therefore, a majority of odors emanate from the kitchen before being dispersed in your home.
Here’s what you can do to reduce the odor in your kitchen so that your home smells fresh.
- White vinegar: Pour white vinegar into a bowl and place it on your work surface. It will absorb the most persistent odors, leaving a clean scent. You can also use vinegar in the dishwasher as well as in the fridge to eliminate odors.
- Lemon: If you place a few slices of lemon in your fridge, it will absorb unwanted scents and leave a good citrus smell. You can also use lemon to freshen your microwave: put a few pieces in a bowl mixed with a little water in the microwave and heat it for 40 seconds.
Enjoy the scent of your space
Remember that the smell of a house is an integral part of its atmosphere. These tips will help you remove bad scents in your home so that you can enjoy your space more. Good luck!