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How to Make Your Home Smell Good Without Chemicals

Feb 15, 2024

How to Make Your Home Smell Good Without Chemicals

Air fresheners are great if you want a great-smelling home, especially if you’re having guests over. However, harsh chemicals in those products can be harmful in the long run when inhaled. Apart from that, while they can instantly mask unpleasant odors, they may be effective only for a short while. 

Try these simple, all-natural tricks to keep your home smelling fresh and inviting!

Boil citruses and cinnamon together

Simmer orange, lemon, or lime slices and cinnamon sticks with water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and add cloves if desired. Turn the heat down, and let the pot simmer for several hours. 

Absorb lingering smells with baking soda

Add half a cup of baking soda into a jar and add about six drops of essential oil. Lightly stir the mixture and close the lid. Poke some holes in the lid and place the jar in your room, cupboards, kitchen cabinets, or in the fridge to deodorize the area.

Make aromatic pouches

Get some small cotton or muslin bags for this. Fill them with your favorite dried herbs, spices, and dried flowers like lavender, then, drop some essential oil into the bag. Sew or tie the bag tightly and place them in your cupboards or drawers.

Make your lavender air freshener

Fill a spray bottle with one part distilled water and one part rubbing alcohol. Then, add 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil. Close the lid and shake the bottle thoroughly until the oil disperses evenly. Spray your room with the mixture for a fresh and calming sensation.

Make your reed diffuser

Instead of buying your diffuser again, make your own! Add a few drops of essential oil into a narrow-necked bottle then fill the rest with baby oil or almond oil. Place the rattan diffuser sticks and gently stir the mixture. Place the bottle on the countertop or side table.