Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Great

We feel super relaxed and our mood is uplifted in a nice-smelling house. After cleaning our house, we all want our place to smell nice as well which compels us to use room fresheners which contain harmful chemicals.

If you are trying to become more sustainable each day, then such harmful room fresheners might not be the best choice for you.

Eco-friendly ways to make your home smell like a fresh garden:

1.Make your Own Room freshener

What you need: Water, Essential oils, and a spray Bottle.

Procedure: Fill a spray bottle with a half to one cup water and eight drops each of three different air-freshening essential oils. (We recommend mixing wild orange, sandalwood, and clove essential oils. Tea tree, eucalyptus, and lemon also make a great fragrant combination.) Mist the spray around your home whenever needed.

Essential oils

2.Indoor Fragrant Plants
There’s no doubt that houseplants add beauty to any room and corner, but some can also offer aromas with their leaves or flowers. So if you love sprucing up your house with some greenery, then this would work wonders for you.


Some Scented plants are:

  • Scented Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus

    3.Make your own Potpourri


    Potpourri is a mixture of dried, naturally fragrant plant materials, used to provide a gentle natural scent. It is often placed in a decorative bowl. The word "potpourri" comes into English from the French word pot-pourri.

    Follow these steps to make your own pot-pourri at home:

    • Collect petals, cloves and orange peel. As per one individual choice, you can create your own aromatic fragrance.
    • Dry these ingredients for 2 weeks on a baking tray. Make sure they don’t overlap each other and lie in 1 layer only.
    • Put the dry ingredients into an airtight container. Add 2-3 drops of essential oils to it.

    Rose oil, cinnamon oil, lemon oil, orange oil, honeysuckle oil, and bayberry oil are all great choices for potpourri.

    • Seal the container and allow it to soak the essential oils for up to 6 weeks. Try to keep it in a dark place untouched.
    • Pour the ingredients in a bowl and your Potpourri is ready.

    Keep it away from direct sunlight and drafty places will help keep the color intact. Moreover, you can  open your windows and let some natural air in!! With its clean and fresh scent, it will whisk away foul smell and dirt. 

    Save some bucks! And try these easy, natural and eco-friendly ways to freshen up your happy place. Kick out the harmful chemicals and let natural antimicrobial agents come in your place.

    If you would like to read more blogs related to keeping your house nice and clean and organized, then here are a few suggested reads for you:

    How to Keep Your House From Smelling Like Dogs

    Weekly house cleaning checklist

    Spring Cleaning Checklist For You

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