How to keep your home smelling fresh and pleasant

Your home is your safe space. It's where you go to rest after a long day, it's where you feel the most cozy and comfortable, and it's where your five senses feel rested and rejuvenated.

Smell is often called humans' most powerful sense, and different scents play a powerful role in how we perceive the world around us. When it comes to our homes, it's important that the space smells fresh and pleasant, so we feel the warmth and comfort of our homes. 

The secret to a fresh and clean smelling home is not using air-freshners; while air freshners are a good temporary fix, they simply add a layer of fragrance on top of odour, which doesn't truly remove the root of the problem. Moreover, for people who have allergies or asthma, fragrance can be overwhelming- even for those with a sensitive nose, overly artificial smells can cause headaches. Here are some tips to keep your home smelling pleasant:

Tip 1: Keep your home dry

Moisture is the root of many household odours. If you live in a humid climate, avoid carpets or rugs, which can trap moisture and increase odours. Regularly wash sponges and towels, as these harbour moisture- and bacteria. Ensure your towels and laundry are fully dry before putting them away, and hang bath mats outside to dry as well.

Tip 2: Keep your upholstery clean

Carpets, cushions, curtains, bed linens, even tablecloths can harbour bad smells. Even if you wipe away dirt or something that was spilt. odour-causing bacteria can linger. In curtains and carpets, mold or mildew may form fom stains.

The best way to ensure your upholstery is clean and fresh is of course, to wash it with a gentle laundry detergent like PureCult laundry detergent. In between wash days, you can keep your upholstery fresh and odour-free with a fabric refreshing spray such as PureCult fabric refresher. The unique slow-release formula slowly releases fresh fragrance over time, meaning they stay fresh and pleasant-smelling for longer. What's more, the spray doesn't just mask odours but removes odour-causing bacteria, so you are tackling the problem at its root.

Tip 3: Use essential oils

Essential oils are a great way to keep your home smelling fresh and pleasant naturally, without a strong artificial fragrance or any harmful chemicals. Diffusing natural essential oils like lemon, peppermint or rosemary has further benefits, as these oils have natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, therefore removing odour-causing bacteria. Using a fabric spray like PureCult fabric refresher, which is made with lemon, bergamot and cardamom essential oils, also conveniently gives you these benefits without the hassle of having to purchase individual essential oils and a diffuser.

Tip 4: Keep unwashed clothes smelling fresher, longer

While it is good (and recommended) to wash your clothes after a few wears, sometimes we just want to wear our favourite pair of jeans one more time- or we forget to throw our socks in the laundry, and we’re in a rush to leave. In those situations, the quick and easy way to eliminate odours (and odour-causing bacteria) is to have a fabric refresher handy with you. PureCult fabric refresher is versatile and can be used on any fabric (yes, any fabric!) so you can spray it on your t-shirts, jeans or socks, to extend the life of the clothing and keep it fresher, for longer.

These simple tips are sure to keep your home smelling pleasant in a subtle and natural way, without an overly artificial or overpowering scent. Be sure to try them out, and let us know your favourite tip!

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