We all love our homes to smell clean, fresh, and inviting (I guess I’m speaking for everyone here but I really don’t know anyone who would disagree with that statement).
Usually, a sweet smelling home involves the use of air fresheners, candles, and maybe even some plug-ins scattered throughout your rooms (along with keeping things clean, which I just figured was a given).
If you’ve followed the blog over the past several months, then I’m sure you’re aware that ALL of these can be homemade with natural ingredients and simple, easy to do steps.
It’s amazing how many of the everyday items we use can be DIY with ingredients that are safe and natural. You can literally create scents that are exclusive to your home by mixing and matching your favorite essential oils!
Wouldn’t it be fun to have a “signature” home scent?
I love that idea.
But- if you’re pressed for time or if you’re not quite ready to dive into the DIY arena, you still have options for a natural, chemical free home that smells great! Here are some simple, fool proof tips and tricks for achieving a sweet smelling home without any fuss at all.
Simply choose the essential you’d like your home to smell like and use these sneaky little tricks!
Essential Oil Tips and Tricks!
In the bathroom: Place several drops of essential oil INSIDE the cardboard toilet paper roll. The bathroom will smell wonderful until the roll is used up, then simply repeat with the next roll of toilet tissue!
In the bedroom: A few drops of essential oil on the pillows. * If you choose a naturally relaxing scent like lavender or chamomile, this will also encourage peaceful sleep!
In your closet or drawers: Freshen clothing drawers or closets by simply adding several drops of essential oil to a small swatch of fabric. Tuck in a drawer or attach to a hanger.
In the kitchen: Essential oils can be used in crock pot air fresheners for all day diffusion. Simply add to water and mix in additional ingredients that compliment the essential oil you’re using such as sliced lemons or oranges, cinnamon sticks, or vanilla. Turn on low and simmer with the lid off all day.
Around the home: Here’s a trick that realtors use when showing a home- place a drop or two of essential oil on each light bulb throughout the house. When the lights are on, the oil will be warmed and fill the home with a wonderful aroma. Vanilla is amazing for this! Your home will smell like you’ve been baking cookies all day, when you’ve actually been out shoe shopping…
Do YOU have any tips or tricks? We’d LOVE to hear them!!