Too many artificial and toxic smells in your home can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are ways to create enjoyable natural scents for many to enjoy! Plus, these ideas are pretty to put together as gifts or to decorate a table.
Lime and thyme
Add slices of lime, a few sprigs of fresh thyme, pure vanilla, and peppermint oil to a saucepan and let simmer to create a refreshing and energizing aroma for any room. You can also transfer this liquid to a jar and place on the table for a decorative, refreshing air freshener.
For an easy room deodorizer, use baking soda and essential oils. Take a small, wide mouth jar and add 1/2 cup of baking soda and 8-12 drops of essential oil of your choice. Cut out a piece of decorative scrapbook paper for a lid and use a needle to puncture holes throughout. Place this on top in place of the metal cover.
Sliced lemon, rosemary, and vanilla are a great combination for a clean, fresh scent. Add 1-2 sliced lemons, 2-3 sprigs of rosemary, and 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla to a saucepan with water just below the rim of the saucepan. Let this simmer on the stove to enjoy the fragrance.
See how this fragrance is turned into a centerpiece with a floating candle.
Scented wood blocks
This is an easy way to bring a light scent into a small space, like the inside of your car. Place wood blocks in a jar with 10-12 drops of perfume oil or essential oil of your choice and shake it around. You can also add the oil to flat pieces of wood to make a hanging air freshener.
Create an orange peel candle by cutting an orange in half and removing the segments. Add 3/4 of oil to the orange and let it sit for 45 minutes. Use a candle lighter to light the white stem that is in the middle of the inside. This may take about two minutes to heat up.
A mixture of oranges, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, and cranberries brings a beautiful fragrance into the home. Plus, it looks pretty! Add these ingredients to a saucepan with water and let it simmer on the stove.
By using fruits, herbs, extracts, and spices, there are plenty of options to create your own natural fragrance! These natural air fresheners can be kept in the fridge for two to three days, or used until they lose their fragrance.