Freshen Up Your Life With These Great Tips
Elizabeth Norton 2/23/2016
Keeping the home smelling fresh and clean can seem like a never-ending challenge! There are plenty of ways to refresh your home without the use of harsh chemicals.
What's That Smell
Say goodbye to Febreze and hello to the natural way to scent your home. Not only are these ideas simple, but will also save money! Check out the ideas we've gathered and find the one that will perfectly accent your home.
The Power of Citrus
Sea salt paired with your favorite citrus fruit will fill any room with an inviting smell. Find out how to create these tiny room fresheners here.
Instead of throwing away yesterday's newspaper, repurpose it inside the trash can! A thick newspaper is great for absorbing odors and catching any leaky messes.
This handy tip will leave your house smelling amazing! Simply bake 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract for one hour at 300 degrees and enjoy the delicious results.
Next time you change the air filter, try adding few drops of essential oil to the filter. Every time the air blows, it will circulate a beautiful scent throughout the home.
A Bowl Full Of Vinegar
With simply a bowl of vinegar, you can deodorize a room! It's a quick and easy fix that will get rid of any unpleasant odors in the air.
The Best Smell There Is
If you love the smell of fresh laundry, this solution is for you! Remove an air vent and place a dryer sheet over the opening, then reattach with the sheet secured in place. As the air flows through, you'll be greeted with a fresh scent!
The Super Power of Oats
Oats are a natural absorber, making them great for soaking up unpleasant smells inside the refrigerator.
Hiding The Cotton
Cotton balls with a few drops of your favorite essential oils can be placed all around the home! They're the perfect size for hiding in the couch cushions or behind picture frames.
The garbage disposal can get smelly, fast! Freeze lemons in vinegar in an ice cube tray then, use one and run the garbage disposal. It will clean and freshen it right up.
Taxi For Hire
A mom on the go knows that keeping the car smelling fresh is a necessity! A leftover candle is a great fix for a smelly car, just place it securely in your cup holder. As your car heats up, the wax will naturally melt and release its fragrance!
Simply Needing To Vent
Another great idea is to add some essential oils onto a clothespin and attach it to the air vent in your car!
Showering In Paradise
For a spa-like experience every time you shower, try hanging eucalyptus leaves in it! Not only does it smell great, but there is also a lot of health benefits.
Before You Go
When traveling add some dryer sheets into your luggage to ensure your clothes stay fresh until your final destination!
This one pot wonder will fill your home with the most wonderful of smells! All it takes is lemons, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, spices, and water heated in a large pot on the stove.
Diffusing The Situation
These homemade diffuers are a stylish addition to any room. They not only look great, but smell amazing! Find out how to make one at Apartment Therapy.
A Better Smelling World
Nature has so much to offer when it comes to freshening up your life! These ideas are not only natural, but will save you money. Next time the kitchen or bedroom starts to smell unsavory, try out one of these ideas for a quick fix.