Smells can tell a lot about you and your house

Home scents: simple ways to make your rooms smell wonderfully

The first impression when you open the door in any room is the smell that’s in the air. Smells can tell a lot about you and your house, which is why it’s important to pay attention to them. Here are some tricks to get amazing aromas around your rooms!

Start absorbing the bad smells

Sometimes, your cooking or baking leaves an unpleasant smell in the kitchen. When rooms stay closed for a long time, they may start to smell bad as well. A few bowls of baking soda distributed all over your house will absorb these odors. You can even put them inside the pantry! Another idea is to use old dried tea leaves as well, as they work similarly.

Use activated charcoal to purify the air

Activated charcoal is electrically nonpolar and can absorb all odors and gases. You can try to eliminate cooking smells by using an exhaust fan, but when you use lots of spices or you’ve fried food, it may not be enough. That's when a pound of activated charcoal in a porous bag can be very helpful in your kitchen.

Bake some cookies to have a delicious smell at home

It smells like home!

One of the tricks real agents use when having an open house is to bake cookies a couple of minutes earlier. Really! You don't need to bake cookies every day to get this homely feeling, but if you keep some dough in your freezer you can put it in the oven or in the toaster to get a delicious smell when having guests over.

Get a fresh smell

Citrus like lemons, grapefruits, and oranges can be mixed together to achieve fresh smells. For that purpose, after squeezing them you can put the peels into the water and let them simmer for a couple of hours. The result will be a very pleasant aroma circulating all over your house!  

Do you like wild scents?

You can reach a herbal aroma by using a variety of botanicals such as eucalyptus, lavender, and lemon myrtle. If you want, add some aromatic herbs too! Put your mix in hot water, leave it to rest for a couple of hours, and then transfer it to a spray bottle. Then, you can spread this aroma around your rooms.

There’s a huge variety of scented candles

Pick a candle or an essential oil

There’s a huge variety of essential oils, with scents ranging from citrus to flowers and herbs. You can buy scented candles or incense as well. If the smell is too strong or if you aren't very fond of smoke, you can walk around the rooms with them and then turn them off. Oil diffusers can also be used to spread a light aroma in bathrooms.

Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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