When making your home feel more inviting, smell is an important factor to consider. Here are just several ways in which you can make your home smell gorgeous.
Grow some houseplants
Many houseplants produce natural scents that will help to keep your home smelling fresh. Houseplants can also provide a fresh source of oxygen, helping to purify the air and get rid of bad smells. A few of the most fragrant plants include lavender, jasmine, orchids and gardenia – you’re likely to find many of these plants down your local garden centre.
Use scented candles
Scented candles are another great option for bringing sweet aromas to your home. Browse through these luxury British soy candle and wax melts and you’ll see some of the incredible scents that are on offer. Scented candles are most effective when lit, but you can also place unlit candles in drawers and cupboards to help make these space smell better (this could be great for giving bedsheets or clothes a more fragrant smell).
Use essential oils
Essential oils are also a great way of helping your home to smell better. These are oils extracted from plants and natural sources before being concentrated. By buying an essential oil diffuser, you can help to burn these scents and fragrance the air. You can also add essential oils to your bath or create sprays out of them.
Deodorise your carpet
Carpets can harbour dirt, crumbs and animal fur, which can start to smell over time. Deodorising carpets is a great way to hide these smells, helping to make your home smell fresher. There are carpet deodoriser products that you can buy. It’s also possible to make your own carpet deodoriser using baking soda.
Deodorise your bin
A common source of horrible household smells is the bin. You can keep your bin smelling fresh by regularly cleaning the inside of it. Baking soda and essential oils can be great ingredients for cleaning your bin out – the baking soda can help to neutralise bad smells, whilst the essential oils can help to produce good smells in their place. You may want to deodorise your bin more regularly in the summer.
Simmer some ingredients on the stove
Boiling some ingredients in a pan on the stove is an easy way to produce homemade scents. You’ll find plenty of sites containing seasonal simmer pot recipes online. A few common ingredients worth trying include cinnamon sticks, apple peels, orange rinds, vanilla, nutmeg and cloves. You can also pour the liquid into bowls to be placed around the home, helping to disperse nice smelling aromas around your home.
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