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Pop quiz: Which smells better—actual lavender or a “lavender-scented product”? (We all know the answer.) Next time, before you grab a scented plug-in, look to one of these ten totally natural—and easy-to-tackle—DIY solutions instead.

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Deodorizing Disks

Toss one of these pretty patties (made from hardened baking soda and essential oils) in a musty closet or stinky garbage pail to soak up odors.  

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Lilac Room Spray

A little bit of water, vodka and lilac fragrance oil are all you need for this gorgeous room spray.

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Cinnamon and Honey Beeswax Candles

Did you know that burning beeswax clears the air? (Negative ions, y’all.) Melt some over cinnamon sticks for a heavenly, purifying scent.

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Fruit Rind Air Freshener

Fill a citrus rind with odor-absorbing sea salt. (We love one of these pretties left countertop near the smelly sink.)

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Lemon and Rosemary Stove-top Potpourri

Simmer lemons, rosemary and vanilla extract stove-top for a light, fresh scent that lingers for days.

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Green Tea Cucumber Room Spray

A word to the wise: Pure essential oils make a divine room spray. 

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Rosemary and Lavender Carpet Powder

Sprinkle this lovely baking soda-based solution on your rugs to deodorize the entire room.

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Eucalyptus Shower Bundle

Easiest bathroom fix ever: Hang a beautiful bundle of eucalyptus from your showerhead. (The hot water diffuses its therapeutic scent.) 

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Oven-Dried Flower Potpourri

Instead of tossing dead blooms, toast them into a pretty, lightly scented potpourri.

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Chamomile Lavender Room Spray

Mix calming chamomile oil with energizing rosemary oil, and spritz around the house whenever you need a lift.

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