10 Easy, Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing
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.
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.
Lilac Room Spray
A little bit of water, vodka and lilac fragrance oil are all you need for this gorgeous room spray.
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.)
Lemon and Rosemary Stove-top Potpourri
Simmer lemons, rosemary and vanilla extract stove-top for a light, fresh scent that lingers for days.
Green Tea Cucumber Room Spray
A word to the wise: Pure essential oils make a divine room spray.
Rosemary and Lavender Carpet Powder
Sprinkle this lovely baking soda-based solution on your rugs to deodorize the entire room.
Eucalyptus Shower Bundle
Easiest bathroom fix ever: Hang a beautiful bundle of eucalyptus from your showerhead. (The hot water diffuses its therapeutic scent.)
Oven-Dried Flower Potpourri
Instead of tossing dead blooms, toast them into a pretty, lightly scented potpourri.
Chamomile Lavender Room Spray
Mix calming chamomile oil with energizing rosemary oil, and spritz around the house whenever you need a lift.