5 Natural Ways To Freshen Any Room


Keeping your home smelling fresh is a constant battle. We all constantly deal with rotting basements and bathrooms, living rooms crowded with children and dogs, and kitchens that seem to feed armies.

Often the cleaning of these spaces is the main focus. But even after a good cleaning, there are scents lingering. Of course, you can access branded air sprays, but these are really not good for your home. It's full of chemicals that stick to carpets, furniture, and clothing. Yak!



There are actually some really effective home remedies to keep any room in your home smelling good and refreshing. And the best part is that you already have most of the essentials in your wardrobe. There is really no excuse! Check out the list and start your next simple do-it-yourself project.


1. Simmer a bowl

This is a great solution to revamp your kitchen after cooking a large meal or to make the whole house smell good if you have a wide open floor plan. You only need to bring a pot of water to a boil, and add some essential oils, fruits or your favorite herbs.


Here are some favorite combinations you can try:

1. Orange and cinnamon

2. Lemon and rosemary

3. Lavender and grapefruit


2. Gel jars

Don't pay for expensive (but smelling great) gel jars anymore. You can make it yourself at home quickly and easily, using some unscented gelatin.

First, bring a clean jar and fill it with about 30 drops of your favorite essential oil and some food coloring. Follow the instructions for gelatin - which is usually a mixture of hot water and powder - and once it's ready, pour it into the jar. It should sit overnight to thicken, but the next day it will be ready to make any room smell fresh.


3. DIY oil diffusers

Ever looked at one of those publishers and said, "I can make that," but I don't know how? Get some bamboo skewers, a small vase, and your favorite essential oil. Fill the jar with oil (according to your preference), then fill the rest with baby oil.


4. Baking soda air freshener

This is a great - and absolutely simple - DIY for rooms that need a little extra help to stay fresh. Think a bathroom, mudroom, or basement. Simply fill a jar with half a cup of baking soda and a few drops of the essential oil of your choice. Next, place a piece of paper or cardboard with holes cut out on the jar. The baking soda will absorb any unpleasant odors and the oils will spread throughout the room.


5. Café candles

This idea not only smells great, but it also adds a decorative touch to your room. For the soft coffee aroma that flows through your home, fill a plate with coffee beans. All you need is a small tea candle to gently heat the coffee beans and release the pleasant aroma of coffee. Want to make these for your home ?