5 ways to make your home smell good

1. Make a room spray

Homemade recipes are the best because you have have them ready in moments. So simple to make your own. No artificial fragrances. All low-tox and SOOOOO much better for your mood and the environment.

You will need

  • Glass or aluminium spray bottle

Recipe

  • Teaspoon witch hazel water
  • Fill bottle with cooled boiled water
  • Essential oils (I like to combine Lavender and Lemon)

2. Room diffuser

You will need

  • The jar and reeds can be bought here. But you could use any narrow style jar – like a beaker or narrow glass bottle. Kmart have reeds (in prepacked diffusers) cheap as chips, so you could use their bottle and reeds, just make your own low-tox fragrance.

Recipe

  • Essential oils of your choice.
  • 1/4 cup of a carrier oil. I used doTERRA’s Fractionated Coconut Oil.
  • 1 tablespoon of witch hazel water (will mix the oils together).
  • Turn the reeds around a few times over the week so they absorb the scent. This home-made diffuser works best in small areas like bathrooms.

3. Simmer pot air freshener

There’s nothing worse than waking up to the smell of last nights’ dinner!

You will need

  • Pot
  • Stove top

Recipe

  • 2 small lemons or limes
  • 2-3 sprigs of rosemary
  • Water
  • Combine all items in a medium pot or a small pot. Add water to fill about halfway and let it simmer.
  • Remove from heat, leave to cool and let the mixture’s scent do its work to freshen up your home.

4. Turn on a diffuser

diffuser is an efficient way to maintain a fresh home by removing dangerous pollutants and agitating allergens like dust mites, pollen and pet smells from the air.

You will need

  • Any good brand diffuser will be good. Remember they won’t do your whole house at once so you may need multiple around your home

Recipe

5. Make toilet fizzy bombs

I always make a few fizzy toilet bombs to keep my bathroom smelling fresh. No need to use harmful sprays and chemicals.

You will need

  • Bi-carb soda – a mildly abrasive cleaner and an excellent deodoriser.
  • Citric acid – gives the fizzy effect, and also helps dissolve tough hard water stains.
  • Essential oils – I used lavender, peppermint, and lemon essential oil to help to eliminate germs and bacteria. Smells good too.
  • Ice tray, or silicon mold tray (you can even make shapes!).
  • Jar to store them in

Recipe

  • 1/3 cup bi-carb soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1 teaspoon roughly of water (from a spray bottle)
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 10 drops peppermint
  • 10 drops lemon
  • Mix the bi-carb soda and citric acid together in a small bowl. Next, slowly add the water and essential oils to the mixture. I used a spray bottle to add the water – by misting it in to the mixture. It will fizz a little but that’s ok. You will need to move reasonably quick with the mixing. Press the mixture in to the trays. I left mine to sit overnight.

♥ KC.

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