Has all the time at homemade you re-think how your house smells? Give your rooms a refresh with these simple homemade recipes. After all, the right scent can instantly make a room feel more inviting.
Thinking there are a massive number of store-bought products which achieve the same thing? You’re right. There are. But the vast majority of these items are made from harsh chemicals that you might not want to introduce to your home. Alternatively, this collection of natural ingredients is made with a handful of household ingredients, essential oils, and herbs that can help eliminate odors and provide refreshing aromas.
Do-it-Yourself Reed Diffuser
Using baby oil and your favorite essential oil, you can DIY your own reed diffuser quickly and easily. Simply add baby oil and a few drops of the essential oil of your choice to a small vessel. Place a rattan diffuser stick in the vessel and gently stir the mixture. Place the vessel with the diffuser still inserted on a countertop and it will start to work its magic.
Freshen up everything from towels and bedding to clothes and fabric furniture. Combine 1 TBS vodka and 35 – 40 drops of essential oil into a spray bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water. Attach spray bottle lid. Shake well to mix and spray desired linens.
And, don’t feel relegated to one essential oil. You can mix and match scents to create your own unique aroma. Lemon and basil is a classic combination that we tend to use. You might also try lavender or pine.
Does it seem like smells linger in your carpet? You’re not alone. Those fibers have a way of hanging onto dirt, grime, and remnants from last night’s movie snacks. Eliminate these odors by mixing 1 cup baking soda and ½ cup corn starch in a medium bowl. Add 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (we often go with lemon). Stir to combine thoroughly. Using a funnel, pour the powdered mixture into a mason jar. Place the lid on top of the car and poke small holes in the lid using a hammer. Sprinkle ingredients over your carpet, allowing them to sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Then vacuum the ingredients up.