I love a clean home that smells as good as it looks!
Admittedly, I don’t personally achieve this, but it doesn’t change my love for good smells. So, when I can’t conquer the clutter, I can at least try to get good scents to enjoy.
Essential oils come in very handy for making your space smell delicious!
Today, I am very happy to introduce our contributing author, Victoria Naylor, on how to use essential oils to get your home smelling fresh and inviting!
Victoria is from London, runs a small cleaning company and has a passion for writing. In her spare time, she likes writing short articles and tips about cleaning.
Uses of essential oils for a fresh smelling home…
We are all fans of nice smells and fragrances. Has it happened to you while walking down the street and you pass a stranger that smells so good that you even turn your head around?
And then the scent does not leave your nose for the rest of the day?
Don’t you just love it when that happens? I know I do.
We all want our homes to smell nice, not just for the guests we have over, but for ourselves and our families. And it is especially important to people who have pets to maintain their homes fresh and nice smelling so that their homes do not reek of their dog or cat, or any other pet you could have.
I am going to give you some simple and easy tricks you can do to make your entire home smell fresh and lovely.
We all know that scents and aromas can trigger different emotions and moods in people. This article will give you some examples of how you can make your home smell amazing. The best part is that you can make it smell amazing any time you want without buying expensive air fresheners that release chemicals and artificial smells in your home.
This article will tell you about the use of the well-known essential oils.
The simplest thing you can do is spray air fresheners in your home, and the only things you are going to need in order to make them yourself are – water and essential oils. All you have to do is fill a spray bottle with water and add essential oils. You can use only one scent, or mix a few and create your own personal and unique scent, if you want.
You only need a few drops of each essential oil to add to the water, and there you have it! A spray air freshener for your home. You can even make different scented ones for each room.
Here is a tip: You can add some baking soda to the bottle as well, and you can use this spray to deodorise and refresh your soft furniture. The baking soda will get rid of the bad smell and the essential oils will give them a nice one.
Basically essential oils are magic little potions that can turn your home into a heaven of fresh and pleasing smells. You can use them to make any kind of air freshener that can be found in stores – spray, diffuser, candle, etc. Only this way it is cheaper, natural and has a better smell.
You can also make yourself a diffuser, put one in every room and give them different scents, depending on the mood you want to be related to that room. For example, lavender can be in the bathroom; something citrus or cinnamon, or whatever you enjoy, something fresh, can be in the kitchen; and something soothing and relaxing in the bedroom.
For an essential oils diffuser, TenancyClean SW17 suggests you are going to need a diffuser base or oil, bamboo skewers and a jar, or a vase, and the essential oils. Mix the diffuser base/oil with a few drops of the essential oil of your choice in the vase, and add the bamboo or reed skewers – the more you add, the stronger the smell.
You can put one of these in each room.
If you detect a nasty smell coming from your carpets or rugs, you can sprinkle some baking soda and essential oils on them. It will do the same – get rid of the bad smell and make them smell great.
You can also use essential oils to mix into your cleaning products. Then, every time you clean something – windows, floors, furniture, etc. – you will be contributing to your home’s fresh scent.
And, of course, you can make yourself a lot of different kinds of air fresheners with essential oils, or add them into your everyday routine and make sure your home always has a nice smell. Just try dropping a few drops on your carpets, or on your curtains, on your pet’s bed, etc.
Make wise choices with your scents.
Many thanks to Victoria for contributing to Starrhealthyself today!
We love our essential oils here, and we’re always looking for helpful hints to use around the house!
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