Easy and natural ways to scent your home making it refreshing and relaxing
Whether it’s fall, winter, or any other time of the year, who doesn’t love the cozy touch that a sweet and refreshing scent gives to a home! Perhaps you are like me and do not like the strong chemical scent of store bought scented candles, wax melts, and air fresheners. Maybe you are looking into making your own scented items and want to use natural ingredients.
Either way, I’ve got you covered with these natural ways to scent your home. They are super simple and you won’t need a lot of experience to do any of them.
Are you ready to make your home smell wonderful?
It’s as easy as melting beeswax in the microwave or in a double boiler, adding some essential oils, and pouring it into a jar with a wick to cool.
I have a super simple DIY beeswax candle recipe. You will love the beautiful color of the beeswax and enjoy having natural candles that you made yourself in no time!
Want to make your own wax melts, but don’t know where to start? Similar to the beeswax candle recipe, you can melt the beeswax and add your essential oils and then transfer it to some cute molds to cool.
Or…if you are a busy mom who doesn’t have time for extra steps, skip the whole process and follow this idea here!
Essential Oils in Diffuser
This is probably a given, but it is worth mentioning from a different angle.
Some people really like using a diffuser together with lighting rolled beeswax candles. With this combination, you get the cozy aesthetic of natural candles and can switch out your scents without having to make new candles or wait for them to burn out.
Essential Oils in Hand Soap
I have fallen in love with having bursts of scents instead of having a consistent scent around my home. I get accustomed to it and then don’t smell it, but if I scent things like my homemade hand soap, then I get whiffs every once in a while and don’t get accustomed to the scent.
I find it more refreshing this way, and as a mom of babies in diapers, I wash my hands a lot so this works really well for me.
Essential Oils on Cotton Balls
Another way to scent your home naturally is to put a few drops of essential oils on cotton balls and hide them around your house where you can’t see them. It’s easy to switch out scents and also have a nice scent lingering without having to think about turning something on.
Essential Oils on Cloth/Wooden Decor
I recently walked into Sprouts, which is a health food store, and they had scented pine cones for sale. What a wonderful idea! This is perfect for fall, but for year round, you could also scent a decor item that is made out of cloth or wood, really anything that will absorb the oils.
Essential Oils in Dishwater
If you hand wash your dishes, then spruce up the task by dropping some lemon essential oil drops into your wash or rinse water. It is quite delightful!
Essential Oils in Bath Soap
If you are curious about making your own bath soap, an easy way to do this is with melt and pour soap bases. All the hard work of mixing the lye and curing has already taken place. All you need to do is melt the base and add whatever scents you want. Let it cool for three or four hours and it is ready to use.
So simple and another easy way to scent your home.
I love making cinnamon potpourri! All you need is some cinnamon sticks and some water in a pot. Put it over a small flame and enjoy some spice for a couple of hours.
There are a lot of other good potpourri recipes out there, too.
Have you ever walked into the kitchen while someone was baking cookies? It permeates the house and there is nothing like the sweet smell of something baking in the oven!
This is a great way to scent your home especially during baking season.
Like baking, cooking especially from scratch with aromatice like onions and garlic, you can easily scent your home while making dinner.
Sometimes I walk into our bedroom which is far away from the kitchen and even though it has been hours since I finished cooking, I can still smell the delicious scent of sauteed onions and garlic. It is so delightful!
DIY Mop Solution
If you have hard flooring, a DIY mop solution is a great way to naturally scent your home! I like to add lavender oil to mine because it helps repel bugs keeping them outside where they belong.
If you have carpet, you could also make your own carpet powder very easily, too.
DIY All Purpose Cleaner
Making your own all purpose spray is an easy way to scent your home with whatever scents you like. You can easily make small batches, too, if you get bored of scents easily and want to switch them out often.
To use it, just spritz your dusting rag with a little bit or use it to wipe down counter tops in the kitchen. This helps make mundane tasks a little more delightful.
It is fairly easy to scent your home naturally with these thirteen ways. The nice thing is that you don’t have to have a lot of experience or need a lot of equipment to do it, either.
If you have any other ways that you like to scent your home naturally, leave them in the comments below! I am always game for trying something new!
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