Naturally, there are smells you want in your home, like the smell of a fresh slice of homemade apple pie. But there are also people we don’t want in our homes, strong perfumes, the stench of garbage and a lot more.
For those people, we have no choice but to ask them to leave. The same is true for bad smells that stick around. For truly stubborn, unpleasant scents, use a natural air freshener to finally get rid of the offending odour.
Here are some ways you can alleviate those strong smells and replace them with sweet-smelling fragrances.
1) Essential Oils
Essential oils are aromatic liquids distilled from plants. They are used in perfumes, soaps and like natural components in lotions and shampoos. These oils are also used therapeutically to help treat common ailments, such as seasonal allergies, constipation and asthma.
These oils are potent, so dilute them with water before diffusing them in your air freshener or spray bottle. This allows you to smell your favourite scent without overwhelming your senses.
2) Citrus-Scented Sprays
Citrus is a great smell for your home. These are natural smells that are much healthier for your home and body than artificial fragrances. As an added bonus, citrus smells are very effective in pulling out odours that have settled into your home.
These smells are especially beneficial to use if you have pets, as they are an immediate deterrent for them from doing their business in your home.
You may have thought that coffee was mainly used as a delicious drink or a tasty treat, but now you can make sure your home always smells delightful.
You can make a coffee-infused spray or a simple coffee pot air freshener by letting the coffee grounds sit in the pot overnight. This will give your home a delicious smell that is actually better for your body than the smell of an artificial or chemical-based spray.
4) Pomander Balls
A pomander is an old-fashioned essential oil-infused scented sachet that is often used to freshen up drawers or closets. You can make your own by filling small, sealed sachets with cloves or cinnamon.
Make sure that you use a natural string to close it so that you don’t have any metal touching the oils. Store the pomander balls in your drawers to keep your clothes smelling fresh and keep the odour of older clothes away.
5) Natural Candles
Candles come in all shapes, sizes, smells and colours. While the scents and colours are fun, it is important to remember that the candles you choose go beyond aesthetic.
The candles you choose should be crafted in such a way that they are safe to be burned in your home. The container and wick should be composed of natural materials, so you are not going to have to breathe in any harmful toxins.
While it is important to have a candle in every room, candles are especially great for bathrooms, as they are a natural way to mask odours and provide moisture to your skin.
Natural air fresheners are really the best way to go when it comes to scents. While some are more inventive than others, you are assured that the scents used are going to be healthy for you and the entire household.
Get control over the scent of your space with help from Scent Australia Home. We have everything from room sprays to diffuser oils to help your room smell sweet and fresh. Visit our online store today to see for yourself.