8 Hacks To Make Your Kitchen/Home Smell Nice
If you’ve got kids, pets or a trashcan chances are your home may have witnessed a few stinky episodes. We all love to be surrounded by the scent of freshness and consequently, we spend a ton of money on chemical-laden, artificial air fresheners that may not be so healthy for us.
We love or families and our friends and we want them to come visit! Chances are, they will suddenly be too busy to come by for a game or dinner if they are assaulted by stinky carpets and fishy garbage odors every time they pop in. To get rid of those odors in time for their next visit, here are 8 simple healthy hacks to make your home smell nice for a lot less.
Simmer Cinnamon Sticks
To get your house feeling cozy and warm while smelling like a winter wonderland, simmer 2-3 cinnamon sticks on the stove with half a pan of water for 4-6 hours. For an added touch, throw in a few mint leaves or citrus peels.
Shop cinnamon sticks here.
Heat Up Some Vanilla Extract
Source: Life Hacker
To get rid of damp, or fishy odors, place 2 caps of vanilla extract in an oven-safe dish or mug and heat for 1 hour at 300F… in about 20 minutes the “ewww” will be replaced with “ahhh” as the sweet aroma of vanilla begins to spread throughout the house. Pro tip: don’t feel limited by vanilla- other essential oils, like lavender, lemon or rosemary, also work wonders.
Shop for organic vanilla extract here.
Make Your Home Feel Alive By Grinding Coffee
Grinding your own coffee beans at home not only makes your cuppa joe taste better, but it helps freshen up and deodorize your kitchen, leaving it smelling like a million bucks for next to nothing. And you’ve got a fresh cup of coffee. Win!
Shop your coffee beans here.
DIY Natural Flowers and Herbs Scented Sachets
Source: Everything Etsy
For the DIYers (or even the DIY impaired) a flower or lavender scented sachet not only makes your house smell ah-mazing, it also uses up fabric scraps and looks super cute. And when all your friends get crazy jealous of your lavender scented home, show them how easy these cute little sachets are to make. They really are so easy, anyone can do it.
If you don’t own a garden, not to worry, here’s a convenient herbal sampler you can try.
Place Dryer Sheets on The Vents
Make your home smell like spring with this easy 2-minute trick using things you already have on hand!
Get nicely scented dryer sheets here.
Deodorize Your Carpets With Baking Soda
Carpets have long been the haven of bad odor and sanctuaries of stink, thanks to pets and spilled foods. With baking soda, you no longer have to worry about unpleasant smells. Is there anything baking soda can’t do?
Shop baking soda here.
The Vodka and Essential Oil Combo
Finally something cheap vodka is actually good for! Skip the hangover and use it to make your own home air freshener by blending it with essential oils. Try mixing and matching different blends to match the different seasons.
If you need help with choosing the right essential oils, here’s a pack of 8, you can experiment with.
DIY Reed Diffuser
Why not skip store – bought diffuser oils (and the preservatives, chemicals and excessive packing they often come with) and make your own? All it takes is about 5 mins of your time and you get to create your own personalized signature scent. Grab a bottle, a lightweight carrier oil, essential oils of your choice and good old diffuser sticks and start the countdown to a fantastic smelling home!
Which of these ideas have you tried out? Let me know by leaving a comment below.