Your guests are coming in, you wonder how to make your stuffy space with stale air conditioner scent to a welcoming pleasant aroma again? We have chosen 8 tips for you!
Tip 1: Make a stove simmer
Simmer water in a small saucepan and add in fresh ingredients like freshly squeezed lemons, rosemary and a touch of vanilla. The heat will permeates the sweet scent throughout your house and your space will be filled with the smells of summer! You can always customize the aroma based on your mood of the day! During the Christmas season, you can even add in cinnamon and vanilla and create a gingerbread aroma in your space! Feel free to get creative with the scents.
Tip 2: Light a Beeswax Candle
Beeswax candles give off a light honey scent, and they come with a purifying effect on the air in your house. They also give off negative ions when burned, which neutralizes bad ions like dust and airborne toxins. While adding good aroma to your space, you’re actually cleaning the air whenever you burn these lovely candles.
Tip 3: Open your windows
There's no better air than fresh air! Direct sunlight can helps to kill mold and other odour-causing bacteria. Contrary to popular belief, outdoor air can be less toxic than indoor air, where things like lead dust, radon, and other toxins can build up. Open your window once a day for at least five minutes.
Tip 4: Create your favourite potpourri
Potpourri is a mixture of dried flower petals, leaves, and spices that fill your room with a long-lasting aroma. You can buy potpourri at any aromatherapy store. Alternatively, you can always make your own: just mix, cinnamon sticks, and cloves into a small dish, and place the dish in your room. Add a couple drops of your favourite scented essential oil and breathe deeply.
Tip 5: Cotton Wool Ball
Replace the synthetic air-fresheners with the refreshing natural aroma of Pine, Fir, Lemon or Grapefruit essential oils. Simply place a few drops onto cotton-wool balls and position them discreetly around the bathroom for maximum effect. If you have any dried flower arrangements you could place the drops of essential oil on them as well!
Tip 6: Mop your floor
Eucalyptus and Lemongrass are good essential oils to alleviate the bad odour! Fill a bucket with half a tub of warm water, add in the essential oils of your choice. And use this water as the natural essence to clean your floor. Eucalyptus and Lemongrass essential oils are great for dispersing unwanted odours, warding off insects and killing the bacteria. Simply mop around the areas where odours are the strongest!
Tip 7: Make your own room spray
Scent up your natural room spray! Make your own natural room spray as commercial air fresheners can contain a high amount of harmful chemicals, a simple mix of essential oils and water is a great alternative. Simply combine 60 ml of distilled water and 10-15 drops of your favourite essential oil in an empty spray bottle. You can always choose to use lavender essential oil for your room as it is known for its calming properties, while citrus scents like lemon and grapefruit can be very refreshing. You can also add 4 g of baking soda to the mix: this will makes a great deodorizing spray for furniture. Simple, easy and highly effective.
Tip 8: Baking Soda Magic
Baking soda is one of the top used cleaning agents and for good reason. This powerful powder works to effectively absorb and trap odours. You can consider these fast tricks to get rid of unbearable odours!
Baking Soda Magic Trick 1: Pour some into bowls and place them around house to absorb odours.
Baking Soda Magic Trick 2: Pour some in a sachet and place it in your sock drawer, closet or anywhere that needs deodorizing.
Baking Soda Magic Trick 3: Sprinkle it on your carpet and leave it for 10-15 minutes then vacuum it up. This will draw dirt out and remove odours.
Baking Soda Magic Trick 4: Combine equal parts dried lavender buds and baking soda into a small jar, then shake well. Add 24 drops total of lavender-scented essential oil, shaking after every 3 drops. Place the jar in any room and enjoy the heavenly smell that ensues.
Get creative with simple, natural and inexpensive ways to make your space smell heavenly in 10 minutes! Be sure to choose essential oils that you really like.