Have you ever smelt something that immediately took you back to a specific place or memory? Science has proven that certain scents can trigger the recall of particular memories. However, the power of smell is not limited to recall and can affect your mood and emotions as well.
That is why having a pleasant smelling home is so important. Just the environment of your house can make you or your house guests instantly happier!
Vanilla Scented Candles and Coffee Beans
The only thing better than the taste of freshly brewed coffee is the aroma that it permeates. Imagine the scent of a French Vanilla latte permanently flowing through your house! All you need to do is place a vanilla-scented candle in a bowl of coffee beans, and voila!
Onion and Baking Soda
Sometimes in order for your house to smell amazing, you need to eliminate the lingering paint odours first! Lucky for you, this hack removes even the most pungent fumes from any room. Slice a large onion in half, coat it in baking soda and place it in a small bowl.
Essential Oil and Rice
From the floral tones of lavender to the citrus scent of lemongrass, this homemade diffuser is an affordable way to diffuse essential oils. Best of all, it's the perfect quick fix in case some unexpected guests stop by! In a small bowl, mix ½ cup of uncooked jasmine rice with 15-20 drops of your favourite essential oil. Place the bowl in any corner of the room and let it work its magic!
Avoid toxic chemicals from store-bought air fresheners, and instead opt for a more natural alternative! The Lemon-Rosemary potpourri is a classic and releases a fresh and clean scent. It requires one sliced lemon, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, two sprigs of rosemary and water. Making stovetop potpourri is simple and requires you to combine the scent ingredients with some water in a saucepan. Bring the uncovered saucepan to a simmer over low heat, refilling the water as it evaporates. The best part is that you can also use discarded ingredients such as fruit peels, making it a more affordable option than essential oils!
Flowers can add a lovely scent to your home whilst adding a pop of colour too! However, flower bouquets can be expensive and aren’t long lasting. That is why you should opt for a jasmine flowering plant instead. Whether you choose to plant these aromatic flowers inside or outside, it is guaranteed to make your house smell heavenly!
The smell is one of the first things people (and yourself) notice when entering a home. So, use one of these simple hacks to ensure your house has a pleasant fragrance.