5 simple, natural and effective tips to get your house smelling lovely

People often say that me and my house have a certain smell – I assume they mean a good one! Seriously though, they do, they say it smells fresh and clean and earthy! I’ll have to take their word for it because I can’t smell it myself – but that happens with scent doesn’t it, we get so used to it that we no longer notice it?

I’m going to give you some clever ideas, aside from the obvious ‘flowers on the coffee table’, to ramp up the scent in your home, the natural way!!

Tips To Scent Your Home Naturally

〉Add a few drops of essential oils to your fabric softener

Hopefully it’s this homemade version, made from vinegar and salt! I use eucalyptus and lemon mostly, and whenever the rinse cycle starts, everyone knows about it (even if this natural scent doesn’t last on your washed clothes).

〉Add essential oils to an old sock

When drying clothes in a clothes dryer, add a few drops of essential oils to an old sock (or any sock really). It really transports a beautiful (natural) scent through your home.

〉Use Banksia pods

Get a Banksia Pod and place one in each room you want a soft, gentle aroma. I get mine from here. You simply drop oils into the little hole on top and let them do their thing. They’re also super cute, don’t you think? Or, another idea is to grab a cinnamon stick, and drop some essential oils onto it. Cinnamon is the obvious choice here, but orange is also lovely. Then, hide these sticks on bookshelves and window tracks, in drawers and wardrobes, topping up as you feel like it.

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〉Get a Simmering Scent Pot going

Simply fill a large saucepan with 1 litre of water and things like apples, oranges, limes and lemons (quartered), cinnamon quills, star anise, cloves and vanilla bean pods, then simmer on a stove, topping up with water as required. It smells DIVINE (trust me!!). And it is a good way to use up any extra, or old fruit you may have lying around!

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〉Make up a bottle of room spray

You have a few choices here: fill a little spray bottle with rosewater and spray away (no need for essential oils); or you could add 2 tbsp water, 2 tsp alcohol (the highest proof you have, the better) and 40 drops of essential oils of choice, to a small 50ml spray bottle, then shake well (before every use) and spray as required.

What do you think? Simple and achievable?

Just because you’ve made the decision to ditch the toxins, doesn’t mean you can’t smell delightful! Gone are the days where we rely on nasty fake fragrances squirting out of automatic plug-in systems to ‘freshen’ the air. Yay!

Krissy Ballinger

author and passionate advocate for natural living and wellness

Krissy Ballinger is an accomplished author and passionate advocate for natural living and wellness. Her mission is to gently guide individuals towards holistic wellbeing by providing a wealth of resources and services, ranging from natural living guidance and DIY recipes, to healing therapies that nurture the mind, body, spirit and space. She envisions a world where conscious choices are made that honour the self, humanity and the environment.

With her roots in education and health promotion, Krissy continually expands her expertise. Recently, she obtained certifications in Zone Healing Technique and NeurOptimal Neurofeedback (brain training), qualified as a Reiki Healer, and completed an Undergraduate Certificate in Lifestyle Coaching from Endeavour College of Natural Health.

Krissy dedicates her time to managing her wellness room, offering services in Zone and Reiki Healing, Neurofeedback brain training, and Chemical Awareness Consulting. Additionally, she educates individuals about common and avoidable toxins through her various social platforms. Krissy’s books have collectively sold over 100,000 copies, including the award-winning Naturally Inspired – Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning, as well as Make & Play – Natural DIY Recipes for Kids, and The Lifestyle Edit.

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