A fresh-smelling home is a priority for many people, and spending home fragrances is at an all-time high. Recent data shows the home fragrance market was at about $23 billion in 2019, and it is projected to reach S27.63 billion in 2027. While using conventional air fresheners can make your home smell like a field of flowers, constantly using products with a lot of chemicals can have a negative effect on your health. Instead of using air fresheners that come in an aerosol can, consider natural ways to scent your home. Not only will your house smell amazing, but you’ll also have a healthier home environment. Here’s how to do it.
Purify your indoor air
Indoor air pollution has become a huge concern, and studies have shown that common air pollutants such as particles from fuel-burning appliances, tobacco products, and chemicals such as air fresheners can cause heart disease, respiratory diseases, and even cancer. To clean up your indoor air and make it smell fresh, get rid of bad odors and microparticles by using an air purifier with a true HEPA filter. Air purifiers are known to be good for filtering smoke out of the air, so turn it on after smoking, after deep cleaning your home, or playing with a pet to get rid of indoor air pollutants. You can also use a bamboo charcoal air purifier bag, which can remove odors and toxins in the air.
Make an aromatic simmer pot
Using candles and essential oils can make your home smell wonderful, but did you know that you can use some ingredients in your fridge and pantry to scent your living spaces? To get rid of musty smells, consider making an aromatic simmer pot. In a saucepan filled partway with water, add lemon peel, orange peel, cloves and cinnamon sticks, and simmer on low heat. The scent will waft from your kitchen and fill your home with an amazing fragrance. You can also use other ingredients such as vanilla extract, lavender, rosemary, or other herbs – experiment by combining different ingredients to create your own signature home fragrance.
Create a DIY linen spray
Spraying curtains, beddings, and fabric-covered furniture with linen spray can make your home smell good for hours. Instead of using a conventional linen spray, try making your own by pouring one and half tablespoons of vodka and 45 drops of essential oil such as peppermint, lavender or vanilla in a spray bottle. Add water to fill the bottle, shake, then spray the mixture onto fabrics.
Eliminate bad odors from your home the natural way. Consider these techniques to scent your home and create a pleasant and healthy indoor environment for you and your family.