Baking a dozen cookies makes your home smell amazing but you don’t want to do that every day to get that sweet scent to fill your home. And the winter weather hinders you from throwing your doors and windows open to let the outdoor smells in. Consider trying these easy DIY options that fill your home with a fresh and clean scent.
Turn your bath into a spa with Eucalyptus
Try hanging a few sprigs of eucalyptus in the corner of your shower for an authentic spa smell. The steam from your shower will release the scent from the branches and fill the room with its relaxing scent.
Craft an Orange Clove Pomander
If you want your home to smell like a bakery mixed with the holidays, give this natural air freshener a try. Pierce the skin of an orange in several places and stud with cloves. As the fruit dries, it releases a sweet and spiced scent. For more intricate ways to make this, check out the directions here.
Citrus Diffuser for the Sink
There is a funky smell coming from the garbage disposal…again. But if you have any citrus around, you also have a natural diffuser on hand. Run some orange, lemon or lime peels through the disposal. The citrus smell will circulate through your sink to make it smell fresh and clean.
Regular Filter Changes
Changing out your filters regularly allows your system a refresh. Odor-causing build-up is created in your air filters over time and not changing them regularly can fill your home with a funky smell. Once changed, your filter can do a great job of catching more air contaminants and your home will smell great again.
If you do not feel like your home is refreshing fully, you can always hire a professional to check out your ventilation system. Having your air ducts cleaned and system tuned-up will make sure your system is in good shape to circulate clean air. If you would like to know more about general maintenance, contact a local HVAC company like H. A. Sun.