Go to any website on dating or attracting people and you will invariably find one common denominator: good smell. The reason is simple: you are what you smell like. If you smell good, it is ostensibly a reflection of you. On the other hand, if you do not smell good, then it does not reflect very favorably on you as a person. Now, this logic can be extended to houses as well. A good scent is a good scent after all! Remember, a house that smells good is one that people want to be in, and it is perfectly alright if your house is not quite there yet. You will never wonder how to make your home smell like a spa after reading this article. Let us get started without further ado.
Before we get into each one of the 10, here is a quick glance at them all:
1. Take Dryer Sheets And Place Them Behind Vents
Alright, so something really simple to get us started. All you need to do is grab some dryer sheets and place them behind vents that are responsible for pumping air into your rooms. The fresh-laundry aroma will leave you spellbound.
2. Get Creative With Oranges And Cloves
Take an orange and about 4 to 5 cloves. Press the cloves gently but firmly into the skin of the orange. Hang this in your kitchen (or whichever room you wish to) with a piece of cloth. Oranges combined with cloves when combined give off a unique aroma that your nose will absolutely love.
3. Cotton Balls Are Your Friend – Make Good Use Of Them!
Buy a bunch of cotton balls and add a few drops of whichever essential oils smell you find most appealing to them. Once this is done, place them strategically. For example, you could consider placing them in drawers, between cushions, etc. This will help spread the aromas throughout your house.
4. Baking Soda Spray For Your Furniture
Get your furniture to smell great using this simple trick. All you need to do is mix 2 to 3 cups of slightly warm water with about half a cup of liquid fabric softener. To this add 3/4th teaspoon of baking soda and voila! Spray this on your furniture to keep them smelling fresh.
5. Use Oats To Make Your Fridge Smell Better
Oats does not just make for a healthy and nutritious breakfast. It will also help you fight fridge stink. Take a bowl of unflavoured oats and put it in the fridge. Oats have an absorbent nature which will absorb the smell. Ensure you throw it away once it is done! The last thing you want to do is to eat stinky oats for breakfast or serve someone stinky oats for breakfast. Urgh!
6. Place Eucalyptus Leaves In A Vase
Take a few fresh eucalyptus leaves and place them in a vase. Your room will smell heavenly, we can guarantee you that.
7. Hang Tea Bags In Your Bathroom
This is a great and innovative way to remove those stubborn smells in your bathroom. Simply take a few tea bags and hang them on the back of your bathroom door.
Tea bags absorb smells, therefore doing this will leave your bathroom devoid of unpleasant odors. Additionally, you could also put tea bags in your shoes for the same effect. A couple of drops of essential oils to refresh your tea bag when the aroma starts to fade a tad is also not a bad idea.
8. Your Stove top Is One Of The Most Effective Weapons Against Bad Odor
There are few things which are as effective at infusing your home with some great odor as cooking something that smells great on your stove top. Use your experience and intuition to help you here. Vanilla essence and almond extract are two good examples of what you could use.
9. Rub Aromatic Herbs On Cool Light Bulbs
We only discovered this little trick recently. Rubbing herbs on cool light bulbs will enhance that natural aroma when turned on.
10. Lavender Lemon Candles
Lavender and lemon are like Batman and Robin in terms of effectiveness. When combined, they make one of the most fragrant candles you will ever see. You could place one or even a couple in each room of your house.
And if you would like to take your home to the next level, here are some tips and tricks to consider.
There you have it, that is how to make your home smell like a spa! You don’t always need expensive items or complicated mixtures to make your house smell good. In fact, the simpler methods such as the ones outlined in this article could produce even better results.
What are you waiting for?! Go ahead and try out these methods. Let us know how they worked for you. Chances are that you will see an immediate influx of people visiting your house!