Christmas is almost here, and you know you should prepare for it by having some scents for the home ready. You must get your house smelling like Christmas as soon as possible.
Getting your home to smell good is a significant investment. This is because sometimes, all you need to feel right or to feel positive about a place is to get the place to smell good.
Scents can affect the environment of a home and induce high spirits into whoever comes there. After a tiring day, walking into a place that smells good can be just the therapy you need. This is why a lot of us spend money on fragrance and scent candles.
Store-bought fragrances usually contain toxins. Their chemical composition is the reason for this. The use of paraffin as air fresheners in the home contributes to the build-up of toxins in the environment. As a result, creating scents for the home with naturally scented and cheap products is safer.
This post contains seven brilliant ways to create your DIY scents for the home.
1. DIY Gel Air Fresheners
Gel air fresheners help to avoid open flames kind of air fresheners. They are easier to make scents for the home and can go almost unnoticed.
- Heatproof one-pint jar
- Four packs of unflavored gelatin
- Food coloring
- Essential oil
- Clean your jar and set down
- Add a few drops of coloring and about 30 drops of essential oil into the jar
- Boil a cup of water and pour packs of gelatin into it, keep whisking to avoid clumps
- Afterward, add a cup of cold water to the dissolved solution and one tablespoon of salt
- Stir the mixture and pour into the jar; keep stirring
- Allow mixture to stay overnight until set
- Lastly, decorate any way you want to.
2. DIY Deodorizing Spray
Also known as Febreze, this DIY scent for the home freshens up your clothes and home. However, because the store versions are full of chemicals and expensive, homemade ones are your best option. It is also easy to make
- Spray Bottle
- Distilled water
- A tbsp of baking soda
- Drops of preferred essential oil
- In a bowl, mix baking powder and essential oil
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and add distilled water
- Then shake and spray.
3. Pinecones and Oranges Air Fresheners
You get your home smelling so well and refreshing by trying out this DIY scents for the home. It is made only from fruits, and so there is no risk of toxicity.
- 4 cups of water
- Two diced apples
- One sliced orange
- Three cinnamon sticks
- One minced spring rosemary
- Three pine cones
- Combine ingredients in a pot
- Heat on stove over low heat
- Keep adding water if necessary.
Note: You do not have to use all the ingredients mentioned above, but water must be constant in this production.
4. DIY Potpourri Air freshener
Potpourris are as great for newer offices and homes as they were for old ones. They also can be a pretty simple and brilliant way to get your house smelling nice.
- Jar or bowl
- Dried Flowers
- Preferred Essential oil
- Herbs or spice of choice
- Airtight container
- Dry flowers by using twine to bind their stems together to form a bouquet
- Hang it upside down to allow and allow it dry out for two weeks
- After it is dry, put in a container and add a few drops of essential oil
- Close the pot and let flower to absorb oil for about two weeks
- Then, place ingredients in a jar and add extra oil or scents.
5. Reed Diffuser
Reed diffuser fragrances are used as perfumes for the air. They are not made with natural ingredients totally, however.
- Diffuser bottle
- Essential oil of choice
- Reeds or Bamboo skewers
- Fill diffuser with water
- Add a few tablespoons of vodka
- Using a ratio of 12 drops of essential oil to 1/4 cup of water, add essential oil to the mixture
- Mix ingredients
- Place one end of the reed into the mixture
- Allow to soak and reverse to the opposite end
- Allow soaking
- Rotate reeds weekly.
6. Lemon- Basil Spray
Creating your room spray can be comfortable and toxin-free. This natural way of getting it done can prove it to you.
- Five drops of lemon essential oil
- 16 oz spray bottle
- 11/4 cup of water, divided into 1/2 and 3/4
- 1 tbsp of Vodka
- 4 tbsps of dried basil/Basil essential oil
- Coffee filter
- Boil a 1/2 cup of water in a pot
- Add 4 tbsp of dried basil to water and allow to overboil
- Boil the 3/4 cup of water in another pot
- Line funnel with coffee filter and place in a spray bottle
- Pour boiled basil mixture into the tube, allowing the filter to catch particles
- Remove the filter and pour in boiling 3/4 cup of water
- Then, add vodka and essential oil
- Put the cap on the bottle and shake the mixture well.
7. Orange Peel Candles Air Fragrance
Oranges are not only for eating. Their peels can also be used to make pure candles that keep your home smelling sweet. You can achieve this without wasting the fruit too.
- An orange
- Oil, either olive or vegetable
- Cut the orange in half
- Run knife and run it around the edges of the orange, be careful to not remove the white stem in the center of the orange
- Scrape out the inside of the orange peel, being mindful of the stem
- Once inside the peel is clean, fill about 3/4 up with oil
- Allow soaking for about 45 minutes so that the white stem can absorb it, as that is what keeps it burning
- Light the orange after, with your candle lighter, you will need to hold the light for about 2 to 3 minutes
- Let stem cool for a while
- Relight the stem; it may take seconds
- Once you hear a cracking sound, the flame should go off on its own.
It is wise not to expend your budget on expensive fragrances when you can make yours cheaply. It is even smarter because these DIY scents are organic and naturally free of toxins.
Also, you can gift these scents to your loved ones. While saving money, you inscribe yourself on their heart.