I love rooms that smell warm and inviting. And natural scents always make a space feel cozy without being overwhelming in the way that store-bought candles or air fresheners tend to be. If you have friends and family coming over tomorrow why not put a simmering home humidifier on the stove and enjoy the smell all day while you cook? We understand if you’re multitasking your cooking and there’s no room on the stove – here are a few more simple ways to make your house smell amazing, naturally!
1. Make your own scented candles
The scent of vanilla and coffee beans together instantly warms up the house in these French vanilla candles. It’s like waking up to coffee AND baked goods at the same time! The candles look great in just about any container, so feel free to experiment with different glasses or jars that best fit your aesthetic.
2. Use multiple scented candles to combine scents
Don’t feel like you only have to use a single candle in a room! Layering scents together, like using french vanilla with these cinnamon pumpkin candles, creates a nice aroma. We are big fans of the festive fall look of these pumpkins but you can switch it up with citrus peels once winter starts settling in.
3. Make an herb + spice fire starter
You need very few supplies for these scented herb firestarters. The packets make great hostess gifts, but you can also just place herbs, dried citrus or other aromatic greenery on the fire as it burns if you’d rather not spend any time planning.
4. Make a scented home humidifier
With the heat on all the time you definitely need some humid air in the house. A stovetop simmer like this grapefruit and cinnamon combination is so easy and it smells amazing. Have fun experimenting with different scents!
5. Make a reed diffuser
Turn your favorite essential oils into a DIY reed diffuser, probably the easiest way to diffuse natural fragrance! Plus it also looks nice on the coffee table.
6. Make your own linen spray
Spritz the linens in the guest bedroom with an anti-stress pillow mist that combines lavender and chamomile. It’s subtle, but it works like a charm!
7. Make your own potpourri
Collect dried materials, aromatic spices and essential oils for homemade potpourri. Put the natural elements into a bowl and add a few drops of essential oil on top. Try a spicy mixture (think cinnamon sticks, star anise and cloves) or a citrus combination (use whole and dried elements with orange essential oil). My favorite right now is a red and green mixture of cranberries, fragrant evergreens, and dried eucalyptus.
8. Make a room spray
Bergamot brightening blend, sunny lavender or uplifting chamomile – these are all great options for natural room sprays that will put you in a good mood, in addition to making your home smell nice and fresh!
9. Make your own gel air freshener
We’re not usually into gel air fresheners – unless they’re homemade! They’re a great alternative to candles, if you’re worried about open fire around kids or pets. And with essential oils, you can be sure you can customize the scent as you wish!
What’s your favorite way to scent a room?84