Here Are Some Eco-Friendly Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing!
Making our homes look and smell wonderful is what we all want. A nice-smelling room lit with dreamy candles is a haven where we want to relax and forget about the worries of the world. Candles are the perfect option when you want to lend your home a romantic out-of-the-world feel.
But that is just the pros. The cons are it is not so great for our health. Candles contain paraffin wax that releases health-harming and chemicals that cause cancer. Also, it is bad for people suffering from respiratory disorders such as asthma. Paraffin is also a petroleum product that emanates damaging by-products that release greenhouse gasses. And these are harmful to the environment. But you can cater to your olfactory senses and keep it environmental-friendly as well. Here’s how!
Homemade Scented Candles
Scented candles are enticing to your senses, and the best part is that you can easily make it at home. All you need to do is, melt wax chips or unscented candles and integrate your favorite essential oils, and spices, extracts. You could also add other aromatic objects to this mixture. You can even pour oil into a glass jar, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and add a wick to the side of the jar with a wire hanger or bent paper clip.
Essential Oil Diffusers
Essential oils are so versatile, and they are beneficial for you too! They make you feel relaxed and can also help treat niggling headaches. And the other upside can make your home smell like a garden. The other benefits?
They come minus the dreaded chemicals that cause so much damage to our health and our environment. If you are a big fan of essential oils, then invest in a diffuser. It is a steamer that mixes oils and water to create a heady, steamy mist. It also lends your room a beautiful and relaxing scent. You can choose a plastic-free diffuser to keep it sustainable.
Make A Simmer Pot
Simmer pots act like a genie who can transform your home into an aromatic one. Don’t throw away your citrus rinds and your fruit cores such as apples and pears. Just put them together, and voila, you have the perfect aromatic pot to add spices and extracts in a pot on the stove and simmer the ingredients. Your house will turn into an aromatic potpourri blending in heady fragrances, almost making it seem like you are cooking dinner with herb and spices.
Another sustainable, easy DIY activity you could try is to make pomanders! The process is easier than you could guess. Just add whole cloves into an orange, and you’re good to go! You can poke holes into the orange with a toothpick and then add the cloves. You can also attempt to make creative designs on the orange. It is your call.
Add Essential Oils In The Air Vents
You can turn on the air conditioning or heating system to your advantage as you put dryer sheets right behind your air vents. The air blowing through it will pick the scent of the dryer sheets and waft it around the house. Add your favorite essential oil into a cotton ball and keep it right behind the vents to lend a fresh citrusy aroma.
Use Reed Diffusers
Reed diffusers are the ‘it’ thing as they lend a beautiful smell minus the dangers of a flame. But many diffusers contain harmful plastics and chemicals, so you have to pick and choose from an array of reed diffusers to find the least harmful one.
So, always pick one that promises non-toxic fragrance oils. You can use the essential oil-dipped cotton balls here as well. And place it all over the house in strategic places, cabinets, cushions, and more. If you have small children or pets around your house, ensure you keep them away from them. Hiding it in out-of-reach places will do the trick for you.
There you are, you can change your home into a sweet-smelling haven by trying out these easy tricks—also, all this minus any harmful chemicals. Just ensure to bring out the DIY queen or king inside you and get set go! Let us know how you make your home smelling fresh and sweet all the time?
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