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Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Spring

Posted on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 10:04 am
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We've come up with some natural, frugal ways to freshen your home and have it smelling like Spring in no time!Spring is here and it’s time to feel refreshed. Spring makes us want to open our windows, and bring all the fresh scents of Spring into the house. Nothing smells better than a fresh rain or Spring flowers. Sometimes however, it’s still a bit too chilly still to be able to have all the doors and windows open. Skip the artificial sprays or scents that plug into your wall. We’ve come up with some natural, frugal ways to freshen your home and have it smelling like Spring in no time!

Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Spring

Natural Room Scents – You can create wonderful smelling rooms using natural scents such as citrus, herbs, pine, cedar, extracts or spices. Mixing the scents with water in a simmering pot spreads the most amazing smells throughout your home. See  The Yummy Life has some great recipes.


Olive Oil Candles with Essential Oil ScentsFollow these instructions, by Little House Living, for making creative Olive Oil Candles. Add your favorite essential oils to the olive oil and your house will smell amazing in no time!


Homemade Reed Diffuser Air Fresheners – Another easy homemade room freshener you can make are Reed Diffuser. These are just little jars of scented oil with reeds coming out the top of them to dispense the scent. Natures Nurture Blog explains how to make one. Finish your reed diffuser off with your favorite essential oil scent and let the wonderful scent fill your home.


Make an Herbal Wreath – Believe it or not, making a wreath is not as complicated as you may think. If you’re lucky enough to have an abundance of any herbs in your garden than this is the perfect idea for you. All you need is a grapevine wreath, wire and the herbs of your choice. See Keeper of the Home to learn how to put your Herbal Wreath together.


Homemade Essential Oil Gel Air Fresheners – Make these allergy safe, great smelling, and toxin-free gel air fresheners right at home using items you likely already have on hand. Simply mix together gelatin, water, a bit of vodka, and essential oils and make beautiful air fresheners to put in any room of your home. See Tasty Kitchen for the recipes!


Make Your Own Potpourri – Making your own potpourri at home is simple and best of all, it will be made it all natural ingredients! Simply choose your favorite natural spices and fruits. Sliced the fruits thin and then bake them in a 250 degree oven for about an hour and half. Once they are dried, mix them with the spices and you’ll have a lovely smelling jar of potpourri without any artificial perfumes. See for a great recipe!


Do you have any other natural ways that you love to freshen your home? Tell us about them!


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