Nine Natural Ways To Freshen Your Home

Who doesn’t love walking into a room that smells amazing?
A fresh scent says “welcome” and can actually make your whole house feel cleaner.
Ditch the chemicals and use a natural air freshener to freshen your home. Here are some simple natural alternatives that will make your home smell amazing.

Open The Windows
It may sound simple, but it’s one of the quickest, easiest ways to freshen your home. If it’s a nice day, open the windows! Fresh air helps circulate and improve indoor air quality.

Colder days may warrant opening a window just briefly, but there are still advantages in doing so

DIY Pomander Balls
The all-natural air freshener is easy to make by piercing oranges with cloves. It’s an old fashioned remedy to get rid of bad smells, as well as pests, but one that still works well. Hang one up in the closet, use as a garland, or make as gifts, you’ll be glad you did. Here’s how to make your own Orange Pomander Balls.

Oranges decorated with cloves will make your home smell amazing for the holidays

Wake Up to Coffee
Whether you grind it, brew it or even bake it, coffee beans are a great way to start the day. Try setting out a jar or bowls with fresh ground coffee. They also work well in the bottom of your garbage bag to offset trash odours.

A bowl of coffee beans or grounds in your fridge, or on your counter, will help absorb odours naturally

We know that indoor plants brighten up a room, improve your mood, but did you know that many help purify the air in your home? Certain houseplants can help purify the air and add a natural, fresh scent to your home. Some good options include Philodendrons, Spider Plant, Peace Lily, Aloe Vera, Chrysanthemums and Bamboo. Make sure you get low-maintenance plants that are safe for your pets.

Enjoy the benefits of houseplants all year long

When The World Gives You Lemons
Instead of throwing out your leftover lemon rinds, freeze them. Then when you need to freshen up a room simply simmer a few in water or bake them in the oven. Even microwaving them will freshen things up. Whether it’s cleaning, deodorizing or clearing the air, lemons are simply the zest!

There are countless ways you can use fresh lemons in your home

Essential Oils In A Spray
Air freshener sprays can be very uncomfortable for those who are sensitive to odours. DIY Air Freshener Sprays are often better than synthetic ones, that can contain harmful chemicals. With a spray bottle, the right essential oil and some water, you’ve got a homemade freshener everyone will appreciate. You can also use them in diffusers. Use mint for an invigorating feel, citrus for a clean scent or lavender for a calming evening. Here’s how to make it work for you. If you have pets, keep in mind animals are generally more sensitive to essential oils than humans are, here are some pet-safe ones to choose from.

Create your own spray, just make sure your essential oil is pet-friendly

Simmering Potpourri
Create a natural potpourri by simmering herbs, spices, and citrus peels in water on your stovetop. Common ingredients include cinnamon sticks, citrus slices, cloves, and apples. You can even make great gifts with your recipe.

Cranberries, oranges, cinnamon, when creating your own potpourri there are endless possibilities

Fresh Flowers
Everyone loves fresh flowers! No matter the season there’s always a flower that will brighten a day, a room, or your host. Check out these 6 benefits of adding fresh flowers to your space.

Whether freshly picked from your garden, or from a local store, flowers cheer up any room


Natural Cleaners
Looking for some homemade natural cleaners for your home? Check out our earlier blog for making your cleaning regime more green!

These natural air fresheners are not only effective but also safer for your health and the environment. Mix and match these options to find what works best for your home.

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