5 natural ways to keep your home smelling fresh- eliminate oders

Since this whole self-isolation/quarantine has started I’ve found myself going out less and staying home more. Who’s with me!? πŸ™‚ Because of this added time at home I am cleaning more, baking up a storm, and reading books like there’s no tomorrow! And as an introvert, I LOVE it!

The Fall is quickly apporaching, in fact where I live the leaves have already started changing, insane, I know right! Plus, since school has started back up, online of course, I am home a lot. So, to keep myself busy and my mind sane I’ve written down a number of fun projects to do and one of them I am going to share with you today! πŸ™‚

Scents- I am a candle hoarder, it’s begun to be a bit of a problem. 1. because I am trying to spend less money this year and 2. because I am running out of room to store them all! With that being said, I am not going to give up my candle obsession especially with fall being so close but what I am going to do is divert some of my attention to creating natural scents to keep my home smelling fresh. Let’s face it. Sure candles smell nice but sometimes the ingredients in them can be a bit scary to read. So, to combat this why not try a few of these 100% DIY home scents to keep your place smelling spiffy and clean, all while staying 100% natural. πŸ™‚

Lemon Basil Spray

Directions: Boil 3/4 cup water. Add 4 TBSP dried basil and let steep for 3 minutes. Pour mixture into a spray bottle and add 3/4 cup distilled water, 1 TBSP vodka and 5 drops lemon essential oil. Put lid on bottle and shake.

Essential oil wax melts


  1. Start by adding slow cooker liners to your slow cooker. Then add 2 cups soy wax pellets and set heat to low.
  2. Once melted add 1 tsp lavender essential oil, 3/4 tsp cedar wood essential oil and 1/2 tsp vetiver essential oil. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Then carefully remove plastic liner from slow cooker (with mixture) and place in a liquid measuring cup folding the excess plastic over the edges.
  4. Now, sprinkle dried lavender in silicone mold and pour wax mixture on top.
  5. Wait until the wax is solid, remove from silicone molds and how you’re ready to use it in your wax warmer!

Recipe from bhg.com

Air Freshener Spray

Directions: Add 3 TBSP fabric softener to spay bottle, 3 cups lukewarm water and 1 TBSP baking soda. Shake!

Bathroom Oder Eliminator

Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down bathroom sink or shower drain. Let powder sit for 15 minutes until it fully absorbs. Then pour over 1/2 cup vinegar and let sit for another 15 minutes. Flush hot water down both drains to clean up.

Furniture Deodorizing Spray

Combine 1 3/4 cup distilled water, 10 drops lemon essential oil and 1 tsp baking soda. Mix. Add to a spray bottle.

Leave a comment below telling me which one was your favorite. And if you decide to make one I would love to know how it worked!

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