Store bought candles and air fresheners tend to have many harmful properties and a lot of the time it’s more work than it’s worth to figure out the ingredients that’re actually in them. To make things even harder for consumers, the prices tend to be just plain ridiculous.
Switching over to essential oils has been such a money and health saver for me. You get to pick exactly what you want your home cleaners to smell like and you get to do it on the cheap! If you are looking for fun new ways to make your house smell naturally awesome, here are some of my favorite scent hacks!
Mason Jar Gel Air Freshener
If you are looking to create a scented DIY that you can gift during special occasions, mason jars are always a great idea.
Chemical Free Air Freshener Filter
This simple hack will only take you a minute! When it comes time to change out the air filters in your home, be sure to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Clothespin Car Freshener
I consider my car to be a part of my home as much time is spent in it each day. Make sure you aren’t trapping yourself in a box of harmful chemicals by using this hack. Take a wooden clothes pin and add a few drops of lemon essential oil.
I’ve always found candle melts really satisfying to use. They look awesome and they give off such a rich aroma.
Multi-Purpose Baking Soda Freshener
Carpets tend to see a lot of rough days so it is important to keep them as fresh as you can. I love using carpet powder prior to vacuuming because it is such a simple but effective way to change the smell of your entire home.
Your fabric couches definitely need some love too! I like to make sprays like this prior to vacuuming as it helps me get rid of cat and dog fur.
Plug-in Freshener Refill
If you are looking to replace your toxic air fresheners from the grocery store or Bath & Body Works, be sure not to waste those glass plug ins!
Essential Oil & Rice Freshener
Just when you thought essential oils couldn’t be more of a budget friendly alternative, we bring in the rice hack. Seriously, go to your local Asian grocery store and get a bunch for less than 10 bucks. It’ll last you MONTHS.
Fragrance Cotton Balls
What I like about these fragrance cotton balls is that they are easily hidden.
Olive Oil Candles
To add some extra scent to this olive oil candle, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
This unique hack will last you longer than the cotton balls and the wood won’t break down as easily.
Pom Pom Ball Car Freshener
If you don’t feel like putting this in your car, you can try putting it in your purse to keep things smelling fresh.
Potpourri is one of my favorite smell DIYs! It not only makes everything smell amazing, it is a great decorative piece!
DIY Essential Oil Diffuser
You can find these kinds of pots on the cheap at your local IKEA.
Coffee Filter Sachets
I love the smell of coffee in the morning. If it is around the holidays, add a bit of peppermint to give it an extra KICK.
This linen spray idea is great for carpet, couches and your bed.
Lavender & Pine Linen Spray
Another great scent pair for a linen spray is lavender and pine. Be sure to leave out the pine though if you have pets!
This diffuser is another elegant solution that will make your house smell great.
There are so many applications for essential oils and I like to use as many as possible! They are so fun to work with and I like knowing that what I am doing isn’t harming my family and pets.
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