You live in your home and your home reacts to the life that happens in it. Sometimes this can be fun like when your brass hardware begins to antique or the notches where you marked your child’s growth become more numerous. Other times the natural by-products of living in a home can be less fun, like less than fresh smells. If you are constantly on the lookout for natural ways to keep your home smelling fresh, we have a few suggestions for you.
One of the simplest and most effective ways to freshen up your home is to open the windows and let fresh air circulate. This helps eliminate stale odors and brings in a natural, refreshing scent. We make it a point to build plenty of windows into our Handler Home designs, so open up those windows and get a nice cross breeze going!
Use Natural Air Fresheners
Instead of commercial air fresheners that often contain artificial fragrances, consider using natural alternatives. Place bowls of baking soda, vinegar, or activated charcoal in various areas of your home to absorb odors. You can also create your own air freshener by simmering herbs, spices, and citrus peels in water on the stovetop.
Essential oils have pleasant scents and can be used in various ways to freshen your home. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender, lemon, or eucalyptus, to a spray bottle filled with water. Use this mixture as a natural air freshener or spritz it onto fabrics, carpets, or upholstery.
Natural Odor Absorbers
Place natural odor absorbers around your home to neutralize unwanted smells. For example, coffee grounds, baking soda, or activated charcoal can be placed in small dishes or sachets and tucked away in closets, cabinets, or areas prone to odors.
Natural Fabric Refreshers
Fabrics, such as curtains, upholstery, and carpets, can hold onto odors. Sprinkle baking soda on fabrics, let it sit for a while, and then vacuum it off to absorb odors. You can also create a fabric refresher spray by diluting vinegar with water and adding a few drops of essential oil. Lightly mist fabrics to freshen them up.
And there you have it! By incorporating these natural methods, you can enjoy a pleasant and inviting atmosphere without relying on artificial air fresheners.
By Handler Homes 6-20-2023