10 Brilliant Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing

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Bad smells can come from anywhere in the home. They can come from your vents, your fridge, or even your shoes. But thankfully there are some great ways to get rid of these bad smells. And they’re not hard to try either; they’re actually really simple and can take only a minute or so to apply. Also, they’re great options if you want to make sure you’re freshening your home with more natural smells.

Now down below are some great ideas for smell hacks done by genius bloggers. So check them out and let me know what you think!

Side Note!

Hey, also want to know the 8 beyond genius cleaning hacks that’ll save you a TON of time? Click here to check them out!

Wipe out Bad Smells from Your Dishwasher with Kool-Aid

Found from Real Simple

If you find that your dishwasher is starting to have an odor, then get rid of it fast by running it with lemon kool-aid. It’ll be gone in no time!

Tie Eucalyptus Up in Your Shower

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Tying up some eucalyptus in your shower is a great way to make sure that your bathroom smells fresh all the time. Also, the scent can help you relax while taking a shower.

Essential Oils and Air Filter

Found from Kids Activities Blog

A great idea for naturally scenting your home is to put a few drops of essential oil onto your air filter. That way when air is blowing through, the scent of the oil (whether it’s lemon, mint, or lavender) will go throughout your house.

Vanilla Scented Candles and Coffee Beans

Found from Smart School House

Whether it’s the cold season or not, I still think this idea of putting a vanilla-scented candle in a bowl of coffee beans is a great idea. Then you can make your whole home smell like a latte.

Kill the Bad Shoe Smells in your Room with Dry Shampoo

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you want to make sure your feet don’t sweat in your shoes (and then stink up a room), then spray the insides with dry shampoo before leaving.

DIY Garbage Disposal Cubes

Found from Homedit

Garbage disposals can get pretty gross and start to make your kitchen smell. But with these awesome DIY disposal cubes, you’ll have things smelling fresh in no time.

Simmer Homemade Potpourri Over the Stove

Found from Homedit

I’m kind of in love with over the stove (or slow cooker) homemade smells. They can really make your home smell like fall or the holidays.

Clip an Air Freshener to Your Air Vent

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Now if you want a really quick and easy hack, then try clipping an air freshener to your air vent and let the AC do its job.

Homemade Air Purifier

Found from Ms. Not So Perfect

I think that this hack is seriously awesome. If you have a big fan and an air filter, then definitely try this one out.

Cook Vanilla Extract in Your Oven

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you have some guests coming over or even a date night at home (or you just want things to smell great), then try baking 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.


Life can get busy at times and the home can get a bit neglected. But even if you don’t have a lot of time for making sure everything in the house is perfectly clean, you can make sure that it stays smelling fresh.

The smell is one of the first things people (and you) notice when entering the home. So using one of these super easy hacks is a great way to make sure that your place is relaxing and has a good scent.

Now if you have any questions, just let me know in the comments down below. I’d love to hear about them!

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

35 thoughts on “10 Brilliant Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing”

  1. Does anyone have a solution for getting smokers smell out of a home. I bought a home from 2-pack a day smokers. I cleaned the vents, repainted with odor killing primer, bought charcoal bags & nothing is working. Help!

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  2. What an awesome idea to put Kool-aid in your dishwasher to take out that smell. I have been looking for hacks like this everywhere. GENIUS! Thank you so much!!!!

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  3. I put dryer sheets in my vents and when the heat/air kicks on I have a big smile!! When the scent is gone or for the different seasons I use essential oils on them!!

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  4. Not sure about dry shampoo building up in my shoes and skin, but I do know tea tree oil is very good for odor causing bacteria. Especially for toe nail fungus and scalley feet. I know padded inserts you can put a couple of drops on and place in your shoes when not wearing. Then replace after wearing your shoes. Replace oil to the pad to destroy the bacteria that is causing the smell, as needed.

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  5. I placed a round stick-on air freshener (Dollar Tree) on the topside of each of my ceiling fans (placing it at the innermost part of the blade so that it didn’t make it wobble). I opened the freshener prior to sticking it on the fan blade, exposing the freshener pad and put a few drops of essential oil on the pad, then closed it up leaving it ajar. Voila!

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  6. I’m just assuming that you all know many shoes can be washed in the washing machine, then air dried. Anything I have with a flexible sole goes in the wash, tennis shoes, slippers, sandals. I’m still wearing (clean) sandals I’ve had for 15 years, and they still look like new.

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  7. I put a few drops of lime essential oil in water and heat it in the microwave, makes the whole room smell good and makes the microwave easy to clean!

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  8. My girlfriend told me about a great trick if company is coming over unexpectedly and you haven’t had all the time to clean like you would like, wipe down the baseboards and wood trim in the entryway with Pledge. It will give off a great smell of cleanliness when the guests walk in.

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  9. I’ve been whispered a secret tip before about mixing your favorite fabric softener beads with some water in a spray bottled and spraying carpeting, furniture and pillows. I’ve also been told to sprinkle cinnamon before vacuuming and the smell of the cinnamon warming in the vacuum is yummy.

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  10. Placing bowls of charcoal briskets in bowl around bad s!ell areas such as dog beds and litter boxes… The charcoal blocks actually absorb the bad orders and do not add a layer of another smell.

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  11. •Soaking cotton balls in vanilla extract & placing them behind furniture
    •boiling 1/4 white vinegar w/ 1 cup of water
    (I haven’t tried these yet, but I’ve read several articles about doing these)

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  12. I loved all the ways to make my house smell good because when I get home and open the door I smell urine from my dog and I want to get that smell out.

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  13. LOVE the dry shampoo tip! My feet are eternally sweaty, (whether they’re hot or cold!) which makes my shoes stink too! Do you have any tips for homes with pets? I find scents will just cover up the dog odor or mix with it and make it worse.

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