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10 Clever Hacks That'll Make Your Home Smell Great

Written by Grace & Silas
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Aside from cleaning and organizing your home, making it smell great also very important. There’s nothing better than walking into your house and having it smell amazing. It can uplift your mood and make your home feel welcoming.

And as you know, I love sharing tips and tricks to make your life a bit easier, so I decided to look for some amazing ways to keep your home smelling great. These are ideas that are all easy to do, budget-friendly, and are all natural. So check out my finds down below and let me know what you think!

Lemon and Rosemary Natural Room Scent

If you want to make your home smell fresh and natural, then try this lemony rosemary scent. All you have to do is just combine lemon slices, sprigs of rosemary, and vanilla extract together with water on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Then turn it down to a simmer and let the smell fill your house for hours.

Rub Your Lightbulbs With Vanilla Extract

Turn your room into an aromatic place by simply rubbing some vanilla extract or peppermint oil onto your off light bulb. When you turn on the lights, the scent will warm and the aroma will softly fill the room.

DIY Reed Diffuser

Instead of buying some expensive reed diffuses, why not make your own and save so much time and money? To make them, just fill a vase with essential oils and place reeds inside. The oil will saturate into the reeds and release the aroma into the air.

Hang a Eucalyptus Bunch in Your Shower

Did you know that by simply hanging a bunch of eucalyptus on your shower head, you can improve your health as well as the smell of your house? When you hang a bunch of eucalyptus in your shower and run hot water, the naturally occurring essential oils in the leaves get activated and spread the super refreshing and relaxing scent, which will turn your bathroom into a spa-like oasis!

Garbage Disposal Fresheners

Get rid of the foul odors in your garbage disposal with this quick fix. You’ll just need to put some lemon slices and vinegar into an ice cube tray and then freeze. Once set, throw a couple into your garbage disposal and you’re done!

Make Your House Smell Like Fall

Whether it’s fall or any time of the year, this scent will definitely make your home smell amazing. And to make it, all you need to do is fill a small pan with water and add orange peels and cinnamon sticks. Bring it to a boil, then turn the heat down to simmer. Within a few minutes, your home will start to smell heavenly!

Using Charcoal to Remove Fridge Odors

If you ran out of baking soda at home, try using charcoal as an alternative to get rid of stinky odor from your fridge. Place it in a medium bowl or box and leave it in your fridge. The charcoal has an activated carbon which absorbs odors in your refrigerator and freezer effortlessly.

Put a Drop of Essential Oil onto Cotton Balls

One of the easiest ways to make your house smell amazing is by putting a drop or two of essential oil onto cotton balls and place them around your house. Try using some peppermint or lavender oil since they’re great for calming.

Deodorize an Entire Room With a Bowl Full of Vinegar

In case your room has a strange or weird smell that lingers, try to fill a small bowl with vinegar and place it in a room that needs the freshening. The vinegar will neutralize the odors and get rid of any foul smells.

DIY Laundry Scent Booster

With just some Epsom salt, essential oil, and a mason jar, you can easily make your laundry clean and smell fresh. The Epsom salt will completely dissolve in water and the scent of the essential oil will go straight into your laundry. It’s perfect for sheets and towels.


While it’s easy and convenient to get some store bought home air fresheners, using them over time can be harmful to you. They’re full of chemicals and toxins that are horrible for your health. So instead, try out these natural DIY tips and tricks to make your home smell great in no time. They’re much safer to use, budget-friendly, and will make your house smell amazing. So give them a try and let me know what you think!

Now, if you have questions about this post, let me know in the comment section down below. I’d be glad to help you out!

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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