The right scent can make our homes feel instantly fresher, more homely, and welcoming. Although there are plenty of great store-bought options available, they are often super intense and made with harsh chemicals. Luckily there are some great DIY alternatives you can try. Not only are they super easy but they also deodorise and scent your space the natural way.
Keep reading to discover how you can turn household ingredients and essential oils into natural home scents that help keep your space smelling fresh and clean.
Homemade Reed oil diffusers (otherwise known as stick diffusers) look chic and make your home smell great.
- Baby oil
- Essential oil of our choosing. Some of our favourites are sweet almond, lavender and cedarwood.
- Rattan diffuser sticks (Available to purchase from most candle supply stores like: https://www.aussiecandlesupplies.com.au/collections/reeds)
To start, fill your vase with as much essential oil as you want, and fill the rest with the baby oil. Now, place the diffusing sticks in the vase and tie them together in the middle. Then simply flip the sticks around every now and then to release the lovely smell.
Lemon Basil Spray
Not only do homemade air fresheners smell great, they’re also super easy to make, cost-friendly, effective, and use simple ingredients often found in your kitchen pantry.
- Spray bottle
- 4 tablespoons of dried basil
- 1 tablespoon of vodka
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil
- Filter (could be a coffee filter)
In a small pot, boil ½ cup of water. Add the dried basil and let it rest for a few minutes. Meanwhile, in another pot, boil ¾ cups of water. Open your spray bottle and place the funnel. Now, with the filter on top of the funnel, start pouring the basil mixture in it. After that, pour the rest of the water, with the vodka and the essential oil. Let it cool down, and you can start using it!
While candles add warmth and light to every space, making your home feel cosier, they don’t last forever and can be a little pricey. Homemade candles are super fun to make and experiment with – the variations of candle scents are only limited by your imagination.
- Fragrance (optional)
- Colour (optional)
- Skewers or Popsicle sticks
- Heatproof pot
Before you pour the wax, place your wick into the appropriate vessel. Set up the pot over a heat source, such as a hot plate or electric stove. Add the wax and allow it to melt. Add your colour and fragrance to the melted wax in the pot, if desired. Carefully pour the hot wax into the container. Use skewers or popsicle sticks to help keep the wick in place. Let the wax cool completely and then trim the wick down to size and you’re ready to go.
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