How To: Make An Aromatic Wax Fire Starter For The Holidays

DIY aromatic wax fire starterWith Halloween basically behind us, it’s time to prep for Thanksgiving and Christmas! One of my favorite parts about this season is how delicious your home smells when treats are baking and Christmas trees are hanging out in the corner! Get a head start on making your home smell lovely with these beautiful aromatic fire starters!      

 They sure are pretty and the fact they serve a practical purpose is even better! Visit Hello Natural for the full tutorial! Continue Reading

How to Rid Your Home of Lingering Food Smells.

Curbly has certainly featured its share of techniques to add pleasant scents to your home and person (here, here, here, here, and here), but there are those time when your home is ALREADY aroma-ed, and you’d actually rather give it the old neutralize rather than cover it up.

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To that end, Apartment Therapy offers these solutions and others:

  • Simmer a pot of half vinegar and half water
  • Simmer a pot of water with lemon and orange peels
  • Leave a dish of vinegar out on the counter overnight
  • Saturate cotton balls with vanilla extract and let sit in a dish overnight

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Modern Potpourri?

I really get into the change of the seasons, and though it's not autumn yet, it's gonna be quite soon.

I appreciate a seasonally-scented home, but dried flowers and nut-ish things don't really suit my design aesthetic. I have pretty bad allergies, so only the natural-ist of candles are safe, but you can't leave those burning for long periods of time.

So, is there a modern solution to make one's home autumnally-aromaed? Or a tricky way to hide the evidence? Continue Reading