The Ultimate Guide to Making Your House Smell Amazing with Potpourri and Home Fragrance

The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Home Smell Amazing

As home décor and design enthusiasts, we spend a lot of time and consideration visually crafting our “perfect” home space, but how often are we actually thinking about the way it smells? From the psychology of scents, to removing unwanted odors, to incorporating home fragrance with style, we’ve created a comprehensive guide packed with everything you need to know to make sure your home smells as lovely as it looks.

 

 

Perfume History

 

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History of Home Fragrances

Craving a pleasant-smelling home is hardly a new concept. Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Refreshing Room Spray

Get your new year off to a fresh start by making your own DIY room sprays.

Currently I'm living in a two bedroom apartment with my fiancé, one large dog, and one cat. It's not a spacious place by any means, but I think it's just the right size for the four of us. The only time our pad feels too small is right about now: half way through the winter. It's the middle of January, and cabin fever is starting to set in. To offset the restlessness of being indoors, I'm freshening up the joint with a simple, quick room spray. Continue Reading

How To: Make an Inexpensive DIY Reed Diffuser

DIY reed diffuser tutorial

Inside: how to make a DIY reed diffuser to make your house smell amazing, fresh and clean.

You can pick up all you want, but the true indicator of how clean a home really is? The way it smells. During spring cleaning season, we wait for the days where it’s warm enough to open the windows and air out the house, and do some serious scrubbing to get rid of the worst odor offenders. And when all’s back to neutral, it’s time to fill your home with a fresh, clean scent. Continue Reading

Make Homemade “Febreze”

Get out the funk with Instructabler killhannahfreak2’s homemade Febreze recipe. Here’s what you’ll need to whip up a batch:    

  • an empty spray bottle
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of fabric softener

The how-to is pretty self-explanatory, but a link is always welcomed. 

Commenter nikholemarie offered up her recipe as well. Here it is:

  • 1/2 cup laundry detergent
  • 1/4 cup, 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 2 cups of water

She assures us they won’t bleach out the fabrics onto which we spray it.  Continue Reading