Diane Ackerman famously said “smell is the mute sense, the one without words''.
Did you know that scents, emotions and memories are intertwined with each other? That’s right! Our nose is known to have a long memory. Pleasant scents or foul odors are usually attached to an event or a place when we had first come across them. Therefore, every time you smell them again, you may find yourself getting nostalgic.
Before you step out of your home to encounter various scents across the city, make sure to know what your home smells like. Your home has a scent of its own; this is the same scent your brain associates with your comfort zone. And who wouldn't want their home to smell amazing right?
While it may be tricky to keep day-to-day odours at bay, there are several ways that you can deodorize your home. Let's see some ways you can do the job right!
Start with Clearance
For starters, clear the obvious sources that emit lousy odour such as garbage disposal units in your home. Make a mixture of baking soda and water and use this to clean your garbage disposal bin.
This will eliminate the foul odour left by the trash. Next, disinfect the bins with a citrus variant to have a pleasant smelling trash can at your disposal!
Simmer Your Best Taste!
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One of the best ways you can freshen up your space is by concocting a mixture using citrus fruits. Simply add citrus fruit slices and herbs to simmering water. Citrus fruits such as orange or herbs like lavender when boiled in water, permeate a sweet scent that is carried around your house leaving a refreshing aroma! You can also customize the smell depending on what ingredients you have at your place.
Scented Candles, Of Course!
You can always go old school by lighting up candles that emit fragrance. Today one can find multiple flavours of candles that are scented and once lit, leave the home smelling amazing!
Infact, you don't even have to light the candles all the time. You can just leave them sitting idle at places you spend most time, such as your study desk. You can also place them in your wardrobe (without lighting them, of course!) where your fabrics will absorb and carry the subtle aroma.
Make Your Own Gel Freshener
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This DIY might just become one of your favourites! Water and essential oils can give you a lively and natural air freshener. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:
Heat a cup of water in a saucepan and add a tablespoon of salt.
Add unflavoured gelatin; two units should be sufficient. Stir well.
Pour the mixture into a container, a glass container is preferable.
Finally, add essential oils of your choice preferably citrus oils as they smell the best.
Place these gel refreshers at various places in your home to have an amazingly fragrant home!
Scented Oil Diffuser
Diffusers are one of the easiest ways to get your home smelling good. All you have to do is add a few drops of essential oils in water and place it within the diffuser. The diffuser creates a fine mist which carries the scent of essential oils throughout your home. Today, you can find both portable as well as wired air diffusers in the market. They are available in varied sizes and shapes to suit your requirements.
There are both traditional and modern ways to deodorize your home. Irrespective of the approach you take, the end result is to reside in a home that smells pleasant and refreshing. Like we said before, humans remember spaces that smell both pleasant and foul. So let’s work towards creating a pleasant smelling home!
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