ragrant house is all good! It makes us calmer, relaxed and snuggled.
Scents also bring a feeling of foster care, well being and can even be great allies in treating insomnia, anxiety and stress.
But how to keep the house always fragrant? We tell you in this post. We brought several tips to help you with this task, come and see.
How to leave the house scented: essential care
1. Daily cleaning
A clean house is the first step to also having a fragrant house. Therefore, make it a habit to regularly sweep and mop the floor, wash the dishes, clean the stove and sanitize the bathroom fixtures.
These everyday cleaning tasks are essential to eliminate bad odors. Otherwise, you’ll just be covering up the stench and dirt.
2. Check sewer pipes
Another thing that can get in the way of your dream of a fragrant home is poorly sealed or insulated sewer pipes. It could be the bathroom drain that is giving a return, the kitchen siphon that is poorly connected and so on.
If you happen to notice that these pipes are not properly sealed, have them repaired.
3. Clean the trash cans
It is not enough to just remove the garbage. It’s also important to create the habit of washing the house trash cans at least once a week.
4. Organize the fridge and pantry
Spoiled, moldy and expired foods also interfere with the odor of the house. Just imagine a fruit bowl with rotten bananas? The smell is not good at all. Therefore, before wanting to perfume the house, inspect the cupboards, refrigerators and fruit bowls, eliminating everything that is unfit for consumption.
It is also important to pack foods correctly, especially those with strong odors, such as garlic and onions. That way you prevent unpleasant smells from spreading in the environment.
5. Change bed and bath linen
The human body is constantly eliminating dead cells, in addition to secretions such as sweat. And do you know where all this will end? On bed sheets and bath towels.
Over the days it is natural for these fabrics to absorb bad odors, so get used to changing your bedding and bath linen every week.
6. Pet Corner
If you have pets at home, you know that they are also responsible for the odors present in the environment. Therefore, you need to ensure that their corner is always clean and sanitized, including not only the place where the kitty does the needs, but also the bed and water and food bowls.
7. Let the light in
A clean and fragrant house also needs lighting and ventilation. This is even the main way to prevent mold and control the proliferation of mites.
When waking up in the morning, open all windows and doors and keep them that way for some time, even in winter.
7 tips and tricks for a home that is always fragrant
1. Scented Cleansers
Scented cleaners sold in supermarkets are the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to a scented home. But their scent is usually short-lived. To use them correctly, follow the package instructions.
2. Stick flavoring
Stick air fresheners are very common and really work. There are several options for sale in housewares stores and supermarkets, just choose the one you like the most.
But the trick for the air freshener to perfume the house properly is to turn the sticks inside the container every day.
3. Flavoring spray
The scent spray is another trick that works to scent the house. You can choose to buy ready-made ones or make your own at home.
Despite being more practical, industrialized sprays tend to have a very strong smell and the most sensitive people may have allergic problems, especially those suffering from rhinitis.
Therefore, the ideal is always to opt for a homemade option, healthier and fragrant for real.
You can use herbs, dried flowers, citrus fruits and spices as an aromatic base.
Write down an infallible recipe to perfume the house below:
- Grain alcohol or ethyl alcohol
- Fresh citronella leaves
Start by washing the citronella leaves. Then put in a deep pan and cover with water. Wait to boil and count five minutes. Turn off the pan and wait for the liquid to cool.
Next, clean a bottle (preferably dark) and pour in the citronella broth. Complete with alcohol. If you wish, put some leaves in this mixture. Place the bottle with the preparation in a dark place and let it rest for about a month.
After that period pour the contents into a spray bottle and it’s ready! Now all you have to do is spray it around the house, on the curtains and carpets.
Tip: you can replace citronella with any other herb of your choice, such as lavender, rosemary, basil, holy grass, among others. Step by step is the same. In addition to herbs, try using fruit peels, such as lemon and orange, and spices such as cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
4. Aromatic candles
Scented candles are also great room scents. Not to mention that they are still decorative and bring a bonus that is soft and diffused lighting, perfect for intimate nights.
And did you know that you can make aromatic candles at home? So it is! See the step by step:
Incense has been used for centuries in the most different cultures for the purpose of spiritual upliftment. But nothing prevents these scented sticks from also being used to flavor your home.
A tip: use an incense holder so that the dust doesn’t get the furniture and floor dirty.
6. Essential oils
Essential oils are super concentrated compounds extracted from plants that serve both to perfume the house and to help treat different types of emotions.
To perfume the house, however, the use of oils is easy and safe. You just need to choose your favorite aroma, drip a few drops into a diffuser (electric or manual) and that’s it.
In addition to the aroma, you will also benefit from the calming and relaxing power of these oils.
7. Scented sachets
The inside of the cabinets also deserves to be always scented, doesn’t it? And for that, nothing better than a scented sachet.