Whether you like the scent of citrus in the summer or warm sugar cookies in the fall, it’s always nice when your house smells lovely. Fortunately, you have a few different options to choose from when you want to enjoy a pleasant odor in the air. Here are some ideas to get you started.
A Whole Home Diffuser
When you want your favorite scent to fill your entire house, one option is to use an HVAC diffuser. This device hooks up to your outgoing vent from your HVAC system. A small amount of scented oil gets released by the machine and spreads through the home’s ventilation system. This is a quick and easy way to get every room smelling nice. Since it attaches past the furnace filter, you don’t need to worry about the smell not being strong enough or the oil interfering with the filtration system. One bottle lasts about a month so that you can fill your home with your favorite fragrance for weeks on end.
Use Your Stove
Many wonderful smells originate in your kitchen, and you can take advantage of the tools you already have to make your home smell pleasant even when you aren’t cooking. One option is to bake some spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg, at a low temperature in the oven. Roasting with minimal heat ensures the spices don’t get burned and are simply warm enough to give off their aroma. Another option is to bring a pot of spices to a boil on the stove. The steam helps carry their wonderful smell around the room. Make sure to keep adding water, so the spices don’t burn the bottom of the pan.
Invest in Electric Scent Plug-Ins
If you are looking for something that you can use in specific rooms in the house, electric plug-ins may be the way to go. There are many different options available, and they come in all different scents. These plugs have small bulbs filled with oil that emit fragrance when plugged in and warmed. You can easily change out the oils if you want something new, even if it isn’t empty. These work great when you want to add a scent to some rooms but not others.
Spray Room Refresher
Sometimes you may need to get rid of a smell very quickly. One option for this situation is to use a room spray. These products are also sold in various stores in different scents and are usually available in aerosol or pump spray bottles. A quick spray works perfectly for bathrooms, trash cans and dog bedding by masking unpleasant odors.
Display Fresh Flowers
Finally, bring the outdoors in with a bouquet of fresh flowers. Choose a few of your favorite, and the smell spreads through the room quickly. The benefit of flowers is that not only do they smell great, but they look beautiful, too.
Keeping your home smelling nice may seem like a chore. Consider these easy options to make your house smell great again.