Smell (scents) affect on the psyche of each person, so it would be good if your home smells nice so you can relax and enjoy.
Scents have a special impact on our psyche: they can fix our mood, they remind us of some persons and events from childhood or past history, they cause a feeling of comfort or discomfort, in turn, they associate us with certain season or the holidays etc. Smells in the home have a special significance, since in our home we spend a lot of time and we want to feel comfortable and relaxed.
Today on the market we can find a lot of Synthetic fragrances for home, or so called “air freshener” , but all of them hide many toxic substances. In this article, we bring you some recipes and tricks for natural scents, scents which you can do yourself and will be 100% natural and your home will smell amazing.
Natural Air Freshener
Pour into a deeper pan half a liter of water and place on the stove to boil. When the water boils, remove from heat and allow to cool. Prepare three tablespoons of baking soda. Squeeze the juice of two fresh lemons and be sure to strain it through a sieve to separate the pulp from the fruit juice. Boiled water, baking soda and lemon juice, mix in a larger bowl and allow to cool. A cold solution pour into a spray bottle and thus obtained freshener room spray around the room several times a day.
For your Living Room
The best spice to refresh the room is definitely cinnamon. Cinnamon sticks can be washed and used several times. Also, a mixture of cinnamon, orange and cloves gives wonderful smells. During the winter months, on radiator put containers with water with few drops of any essential oil. The essential oil of lavender relaxes and provides a good night’s sleep, the essential oil of eucalyptus, rosemary and juniper helps the airways and essential oil of orange awakens and gives energy.
After cooking, in kitchen usually stays bad odor. There is an easy and quick way to eliminate them. Insert a cinnamon stick and a few slices of orange in the sauce pan, pour water and leave to cook for half an hour. The house will smell wonderful!
For Bedroom or closets
Bags of lavender stored with your pillow will help you fall asleep. For better effect, a few drops of essential oil of lavender on your pillow at bedtime or in the container with water on the radiator. For scented clothing store one or more bags with lavender in the closet. Occasionally drop a few drops of lavender oil, this will keep your clothes from moths.
Quinces are also great for pleasant smell in the closet. Just be careful when choosing a quince, make sure they are not damaged, so they won’t spoil.
For your Bathroom
In a small bowl pour a handful of dried lavender and store it in the bathroom. Add about ten drops of lavender oil once in a week. If you have a larger bathroom, you can make several cups with lavender. Lavender will release pleasant smell for days , relaxing scent.