5 natural ways to freshen any room

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Everyone wants a fresh smelling home, but it can be hard to keep it up. It can be especially hard to keep your home smelling great when you have pets in your home too. Usually, the best way to get rid of any odour in your home is to clean the source of the odour. So if you smell something funky coming from the kitchen, you might want to clean out your garbage cans or your fridge. Also, just keeping your home clean in general is going to help it stay smelling fresh because it will be clean. Like many other people, you might hesitate to grab the air fresheners to spray around your home because these can be filled with harmful chemicals. Good thing there are some cleaning tips and simple life hacks that will help you keep the rooms in your home smelling fresh without any chemicals. Cate Misczuk from DIY Everywhere shares some simple life hacks on how to keep your home smelling nice and fresh. The great thing is, they are pretty easy, and you might already have all of the ingredients at home already.

You can actually make your own homemade Febreze. Just use some laundry scent boosters to make your very own upholstery freshening spray. Simply mix a 1/4 of a cup of the laundry scent booster beads in any brand you like, with 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup hot water. Allow all of the ingredients to dissolve which will take around 30 minutes. Next, pour the completely mixed solution in a spray bottle and shake to mix well, then spray all over your furniture and linens for a nice, fresh scent. You can also create a simple, all natural simmer pot in your kitchen to spread a lovely scent throughout your kitchen and home. This is especially great to do after you've cooked a particularly pungent food like fish or onions. All you do is bring a pot of water to a boil and then add in several drops of your favourite essential oils. You can also use cut up fruit or herbs. Some of the best combinations are orange and cinnamon, lemon and rosemary, lavender and eucalyptus, and lavender and grapefruit. But even these scents on their own would be great.

You can also make gel jars like the ones you can buy in the store. Usually, those ones cost around $5 per jar which can add up when you're putting one in each room of the house. Just grab some unscented gelatin from the grocery store, some essential oils, and some Mason jars. Take your clean jars and put 30 drops of essential oils at the bottom. You can also add in some food colouring to make the gel look more interesting. Follow the instructions on the box to make the gelatin and when that is ready just pour it into the jar with the essential oils in it. The gel will thicken, and you can then put it in any room of your home. You can cover the top with a metal jar lid with some large holes poked into it, or you can use a piece of thin cloth to allow the scent to come through. Baking soda also works as a wonderful natural air freshener. Similar to the gel jars, you're going to make little aroma jars. Instead of using the gel, you'll use the baking soda. Just fill a Mason jar with a 1/2 of a cup of baking soda and then add in several drops of essential oils. Try these great simple life hacks to make your home smell amazing and check out more cleaning tips on the DIY Everywhere website.***

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