What is the first thing that visitors notice when they enter your home? Yes, it is the smell! Your Diwali decor may be out of this world, but if your home smells even a little unpleasant, it threatens to undermine all your efforts.
Do not stress, though. We are here, again, to save the day! Here are some incredibly simple tips and tricks to make sure your home always smells amazing.
This one is a classic. When it comes to the matters of fragrance, potpourri is probably second to none. Even if you cannot find the blend you want, you can easily make your very own bowl of potpourri! Some evergreen ingredients are cinnamon sticks, cloves, essential oils, and orange peels. All you need to do it add them to boiling water, let it simmer for a bit, and voila!
2. Cotton ball bombs
This hack is a very old one, which means it is very effective, too. Just take a handful of cotton balls, dip them in your favourite perfume and leaves them all around the house, preferably tucked in corners that are not easily seen.
Try the space between cushions, under the sofa, by the A/C vent, under the pillows and the like.
3. Indoor plants
This is one of the most effective ways to keep your home smelling naturally great. Not only does it help will the smell but is also visually appealing!
4. Bake it out
The warm scent of freshly baked cakes and biscuits is borderline intoxicating, none of us can deny that. Well, it is time to invite that lovely smell to your home! A fresh batch of cookies or cupcakes is all you need. House smells great, taste buds also feel great. It is a win-win, right?
Pro-tip: If baking is not really your thing, just add a few teaspoons of vanilla in a container and heat it in the oven for about an hour. This method is not only hassle-free but will also have your entire home smelling like vanilla in a matter of minutes!
5. Essential oils
Want your home to smell good? There is nothing a few drops of essential oils cannot take care of! Get a diffuser or add it to your favourite candles, and you are sorted! There are so many options in essential oils that you will be spoilt for choice!
Plus, you do not have to worry about harmful chemicals with essential oils.
6. Tealight candles in coffee beans
Another great option, which also is a whole aesthetic by itself. Add a few handfuls of coffee beans in a glass/wooden container, and place a candle right in the middle. This will have the subtle fragrance of coffee circulating through the room in no time. If you are sensitive to smells, this trick is a godsend, as the scent is quite faint but not negligible. It is just right.