Keep Your Home Naturally Smelling Good with these Tips

ENCINO, CA - APRIL 17: Flower bouquets at the Stella & Dot trunk show to benefit the HollyRod Foundation on April 17, 2017 in Encino, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Stella & Dot)

Your home is your haven. Keeping it smelling fresh and sweet reduces stress levels and helps you relax in your own space. Chemical fragrances and sprays, however, may cause harm and are best avoided. Here are some tips to keep your home smelling natural and fragrant.

Fresh Flowers – One of the best ways to naturally freshen up your home both visually and olfactorily is to get fresh flowers. In India, fresh flowers are abundantly available. From roses to jasmines and from Champa to the parijat – there are so many to choose from. These are the perfect accessories for the living room, dining hall, and bedrooms and the right way to keep odors and musty smells at bay.

Burning incense – Burning incense sticks is a very old Indian practice. Usually a prayer ritual, incense is now a favorite of homeowners who prefer the natural scents fused with the sweet smells of smoldering wood. The best way to burn incense is in a lattice holder, which allows the fragrance to float through the room without the bother of ashes dirtying the room. These days incense sticks come in many different aromas to suit your preference.

Natural deodorizer – If you’re looking for a 2 BHK flat in Thane on Ghodbunder Road and are concerned that the smells of your neighbor’s kitchen may come wafting through the windows, it is best to brew a few natural deodorizer decoctions to keep your home smelling sweet. Boiling slices of lemon or orange with mint, cinnamon, and dried flowers will do the trick. You may also learn other DIY deodorizer recipes to naturally freshen up your home.

Oil diffuser – An oil dispenser is the best bet for a homeowner who is allergic to the ash and smoke of burnt incense. These days, ultrasonic aromatherapy diffusers are all the rage. Electric powered diffusers are just as handy. The sheer range of natural oils that are available in the market is mind-boggling. Choose natural aromas such as jasmine, musk, lavender, lemongrass, or sandalwood and have a sweet-smelling room in a jiffy.

Natural potpourri – Dried leaves, herbs, and flowers have been used since time immemorial to keep the home and wardrobes smelling sweet. Drying your own mix of flower petals and leaving small sachets of these in the drawers, cupboards, and shelves is a sure way of keeping the nooks and corners smelling good all day long. Dried roses and lavenders make for the best potpourri mix.

Natural petrichor – There are a number of things we can do to keep our homes smelling great. Nothing, however, quite matches up with the sweet smell of wet soil. If you have a garden or even a few potted plants, watering them daily may be part of your routine. If you own a luxury 2BHK in Thane, you may want to consider growing indoor plants. Indoor plants can grow well with very little effort but watering them will leave the home filled with a divine fragrance that will be highly appreciated by one and all.

Natural room sprays – Dump the aerosol cans and opt for natural rooms sprays. Rose water, citrus or floral essence in water, essential oil spritz – the sky is the limit when it comes to DIY rooms sprays with natural fragrances. Store these in spray bottles and squirt them whenever you feel the need to spruce up your home.