Have you ever visited someone’s home that just smells great? Your sense of smell is closely linked to memory, meaning when something smells good, odds are your good impression will stick around. Aromatherapy has been shown to help ease stress, increase energy, improve focus, and even help sleep.
But how do people achieve that incredible smelling experience? Here are a few hacks to make your house smell good:
Absorb Bad Smells
The first step to having an amazing smelling house? Making sure no bad smells are getting in the way! Take some time to clean the obvious suspects: take out the trash and compost, wipe down the inside of your garbage pail, take inventory of your fridge, and eliminate pet smells. (Struggling with how to make your house smell good with pets? Check out our guide to eliminating pet smells!) This should leave you with a great blank slate to play with, rather than trying to hide stinky smells.
Purify the Air
Nobody likes stuffy, stagnant air. Take advantage of nice weather by opening a window and letting fresh air into your home. It’s even better if you’re able to open multiple windows and get a cross breeze. You can also consider investing in an air purifier, or look into natural air purifiers like activated charcoal or becoming a plant parent!
Eliminate Kitchen Odors
You love the smell of a home cooked meal, but those smells can linger longer than you’d like. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to eliminate kitchen odors. Opening a window during or after cooking can help dispel lingering scents. You can also use that same cookware to add some lovely scent to your home. After cooking, wash your pots and pans with Dropps Power Dish Spray. You can then take your newly cleaned pot and make some simmering stovetop potpourri! What can you boil to to make your house smell good? You can simmer lemons, orange peels, cinnamon, vanilla…the possibilities are endless! Let this mixture simmer on your stovetop on low while you wash the remainder of your dishes, and enjoy a great-smelling kitchen for hours. Bonus: this is a great way to use any citrus rinds or scraps created during cooking. Hello, low-waste kitchen!
Lightly Scent Your Linens
Scent can be added to every aspect of your home. When doing laundry, consider the scent of your laundry detergent and fabric softener. Using the same scent in both products will add a boost of fragrance to your clothes and linens. This may seem subtle, but it can give a big boost to the scent profile of your home. Whether you use Lavender Eucalyptus for a relaxing, spa-like feeling, or Orange Blossom for a pop of energetic citrus, these small touches can go a long way in making every corner of your home smell great. Looking for a stronger scent? You can add a drop or two of your favorite essential oils to your Wool Dryer Balls, so your laundry gets lightly scented as it dries.
Add a Spritz of Scent
Now for the typical touches! We love to add a burst of scent to a room to change the mood and uplift the atmosphere. Dropps Revitalizing Mist is infused with essential oils to add a fresh smell to any room while its anti-odor technology targets any lingering unwanted smells. Revitalizing Mist can also be used on footwear and laundry–perfect for adding a burst of scent. (We particularly like Lavender Chamomile in the bedroom and Clean & Crisp in the kitchen!) Other options include diffusing essential oils or burning candles. Your guests will be sure to leave raving about how wonderful your home smells!