things to make my house smell good!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I dab a bit of my perfume or some essential oils on my lightbulbs.  Once you turn on the lights and the bulb warms up, the scent is lightly released.  Smells lovely! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@sugarcube: 

wall plug ins- I think these work the best. I have glade, bath & body works (they always have sales on them) and airwick ones. 

Fabreeze spray- that definitely helps get ride of doggy smell, if your opposed to chemicals you could also use a natural fabric spray (just add essential oils to water and shake VERY well). 

 sense and sprays (which if knocked over- would be ok). These are eletric, run on batteries. They just puff a little scent into the room every so often, or when someone walks into the room and passes it. Air wick and glade make it

Sachets- hiding little packs of dried lavander or eucalyptus can definitely help absorb smells. I hide them in the couch cushions, behind furniture, in the closet, in drawers

Carpet freshening powders– I use ones with baking soda, you just sprinkle a bit on before vacuuming. 

 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

After I learned how Febreeze works on a chemical level, I use nothing but that. My house always smells lovely.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MissMiaMarch:  That’s such a clever idea!

When I read the title of the post all I could think of was baking chocolate chip cookies, but I guess that’s more of a short term solution 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@sugarcube:  You have to check them on them. If they run low they can burn. I have never had them leak. I know they can if you choose to tilt them- some of the wall flowers have a tilting option for “maximum” smell…. I never do that.

I tend to be a neat freak, I check them every time I vacuum… if you abide by that rule you will definitely be safe. My mom uses them too. She has not had that issue either. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MissMiaMarch:  Be very careful continuing with this practice. I worked a lot with essential oils for my old soap business and some essential oils have a relatively low flash point (Where they ignite) and lightbulbs get very hot.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Fabrese for the “cleanliness”

And scents for the “smells good / like home” element

I like Plug-Ins, Room Sprays (the fancy ones not the ones that come in aeresol cans), Good Candles… like Partylite or Yankee Candle… and when it comes to YC their other home freshening products too (oils, sprays, bathroom beads, car fresheners etc)

I’ve been known to change up my Scents as the mood strikes

Sometimes I’ll get into a frame of mind where I’ll just want crisp and clean… and go for that top to bottom in the house… Citrus, Clean Linen

Then othertimes I’ll change things up Seasonally / Monthly

PL & YC are great for this cause they have so many options… and some can be truly deceptive

I’ve been known for example to spray my fake Xmas Tree with Pine Scent, and have fooled many a visitor, lol (well up until someone touches the tree)

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Scentsy is my #1 go to product always! And the products are reasonably priced Laughing

Scentsy Wickless Candles are the safe alternative to long-lasting, highly scented candles.  Scentsy warmers are electric and use a low-watt bulb to melt specially formulated wax slowly, maximizing the fragrance time of Scentsy Bars and Bricks.  There is no flame, soot, or wick, making Scentsy safer than traditional scented candles.

Scentsy has a variety of warmers in different sizes.  Warmers are available in plug-in, mid-size and full-size, making the perfect fit for any room in your home.

Scentsy Bars and Scentsy Bricks are the wax used in your Scentsy Warmer.  Scentsy Bars weigh approximately 2.4 oz., while Scentsy Bricks weigh approximately 1 pound.  Bars and bricks are available in over 80 fabulous fragrances.

– See more at: http://www.scentsy.com

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@sugarcube:   One of my favorite “tricks” is to use crockpot potpourri.  You basically put about 2 cups of water in a crockpot or saucepan on the stove and add things like vanilla and cinnamon.  You let it simmer and it smells soooooo good. http://tipnut.com/fragrant-home-13-simmering-pot-recipes/ has some great fragrance combinations.  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - FMILs back yard

@nikkialys:  +1 

Or my favorite trick, especially during the holidays, is to put a bowl (or pan) with some vanilla extract and stick it in the oven for a bit. The whole house smells like vanilla!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @sugarcube:  room spray, linen spray, etc.  The stuff that costs a fair bit per ounce and tends to come in a bottle not a can, and not listed under a big brand name.  Usually sold at Candle or fancy homegood stores (Bombay Co, Bowrings, Crabtree & Evelyn and such)…

Not Fabrese or the stuff everyone’s Mother / Grandmother had once upon in the Bathroom ala Glade spray in an aeresol can

That cheaper stuff, is what many a man my age fondly calls “the Poop Spray”… as in “you don’t want to go in there… we were all out of poop spray”

Undecided *rolls eyes*

 

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