Post # 1
Do any of you ladies have suggestions as to things to make my house smell better? Kind of a funny question, but my dog has been a little “doggy” lately since shes blowing her coat, and I love it when a friend’s house smells good!
I have a large dog, and a cat that climbs on cabinets and counters, so I really don’t want anything with an open flame – like those tea light candle oil warmers. When my rottie bups into things, they have a tendency to fall over. Which is a bummer, because I love those! My friend has a diffuser thing, where you stick sticks of wood into a pot of oil, but I know my cat would just chew on the reeds and knock it over. So unfortunatly thats also a no go.
So any suggestions as to safe good smelling things?! 🙂
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
im obssessed with smelly things: thought of a few more haha
Those Gelly Balls, those if knocked over will still be ok.
Glade also came out with a gel pack and then there is their older version of scented gel-
Post # 6
@SparkleBee11: Thank you! i was reading about the bath and body works wallflowers. the reviews were mixed.. and some said it’d leak oil on your wall outlet! eek! i suppose this has never happend to you?
Post # 7
After I learned how Febreeze works on a chemical level, I use nothing but that. My house always smells lovely.
Post # 8
@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
@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
@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
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 # 12
@This Time Round: Thanks! Quick question – what did you mean by fancy room spray?
Post # 13
Scentsy is my #1 go to product always! And the products are reasonably priced
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.
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Post # 14
@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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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
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”