(Closed) Can't Get a Good "Home" Smell :(

posted 9 years ago in Home
Post # 47
1673 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Dolcebabe:  Best time to get them is when they have their 2 for $20 sales, or if you’re lucky to live near an outlet stock up then!  I just got 3 of the big candles for something like $24!

Post # 48
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@mrs_pudding_pop:  hahaha I would never want my house to smell like cookies all the time because then I won’t fit into my pants ever again

Post # 50
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

It’s probably the Febreeze and maybe the Scentsy (not sure what the latter is but the first one is full of toxins). Personally the smell of Febreeze, although sweet, gives me nausea. Scented candles are also a major contributor to indoor air pollution and I find give the air that “heavy” feel.

We have a HEPA filter cleaning the home air and try to avoid scented chemicals (actively looking for fragrance-free or scented naturally). You can notice a difference when you step in (or out of) the door. It smells “fresh,” un-dusty, un-heavy. It smells more like an “open space” than outside the door. (so I wouldn’t simply call it “the smell of nothing,” it is “the smell of freshness”.)

When we cook, the room fills with the delicious smells of cooking, but the smell doesn’t last much longer than eating the food does, as again, the HEPA filter gets rid of that too.

I’m very addicted to this way of living now and hate to notice lingering odors, or worse, artificial scents, in other places. I dislike going into cosmetics aisles for this reason.

Post # 51
2721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MeiFrancis:  That would make me wish I had cookies!  And when I get a food craving, it drives me nuts until I get that food.

Post # 54
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I use YC tarts. They’re $2 a piece and you can get deals for $1. Make sure you sign up on their site for emails. I use an electric warmer and it smells the whole house up so fast! And with the tarts you can change scents often!

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